One of the more unique QWERTY keyboard devices coming to Verizon will be the Nokia Twist 7705
. As the name implies, the phone
twists open to reveal the hidden internal keyboard, and is anchored by a "Contact Light Ring" in the lower-right corner that illuminates when someone is trying to contact you. Additional features include a 2.4" QVGA display, 3MP camera with flash, music player with 16GB microSDHC support, Bluetooth, HTML browser, and supports VCast Videos/Music and VZ Navigator. Since data uses EVDO Rev 0 (and not Rev A), the Nokia Twist 7705 will not be considered an Enhanced Multimedia Phone
, and will not require the new data plans that are effective on the 8th. The device will launch first on the Verizon web site and select NYC stores on September 13th, followed by a release at BJs locations on the 19th, and will finally be in corporate stores nationwide on the 21st. Pricing for orders placed via the web and at corporate stores will be $99.99 after $50 rebate with 2-year contract and $169.99 (after rebate) with a 1-year contract. BJs locations will offer it for free (after rebate) with a 2-year contract and $70 (after rebate) with a 1-year contract. Full retail price will be $279.99 regardless of location.
source: EngadgetMobileNokia Twist 7705 Preliminary Specifications