Sony Ericsson Vivaz HD-Capable Mobile Phone
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Friday, 22 January 2010 09:44

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Today Sony Ericsson announced Vivaz, a S60-powered HD-capable mobile phone. The Vivaz (code-named Kurara) follows on from the Xperia X10 announced in November 2009, and is the second phone in the new family of phones coming to market in the first half of 2010. Sony Ericsson Vivaz will come to market in Q1 2010.

 

The Vivaz sports a 8.0-megapixel camera, 75 MB internal memory, microSD card slot and a 8GB card included in the package, Bluetooth 2.1 w/A2DP, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g with DLNA, 10.2 Mbps HSDPA and 2 Mbps HSUPA and MicroUSB 2.0 connectivity.

 

Other features include a 3.2-inch touchscreen display, 720 MHz processor and PowerVR SGX graphics and an in-built GPS system with A-GPS and Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation (free trial version).

 

Sony Ericsson Vivaz supports UMTS HSPA 900/2100 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900 and will be available in the colours Moon Silver, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue and Venus Ruby.

 

Press Release:

 

With Sony Ericsson Vivaz communication truly becomes entertainment with high quality HD video allowing consumers to produce and broadcast their best experiences with the latest video capture and sharing features.

    * Capture - record spontaneous moments and memories in HD quality and crisp high resolution for a real-life video experience. The dedicated video key allows consumers to shoot video instantly with continuous auto focus for the perfect film every time.
    * View - review video content in the standby panel or online via Wi-Fi on the 3.2 inch widescreen
    * Share - upload via Wi-Fi onto YouTube and Picasa in high resolution while still using other features on the handset

 

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The open platform also allows users to personalise their entertainment experience by downloading great applications through PlayNow and the Symbian Developer Community.

 

 “User-generated content, especially video, is exploding on the web,” said Lennard Hoornik, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson. “With Sony Ericsson Vivaz™, we have created a mobile phone that makes it easy to catch life in high quality video and upload that self expression onto the web to share with the world. Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ offers beauty inside and out with an open and intuitive user experience allowing consumers to capture, view and share their lives and spontaneity in HD quality.”

 

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ features the new design philosophy ’human curvature’, first introduced with the Xperia X10, which will become a consistent feature of Sony Ericsson’s portfolio going forward. Designed to mirror the shape of the human body, and at the same time delivering a precise and compelling phone interaction, Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ is instantly recognisable.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz


    * HD video – produce and broadcast your best experiences with the latest video capture and sharing features
    * Social networking – easy access to social networks such as Facebook™ and Twitter
    * 8.1 megapixel camera – capture life’s moments in high quality
    * Face and smile detection – a perfect picture every time
    * Sony Ericsson Media Player

 

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Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Camera

  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Auto focus (photos)
  • Continuous auto focus (video)
  • Face detection (photos)
  • Geo tagging
  • Image stabiliser
  • Photo light
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Touch capture
  • Video light
  • Video recording (720p HD recording)

Music

  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™

Web

  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search (from standby)
  • Web feeds
  • WebKit web browser

Voice

  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling (main camera)

Messaging

  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)

Design

  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Symbian OS™
  • Touchscreen

Entertainment

  • 3D games
  • Facebook™ application
  • FM radio
  • Java
  • Twitter™ application
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • YouTube™

Organiser

  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book

Location-based services

  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)

Connectivity

  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DLNA Certified™ (photos and audio)
  • Micro USB connector
  • Modem
  • PictBridge printing
  • Synchronisation
  • TV out (VGA resolution)
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™

Preloaded applications

  • Facebook™ – social networking
  • Google Maps™ – navigation
  • QuickOffice – Microsoft® Office viewer Road Sync – synchronisation
  • SMS Preview – messaging app
  • Twitter – social networking
  • YouTube™ – video sharing
  • Water Level – tool app
  • Wisepilot™ – navigation
  • World Mate – clock and weather app
  • Rally Master Pro
  • SSX Snowboarding

Screen

  • 16.9 nHD wide touch screen
  • 16,777,216 colour
  • 3.2 inches
  • 640 x 360 pixels nHD

Scratch-resistant
Accessories
In-Box:

  • Sony Ericsson Vivaz™
  • Battery
  • HPM-60J Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8GB microSD™ card
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation

Optional:

  • Wireless Stereo Headphones HBH-IS800
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree MH700
  • SD USB Adapter CCR-80

Facts

  • Size: 107 x 52 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 97 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 75 MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Memory card included: 8 GB microSD™ card
  • Operating system: Symbian S60 5th edition
  • Processor: 720MHz
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 13 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 20 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs
  • Video call time: Up to 2 hrs 30 min

Availability and versions

Networks

  • UMTS HSPA 900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from Q1 2010

Colour

  • Moon Silver
  • Cosmic Black
  • Galaxy Blue
  • Venus Ruby

 

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