SE Vivaz pro: Touchscreen, QWERTY, HD video, 5 MP camera

Noah Kravitz
 from Oakland, CA
Published: February 14, 2010

Sony Ericsson launched three new devices at MWC today, and all of them are variants of previously released phones. Along with the two Xperia X10 minis, SE also gave us Vivaz pro, a side-sliding QWERTY-fied version of the Vivaz, which was announced last month. Vivaz pro will be available in "select markets" starting in Q2 of this year, and the engineers at SE somehow managed to tack that sliding QWERTY board onto the original Vivaz while only adding 2 millimeters to its profile.

Vivaz pro runs Symbian S60 5th edition with a 720 MHz processor and features a bunch of social networking apps to go along with its multimedia pedigree. DLNA and integrated YouTube sharing give you a few wireless ways to get your HD videos off the phone and into your friends' lives, and an included 8GB microSD card lets you get all SneakerNet if you'd rather transfer your multimedia files the old-fashioned (i.e. faster) way. The device also has an A-GPS chip for location-based services and comes with Google Maps and Wisepilot turn-by-turn navigation pre-installed.

Early reports indicate that the Vivaz shoots some pretty stunning 720p HD video for a cell phone. There's no reason to think Vivaz pro won't do the same. But now you get a QWERTY board to make the rest of your smartphone life a bit easier. 

More on Vivaz pro over at SE's MWC 2010 site. And here's some specs for ya:

  • 3.2" Display: 320 x 640 pixels, 16:9 nHD touchscreen (TFT), Scratch-resistant
  • 720 MHz Processor
  • Size: 109 x 52 x 15 mm
  • Weight: 117 grams
  • Connectivity: 3.5 mm audio jack, TV out (VGA resolution), micro-USB, Wi-Fi
  • 8GB microSD card included
  • Availability and versions:              

UMTS HSPA 900/2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

  • Available in selected markets from Q2 2010


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