Sony Ericsson unveils Vivaz


Sony Ericsson has announced the Vivaz, the second handset in a new portfolio of communication entertainment phones.

The Vivaz follows the Xperia X10 and will come to market later this quarter. The phone comes with HD video capabilities with a dedicated video key to allow consumers to shoot video instantly with continuous auto focus. Video can be reviewed in the standby panel or online via Wi-Fi on the 3.2-inch widescreen.

Based on the Symbian platform, users can personalise their entertainment experience by downloading applications through Sony Ericsson’s PlayNow service and the Symbian Developer Community.

Other features include an 8-megapixel camera with face and smile detection and Sony Ericsson Media Player.

Sony Ericsson head of marketing Lennard Hoornik said: “User-generated content, especially video, is exploding on the web. 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.”

The Vivaz will be available in selected markets in silver, black, blue and red.