By January 31, 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz appears

sony-ericsson-vivazHere’s another new phone from Sony Ericsson. hopefully this one will last more than a week in the stores. The Vivaz. Having more of a budget feel than their flagship Satio the Vivaz’s focus seems to be mainly on media and net connectivity. Hitting the market at a modest £380 you can check out the video on It’s pretty darn cheesy and hardly shows off the potential of being a phone. Specs after the break:

  • Camera:
  • Auto Focus
  • 8.1 Megapixel
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • Face Detection
  • Flash photo light
  • Geo-tagging
  • Image stabiliser
  • Send to web
  • Smile Detection
  • Video light
  • Video recording
  • Music:
  • Album art
  • Bluetooth stereo
  • Media player
  • Music tones: mp3, AAC
  • PlayNow
  • TrackID
  • Internet:
  • Bookmarks
  • Google search
  • Web browser- webkit
  • Web feeds
  • Entertainment:
  • 3D games
  • Facebook application
  • Java
  • Radio – FM radio
  • Video Clip
  • YouTube
  • Connectivity:
  • aGPS
  • Bluetooth Technology
  • DLNA Certified
  • Google Maps
  • Modem
  • PictBridge
  • Synchronisation PC
  • TV out
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • WiFi
  • Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation*
  • Physical Specifications:
  • Size: 107.0 x 52.0 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 97g
  • Screen: 360 x 640 pixels 16:9 nHD touchscreen (TFT)
  • Memory: Phone: 75MB / SanDisk MicroSD (Up to 16GB)


Life as you see it. In brilliant HD with the Sony Ericsson Vivaz phone. Since you’re there to enjoy it: why not shoot and share?
Product Features

You’re the director
Place yourself in the director’s chair. Or just let the camera roll. One press on the dedicated video key and you’re ready to record.

Stay focused
Volleyball on the beach. Frisbee in the park. Continuous auto focus lets you catch all the action and movement in perfect clarity.

Don’t keep them waiting
Show the world what a big shot you are. Upload your masterpieces to YouTube or Picasa via Wi-Fi.
Further features:

YouTube compatible
Watch your favourite clips over and over again. And when that funny moment you just caught on video deserves a wider audience, upload it for all to see. Your phone is fully YouTube compatible.

Touch UI
The touch user interface makes navigation truly intuitive – whether you’re browsing the media menu, adjusting your camera settings or playing music.

Find the way- aGPS
You’ll never get lost again. Your phone has built-in aGPS. Location-based services help you find the way to your destination. Or add location info to your images – use the geo-tagging function.

Face detection
Want the people in your photos to come out sharp and clear? With the Face detection function activated, the camera automatically finds – and focuses on – the face in your viewfinder.

Comes with Facebook
With Facebook integrated, your Vivaz makes it easy to stay social. You have your friends’ status updates on your phone screen. And when you snap a photo, you can upload it straight to your Facebook page.

Anything on TV tonight?
Your holiday snaps. The video from last weekend’s birthday bash. Connect via TV out and voila – that big old screen in your living room just got interesting.

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