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Sony Ericsson Vivaz HD video handset launched

720p HD video recording comes to SE Vivaz mobile

Sony Ericsson Vivaz - HD video mobile phone - blue

Sony has shown the Vivaz – a touchscreen mobile phone with the ability to capture and share high-definition video clips.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz can record high-definition (HD) video in 720p resolution. It has an 8.1Mp digital camera with a digital 4x digital zoom, and continuous autofocus while in video mode, along with a dedicated video capture button. The camera features face and smile detection.

The Vivaz can show photos on a TV, but only in VGA resolution rather than in HD. The handset has a 3.2-inch 640×360-pixel touchscreen.

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Vivaz shares interface with Satio

The Vivaz has a 720MHz processor running the Symbian S60 operating system, while the user interface is the same five-panel screen as on the Sony Ericsson Satio.

Sony Ericsson gives a claimed talk time for the Vivaz of up to 13 hours, and a standby time of 430 hours. The company says that the Vivaz weighs 97g and measures 107x52x12.5mm.

The quad-band Vivaz has HDPA, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and assisted GPS (A-GPS), according to Sony Ericsson.

Vivaz has social networking apps

The Vivaz includes Google Maps, YouTube, Twitter and Facebook software, and the mobile phone comes with an 8GB microSD card. Memory is expandable up to 16GB.

It has a 3.5mm headphone jack, and can use headphones without needing a special adaptor.

Available in the first quarter of 2010, it comes in moon silver, cosmic black, galaxy blue and venus ruby colours, according to the company.

The Vivaz is the second phone in the family of handsets that Sony Ericsson is calling ‘communication entertainment’ phones, following on from the Sony Ericsson Xperia X10.

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