Sony Ericsson Vivaz becomes official, gets intro video

After we brought you details of the released-then-retracted Sony Ericsson Vivaz last night, the company has now made the handset official, coming under the "communications entertainment" category supposedly.

The headline feature here is HD video capture, letting you record video in 720p, with a boast of continuous autofocus in video mode and a dedicated video capture key. Those interested in imaging may be drawn to the 8.1-megapixel camera, with all the normal goodies included too.

Otherwise the Vivaz gives you a 3.2-inch 640 x 360 pixel resolution screen, in a handset that measures 107 x 52 x 12.5mm and weighs in at 97g.

All the normal connectivity is here, offering HSPA and quad-band GSM/GPRS/EDGE, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and A-GPS.

It is a Symbian S60 5th ed handset, which as Daniel Sandblom, global marketing manager for Sony Ericsson, tells us in his intro video, brings with it the five-panel UI seen on the Satio.

A quick glance at the specs shows it comes with YouTube, Twitter and Facebook applications and an 8GB microSD card in the box, with the option to expand up to 16GB. A 3.5mm jack is included (yay!) and it is also DLNA certified.

Out in first quarter 2010, it looks to fulfil all the criteria set out for the Satio with the launch of Entertainment Unlimited.



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