The Nokia Twist 7705 is one of the most interesting messaging phone for Verizon Wireless.
Its design is unique, composed of two parts that open by rotating 90 °.
On the front there is 2.4-inch QVGA display, five-way D-Pad, touch sensitive buttons on the “Delete” and function keys left and right.
On the right is ring (Contact Light Ring) that lights up different colors when you receive call or message.
The Contact Light Ring is able to turn red, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.
The QWERTY keyboard is well designed and seems inspired by that of the BlackBerry.
There are five rows of buttons and dedicated keys for messaging, music, Web browser, voice commands, speaker and camera.
Despite the keys are small, protruding from the plastic around them so they are easier to use than those dishes on the Samsung Intensity and Helios.
Nokia 7705 is digital CDMA phone with EV-DO Rev. 0 for data, and it is available at Verizon. Besides spacious QWERTY keyboard, the Nokia Twist has built-in 3 megapixel auto-focus camera with video recording, aGPS that works with VZ Navigator, V CAST Music and Video and Bluetooth with A2DP. The phone runs Verizon’s UI and comes with the Polaris web browser to function on many Verizon phones.
We encountered no problems in the writing of messages but still prefer the larger keyboard of the Samsung Rogue, LG and NV3 NV Touch.
Nokia Twist equips the same Habitats Mode “Intrigue already seen the model but with two new themes: Super World and Urban Jungle.
When one of these is selected, the screen becomes an interactive showing the icons of contacts with whom we spoke recently.
You scroll, you can see the calls and received messages.
The 3 MP camera is the element that most disappoints the quality of shots is not comparable to those made by LG NV3.
The images captured in open environments, are not well defined color contours very faithful, are overexposed and are short on detail.
The LED flash is useless in low light conditions.
Unfortunately, the 3 MP camera of the Nokia Twist can not compete with the competition.
The music player uses the familiar interface already dyed red but the novelty regards the support multitasking so you can listen to music, send messages and run other applications.
Signal reception is good, but the call quality is poor there is an annoying noise in the speaker.
Nokia Twist Technical Specs
- Display: 2.4 “QVGA 262K color TFT screen. Resolution: 320 x 240 pixels.
- Battery: Lithium Ion rechargeable battery, 860 mAh, user replaceable. Claimed talk time: up to 4.5 uur.Opgegeven standby time: up to 13 days.
- Performance: 128MB internal memory. Phone book can store 1000 entries.
- Size: 2.71 x 2.71 x 0.59 inches. Weight: 3.44 oz.
- Phone: CDMA digital phone-1X EV-DO Rev. 0.
- Camera: 3 megapixel with flash. Still image resolutions: 2048 × 1536, 1280 × 960, 800 × 600, 640 and 320 × 480 × 240. Can take video with audio. Video Resolution: 320 x 240 176 x 144 pixels.
- Audio: 72 chord Polyphonic/MIDI/MP3 sound support. MP3 player onboard to play music in MP3, AAC, AAC + and WMA formats. Mono speaker and 2.5 mm stereo headphone jack. Supports A2DP Bluetooth stereo.
- Networking: Bluetooth v2.1 + EDR. Bluetooth profiles: Headset, Hands-free, Dial-Up Networking, Stereo, Phonebook Access, Basic Printing, Object Push (for vCard & vCal), File Transfer, Basic Imaging. USB 2.0.
- Software: Verizon UI with Habitat mode. Polaris 6.1 HTML browser, Web-based e-mail and IM on board. PIM tools include Contacts, Calculator (Basic & Tip), Converter, Calendar, Preview Calendar, Alarm Clock, World Clock, Stopwatch, Notepad, and USB Mass Storage.
- Expansion: 1 microSD card slot. Supports SDHC cards.
In conclusion, we like the concept of the Nokia Twist, its design is different from that of other messaging phones, but is disappointing in some key respects.
We recommend it to those who are watching us and which does not affect the quality of the camera or calls.