Sony Ericsson Announces Vivaz Pro Smartphone With QWERTY Keyboard and 720p Video Recording Support

Sony Ericsson has announced Vivaz Pro smartphone that is powered by Symbian Series 60, 5th edition mobile OS and and is equipped with full slide-out QWERTY keyboard and full touch screen display.


Quadband GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz network and tri-band 3G UMTS 850/900/2100 MHz network ready Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro smartphone is powered by 720 MHz PowerVR processor with SGX Graphics and is only second smartphone from Sony Ericsson after SATIO that is powered by Symbian Series 60 mobile operating system 5th edition.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro smartphone features new design philosophy dubbed as Human Curvature and comes equipped with Accelerometer sensor for auto-rotate and scratch-resistant glass screen surface and offers full slide-out QWERTY keyboard, like in original Vivaz full size phone.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro smartphone features a 3.2-inches, 16 Million colors capable, 360 x 640 pixels TFT Capacitive full touchscreen display made of Scratch-resistant glass and comes equipped with 75-MB internal memory and offers support for microSD expandable memory card with upto maximum 8-GB additional expandable memory and offers pretty comprehensive data connectivity options including GPRS class 10, EDGE Class 10, tri-band 3G HSDPA 384 kbps, and 3G HSUPA, in addition to built-in WiFi 802.11b/g/wireless network,  support along with Bluetooth v2.1 with A2DP, and hi-speed microUSB 2.0 port.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro comes equipped with with strong Li-Po standard Li-ion battery that allows upto 430 hrs standby time and upto 12-hrs of talk time with 2G functioning and also features 3.5 mm audio port, and JAVA MIDP 2.0 support.

Symbian Series 60 powered Vivaz Pro smartphone features 5.0 megapixel Autofocus camera with 2560 x 1920 pixels resolution which also allows true HD quality video recoding capability in 720p with multi-codec support. Besides offering Geo-tagging, smile and blink detection functionality, the camera is also equipped with integrated LED flash.

Available in only Black and White colors, some of the other features of the new Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro handset includes FM Radio with RDS and recording, MP3 media player (MP3/WAV/WMA/eAAC+) , video player supporting MP4/WMV/H.263/H.264 3GP video files, JAVA MIDP 2.0, and it comes equipped with GPS receiver with A-GPS support offering Google Maps 3.0.

Only slightly bigger in size than Sony Ericsson Vivaz, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro sports dimensions of 109 x 52 x 15 mm and weighs about 117 gms, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz pro also comes preloaded with many applications that includes Facebook and Twitter clients, YouTube and Picasa and also features TV-out port.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro smartphone is expected to be available in Q2, 2010 but in select markets.

Update: The Sony Ericsson VIVAZ Pro Smartphone is now officially available across India for the price of Rs. 24,500 with one year warranty.

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