Nokia 7705 Twist puts a new twist on messaging

September 10th, 2009 in Technology / Consumer & Gadgets

Verizon Wireless and Nokia introduce the Nokia 7705 Twist, a fun phone with a unique square shape that swivels open to reveal a full QWERTY keypad. The phone's shortcut buttons provide quick access to messaging, the 3.0 megapixel camera, Web browsing, V CAST Music with Rhapsody, voice commands, and speakerphone options.

The Contact Light Ring, located in the lower right corner, can be customized to identify a message or a call from those listed in the contact directory. Customers may purchase the Nokia Twist online at verizonwireless.com beginning Sept. 13 and in Communications Stores on Sept. 21.

Features:

- Compatible with services including VZ NavigatorSM, 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/ with flash and autofocus
• Dedicated camera/video key
• Resolution 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

- Standby time: up to 312 hours

- Weight: 3.44 ounces

The Twist will be available for 99.99 USD after a 50.00 USD mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement.

Source: Nokia

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