Verizon to launch Nokia 7705 Twist early next week

Nokia7705Twist-3Thanks to an earlier leaked slide regarding Verizon’s upcoming lineup, we had a good idea that Nokia’s boxy little number, the 7705 Twist, would be joining Big Red’s network sooner than later. Fast forward two weeks and Nokia has officially announced the launch of its 7705 Twist.

Besides its unusual shape, the Twist features a, you guessed it, twist-out full QWERTY keyboard and “a customizable Contact Light Ring (yes, that jumbo button sat on the bottom right), letting you assign colours to identify calls and messages from folk in your contacts book.”

Nokia has positioned this coaster phone to be all about messaging with email, IM, MMS and SMS functionality all on board. But the buck doesn’t stop there:

[T]he 7705 Twist is also blog-savvy, enabling you to communicate with the world via a simple ‘post to blogs’ feature that also can fire out your snaps and text to social network sites.

Along with all its messaging capabilities, the rounded-square also includes a 3.0MP camera, complete with autofocus, flash and self-timer. It also supports V CAST Video Streaming and Video on Demand, as well as VCAST Music with Rhapsody. You can be the proud owner of this unusual, “bite-size square” of a phone when it goes on sale on September 13 online and in stores on September 21 for $99.99 after a $50 mail-in rebate with a new two-year customer agreement