Sony Ericsson Showcases Vivaz Pro Smartphone

Another smartphone that was presented by Sony Ericsson at MWC 2010 was the Vivaz Pro, an evolution of the soon to be launched, Blackberry Storm-like Vivaz, which sports a keyboard.

Interestingly, the Vivaz Pro has almost the same specifications as the Vivaz with the Pro moniker being added to highlight the addition of the keyboard. The latter increases the thickness of the phone by a mere 2mm.

The Symbian-based model also comes with a 3.2-inch display with a 360x640 pixels resolution (16:9 screen ratio) with a 5.1-megapixel autofocus camera with face detection, flash, image stabiliser and geo-tagging.

Expect also to see the same list of features as on most other mid-range models; Bluetooth A2DP, Wi-Fi, A-GPS, 3.5mm audio jack, microSD support (the Vivaz Pro has 8GB, expandable to 16GB) as well as video recording capabilties.

Sony Ericsson has confirmed that the Vivaz Pro will come with a full set of social networking tools and applications that will enable it to become a content-producing powerhouse.

Availability has yet to be announced and Sony Ericsson will be launching the Vivaz first and the Vivaz Pro in the next quarter but on different price levels.

The Vivaz Pro will be selling between 400 and 450 Euros, significantly more than the Xperia X10 Mini at 350 Euros and the X10 Mini Pro at 375 Euros.

Our Comments

Let's hope that Sony Ericsson is going to have something else in store for us. Launching three phones this early in the MWC guarantees that it will be soon forgotten as others queue up their products and services. The next few days are going to be uber busy.

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