Excerpt: Occasionally a manufacturer releases a mobile handset, especially dedicated to messaging. The target market is always the adolescent one, and therefore the form is mostly unique, striving to make a statement. The Nokia 7705 Twist is just such a phone...
Summary: The Nokia Twist 7705's bizarre design won't be for everyone, but it pulls through with decent features and good call quality. On the other hand, it's not a practical Internet or multimedia device.
Pros: The Nokia Twist 7705 has a decent range of features, a comfortable keyboard, and admirable call quality.
Cons: The Nokia Twist 7705 has a polarizing design with a small display and a 2.5-millimeter headset jack. Its photo quality is poor, its streaming video frame size is small, and its call volume could be louder.
Summary: The Nokia Twist 7705 has a unique design that is very workable. It is truly unusual and fashionable and will make you stand out in a crowd. The excellent keyboard and threaded messages make it a great phone for texting.
The Contact Ring may be a bit gimmicky, but it is really fun, as is the Habitat mode. The camera is not the best out there, but it is adequate for a quick picture or video.
Conclusion: The Nokia 7705 Twist has a unique design that will have people looking at it, though we can’t help but wonder if a more traditional sliding design would be more durable over time. The shiny black plastic and chrome accents are fashionable, but they love to show off fingerprints. We like the idea behind the contact light ring and that the QWERTY keyboard was laid out well and easy to use.
Pros: Unique twisting design, Good signal reception, Habitat mode and menu customizations
Cons: Speaker distortion while in calls, Poor quality 3MP camera, Call quality is lacking