Nokia 7705 Twist Officially Announced by Verizon
Verizon Wireless has announced the availability of the new Nokia 7705 Twist, a feature phone with a very unusual square form factor that swivels. The Twist is a messaging phone that comes with a twist. The keyboard is revealed by simply rotating the bottom part from its bottom right corner.
The 7705 Twist boasts a unique square design that swivels to reveal a full QWERTY keypad. It also comes with a 2.4-inch QVGA screen that can support up to 262K colors, a dedicated camera/video key, a 2.5 mm headset jack, EV-DO Rev. 0 and Bluetooth connectivity, voice-enabled handset commands, speakerphone options.
The handset comprises of a 3.0 megapixel camera with flash and auto-focus capabilities. The phone comes with a camcorder and offers easy access to mobile email, mobile web mail, chat and blogs. The handset measures 2.71″ x 2.71″ x 0.59″ and weighs around 3.44 ounces. The handset can deliver up to 270 minutes of talk time or up to 312 hours of standby time.
The multimedia handset packages a wide range of interesting services such as VZ NavigatorSM, V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video, Visual Voice Mail, Mobile Broadband Connect and Corporate Email. It also comes with a “habitat mode”, which allows you to set up a unique interface designed to help you visually organize your social circle. In addition, it has a built-in mirror and an HTML browser.
The Twist comes in a black color scheme and includes both a black and a purple user changeable rear cover in the box. The phone will be available starting with September 13 for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a 2-year contract. The mobile phone will hit Verizon Wireless Communications Stores beginning September 21.