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Review: Nokia 7705 Twist

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Oh, look, everything here is brand new. Not. The Twist uses the tired old music software from Verizon Wireless. This software has been around for years and is in serious need of a refresh. I am mostly talking about Verizon's V CAST music app here. The discovery process is painful, the navigation slow, and it could be much more intuitive to use.

The player will show you the song information and a progress bar. Thankfully, the music player can be launched with a quick press of the music button on the keyboard. It lets you search for the music you want to hear by sorting via album, genre, artist, song, etc. The Twist does work with Verizon's Rhapsody service. Discovering new music isn't too, too painful, but it could sure be a lot better. The one change in the player itself that I was able to find is a new set of EQs.

With music playing, you can go back to the home screen and do almost anything on the phone that isn't network dependent. In other words, you can sort through your pictures, look up contact information, etc. The minute you fire up the web browser or other network-dependent feature, the music dies.

Despite the drawbacks of the player and associated software, music playback sounded good through the speaker, wired headphones and Bluetooth headphones.

 

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