BlackBerry is preparing to launch a new phone, and this one’s hardly going to turn heads. The new BlackBerry 9720 is powered by aged BlackBerry 7.1 OS.

BlackBerry 9720 New BlackBerry 9720 to run on the old BlackBerry 7.1 operating system

Imagine Google debuting a new Nexus phone later this year that runs Gingerbread, or Apple getting ready to launch a new iPhone in 2014 powered by iOS 6.

BGR got that spot on as that the feeling you would get upon imagining such a scenario. As plain unthinkable as it sounds, Canadian phone maker BlackBerry is getting ready to launch the all new BlackBerry 9720, running the not-so-new BB 7.1 OS.

Despite the introduction of the new BB 10 platform, the company has failed to show sizeable profits which they had originally anticipated, and promised to all. BlackBerry 10 hasn’t been been the runaway success that the company was hoping it would be, and in such times BlackBerry is turning back to its old pot, digging out a new phone on an old OS.

BlackBerry 9270 BB 7.1 OS New BlackBerry 9720 to run on the old BlackBerry 7.1 operating system

  • It’s listed as the BlackBerry 9720.
  • Full QWERTY keyboard.
  • Display resolution is 480×360
  • Runs BlackBerry OS 7.1
  • Supports: 802.11b / 802.11g / 802.11n / 3G

The new BB 9720 will be a part of the Curve series and pack a 480 x 320 pixel display, a full QWERTY keyboard and the aged OS of course. Nothing to see here, move along folks.

Source: CrackBerry via BGR | Images credit: BBThai via Ourberries