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.
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
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.”
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.
* 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