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 isn't going to win everyone's hearts, but considering its target market, we'd say it does a pretty good job. It's a decent mid-range device with a solid feature set, and performs quite well to boot. Battery life isn't the greatest out of the devices in Verizon Wireless' current lineup, but the unique form factor is sure to make it stand out against the crowd.
Pros: Unique design; phenomenal QWERTY keyboard.
Cons: Battery life could be better; potential long-term build quality concerns.
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.
Review of the Nokia 7705 Twist cell phone for Verizon
20 October 2009
Excerpt: The novel looking Nokia 7705 Twist for Verizon looks like no other phone on the market. Its unique form factor, and overall usability, made it a surprise winner at MobileBurn. Find out more in Ricky's in-depth review.
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