The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is a smartphone by Sony Ericsson that was announced back in January 2010, and was finally officially released on 5th March 2010 after a bulk of preorders (phones4u reported they where overwelmed with pre orders weeks before the release) from eager fans of the manufacturer.

The handset itself became immediately available in a variety of different colour schemes, such as Moon Silver, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue, and Venus Ruby. The smartphone is extremely compact and sleek with a high focus on features and functionality, both of which are heavily stocked in the Vivaz. For example, photography, HD video recording, music playback, and Internet connectivity have all been developed intensely and feature prominently in the handset.

As for the specifics, the excellent camera is located on the back on the phone, and it has a LED flashlight to ensure maximum exposure and high quality images, however, the flashlight can be used independently also. One of the innovative features of the camera itself is that it’s not covered by any sort of slider of protector, which therefore tucks it nicely out of sight. There can be four buttons found on one side of the phone, and they do four main jobs. The first is used for activating the camera’s functionality, the second is for start/stopping video, and third is for taking pictures once the camera has been enabled on the screen, and the fourth is to adjust volume and to zoom in on the camera, depending on which feature has been selected. On the opposite side of the phone, users can find a Micro-B USB slot for charging and connecting to the computer.
The front of the smartphone is dominated – as many smartphones are nowadays – by a huge touchscreen. The Vivaz’s display actually measures 3.2 inches, and is highly resistive, with a 360 x 640 resolution, and below the screen, there’s three further buttons, free, white, and red. As software development is often high on Sony Ericsson’s agenda, the Vivaz comes loaded with the Symbian operating system (S60 series 5th Edition), and it also uses the PlayNow Service (as usual) as well as having GPRS, UMTS and EDGE connectivity. Click here for more infomation.

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