You've heard of flip phones, candybar phones and sliders — are you ready for the twirly phone? The Nokia Twist (model 7705) is a square-shaped phone (2.7 inches per side) that sports a swivel-out QWERTY keyboard. It's technically not the first swivel phone, but we've never seen one so… swivel-y. Also interesting: That ring in the corner that the keyboard swings around can light up in six different colors, and you can customize which color based on who in your address book is calling you. Handy.
As a Verizon phone, the Twist give you access to V Cast music and video, and it supports visual voice mail, à la the iPhone. It also boasts a full HTML browser, a 3MP camera, and a "post to blogs" function for easy uploading of your media to the Net. Oh, and a "built-in" mirror. Uh-huh. The phone will cost $100 after a $50 mail-in rebate.
We can't see smartphone fans loving this, but the novel form factor (with mirror!) and light ring are clearly aiming the Twist at the younger market. Will they bite? Quick test: Are you under 25? Do you want this?