The Nokia 7705 Twist – Blackberry-botherer is out, baby

With its swivel out QWERTY keyboard and square looks, the Nokia 7705 Twist is one of the oddest looking mobiles Nokia has made in ages. Sadly, it's ju

With its swivel out QWERTY keyboard and square looks, the Nokia 7705 Twist is one of the oddest looking mobiles Nokia has made in ages. Sadly, it's just for the US at the moment.

Gunning for Blackberry, it's all bout messaging with a customisable lighting scheme based around a large Contact Light Ring in the bottom right hand corner. Assign different colours to calls and messages from different people and it'll flash to inform you.

Email, IM, MMS and ordinary text messaging are all present and correct but the Nokia 7705 Twist will also please bloggers. Sling text and photos onto it and you'll be able you get them online with the 'post to blogs' feature.

While its got a lot of social savvy, the Nokia 7705 Twist is only packing a 3MP camera. But on the plus side it's shoved autofocus, flash and a self-timer in to its relatively compact frame.

The Nokia 7705 Twist will go on sale in the US on 13 September and we hope we'll see it round these parts soon.

(via Nokia Conversations)