updated 05:20 pm EDT, Fri September 4, 2009
Nokia Twist gets customizable faceplates, QWERTY
Photos of the Nokia Twist 7705 handset have been revealed in what appears to be an ad for Verizon Wireless, thanks to a Friday Engadget[leak. The device sports a swiveling form factor, with a QWERTY keyboard that is unveiled when the device is opened. When closed, the device is square shaped, and it's expected users will be able to customize the look thanks to an assortment of faceplates and lights around the swivel ring, the color of which can be changed by the user.
Only a few other specs for the device are known, including the presence of a 3-megapixel camera with autofocus and flash, a full HTML browser, and EVDO network support. Nokia's Habitat Mode, which pairs contacts with icons inspired by nature, will also be built into the handset.
The Twist will become available at Verizon's website and some New York City stores on September 13th, with a full launch on September 21st. It will cost $150 on a new two-year contract before any provider subsidies.