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Verizon announces the Nokia 7705 Twist

Zach Epstein
September 10th, 2009 at 11:00 AM

No, it’s not quite as exciting as the Touch Pro2 of course, but Verizon has just announced another addition to its ever-expanding portfolio in the Nokia 7705 Twist. To say the Twist is a polarizing handset is an understatement of immense proportions — the messaging phone features a form factor that is pretty much unlike anything we’ve seen before. As you can see above, the chubby square form rotates open on its bottom right corner to reveal a full QWERTY keypad. Is the Twist a niche phone? Most definitely. Tweens looking for a messaging phone that will stand out from the crowd will surely find it appealing however, and the decent price point will definitely make it attainable. The Nokia 7705 Twist goes on sale online this Sunday September 13th for $99 after a $50 mail-in rebate on a 2-year contract. VZW stores will then offer it a week later on Monday September 21st. Hit the jump for spec highlights.

Available colors: Black with Xpress-on™ Covers in black and purple packaged with the phone

Features:

  • Compatible with services including VZ Navigator(SM), V CAST Music with Rhapsody, V CAST Video, Visual Voice Mail, Mobile Broadband Connect and Corporate Email
  • Habitat mode activates a unique interface for visualizing your social circle and allows customers to easily organize their calls and messaging history
  • 3.0 megapixel camera/camcorder with flash and autofocus
  • Dedicated camera/video keyResolution adjustment: 2048 x 1536, 1280 x 960, 800 x 600, 640 x 480, 320 x 240
  • Self-timer: Off, three, five, 10 seconds
  • White balance: auto, sunny, cloudy, tungsten and fluorescent
  • Shutter sound: Shutter, Silent, Say “Cheese,” and Ready! 1 2 3
  • Color effects: normal, antique, black & white, negative
  • Capture mode: landscape and portrait
  • Photo editing: pan and zoom, rotate
  • Customized slideshow
  • Video capture and playback
  • Media Center-capable for downloading games, ringtones and more
  • Threaded messaging helps customers keep track of a variety of conversations
  • “Post to Blogs” feature allows multimedia to be posted to a blog or social networking site
  • HTML browser
  • Support for Mobile Email, Mobile Web Mail, Chat and Blogs
  • Built-in mirror
  • Supported Bluetooth® profiles include headset, hands-free, dial-up networking, stereo, phonebook access, basic printing, object push (for vCard and vCal), file transfer, and basic imaging
  • 2.4-inch, 262K TFT QVGA screen
  • EV-DO Rev. 0
  • 2.5 mm headset jack
  • Dimensions: 2.71” x 2.71” x 0.59”
  • Usage time: up to 270 minutes or
  • Standby time: up to 312 hours
  • Weight: 3.44 ounces

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Zach Epstein

Zach Epstein has worked in and around ICT for more than 15 years, first in marketing and business development with two private telcos, then as a writer and editor covering business news, consumer electronics and telecommunications. Zach’s work has been quoted by countless top news publications in the US and around the world. He was also recently named one of the world's top-10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes, as well as one of Inc. Magazine's top-30 Internet of Things experts.




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