updated 09:55 am EDT, Mon March 23, 2009
Nokia 7205 Intrigue at VZW
Verizon today made the rare addition of a Nokia phone to its stable in the 7205 Intrigue. The clamshell is a stylized music phone with a stealth external display and controls, a seamless back and a gradient-effect keypad. Functionally, it brings a 2-megapixel camera with a dedicated capture button and flash, a media player with support for Real Rhapsody music, and a microSDHC slot that supports up to 8GB of storage. Stereo Bluetooth allows wireless headphones.
The Intrigue supports 3G over EVDO and also brings support for Verizon's in-house Visual Voice Mail service. The carrier is selling the phone immediately in silver- and pink-trimmed versions for $130 following a $50 rebate and signing a two-year contract. It can also be had contract-free for $300.