Ericsson is planning a U.S.-banded version of its first phone that is capable of
capturing high-definition video. Although the company hasn't commented on U.S.
distribution plans, one tri-band HSPA version of the phone will support the 850/1900MHz
bands used in the U.S. This leaves some hope that the new Vivaz phone will come
to U.S. shores.
The Vivaz is a 3G HSPA-equipped touchscreen phone that
operates on the Symbian S50 5th edition platform. The phone doesn't have a
hardware QWERTY keyboard, but it does offer 720p video recording through its 8.1-megapixel
camera/camcorder. Other features of the phone include Wi-Fi, VGA-resolution TV output, Facebook apps, DLNA
certification, face and smile detection, media player, assisted GPS, geotagging,
stereo Bluetooth, Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync, an FM radio, and a 3.2-inch color
The Vivaz is scheduled to be available in select markets in
the first quarter.
Catch Life in HD with Sony Ericsson Vivaz
Ericsson Vivaz™ – the second installment in a new family of communication
entertainment phones also introduces HD video capabilities into the portfolio
curvature’ design philosophy delivering beauty inside and out
market in the first quarter of 2010
London – January 21 2010 – Sony Ericsson Vivaz™, announced
today, follows on from the Xperia X10 announced in November 2009, and is the second
phone in the new family of communication entertainment phones coming to market
in the first half of 2010. Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ will come to market in Q1 2010.
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
- 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.
review video content in the standby panel or online via Wi-Fi on the 3.2 inch
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 personalize 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 recognizable.
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
Face and smile detection – a perfect picture
Sony Ericsson Media Player
Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ supports UMTS HSPA 900/2100 and GSM
GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE
Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ will be available in selected markets
from Q1 in the colors Moon Silver, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue and Venus Ruby.