Review: Nokia 7705 Twist
Nokia puts a new twist on the messaging phone with the 7705 Twist for Verizon Wireless. What it lacks in performance, it makes up for in personality.
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If you fall into the category of people who value messaging over any other function in a phone, the Twist from Nokia may be up your alley. It is the latest in a new breed of squarish-shaped devices that hide full QWERTY keyboards within. It certainly has personality and that Nokia flair for design. Verizon is up to its old tricks when it comes to the software, however. Is the Twist twisted enough to overcome its quirks?
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