I quite like the look of this phone, but the software is a different matter. The browser was probably picked by Nokia, not Verizon based on which sub-vendor could meet the basic spec and offered the lowest royalty. The Verizon UI is really showing its age and Verizon are in a philosophical hole over it right now. They introduced it to have a consistent UI across their devices, make customer care easier and enable customers to upgrade without having to fear too much, but they didn't keep the innovation going. It's clear ol'Red (the UI) is in the hands of "Subject Matter Experts" now who only have the power to make sure each handset vendor matches the spec when instead, those SME's should spend all their time innovating the UI and driving it ... (continues)
So... Who ACTUALLY makes this one? 😕 I played with one and it definitely feels cheap. Please tell me that Nokia hasn't sold themselves to KTFT or whoever the heck it was in Korea to manufacture their other recent CDMA nightmares. The 7705 is, after all, coming out right on the heels of the 6205 and 2605, both of which were horrible phones both in quality and reliability.