We've previously posted about the rumored new BlackBerry 7 device (the 9720) that is due to go on sale at some point this year and it looks like somebody has had their lucky hands on one.

Whether you think another BB7 device is a good thing or not now that we have BlackBerry 10, design wise the 9720 looks to me like a mixture of the BlackBerry Bold 9790 but with a keyboard very similar to the one on the BlackBerry Q5. In traditional BB7 style we still get the dedicated BBM key that we saw on the last few Curve devices released and the battery cover looks to be a new design - with almost a ribbed affect.

I'm pretty confident that if this one does go on sale it will be restricted to certain markets where BlackBerry 7 is still going strong. The only question I have - and I'm sure many of you will agree - is why?

With all the BlackBerry 10 hype would it not just make sense to make a QWERTY BB10 handset that's even cheaper than the Q5? Let us have your thoughts in the comments?

Source: thaibbclub