Vodafone has announced that the Sony Ericsson Vivaz handset is now available on selected contracts both online and in its stores across the country.
The network operator will sell the smartphone, which was announced at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, in either Venus Ruby or Moon Silver colour scheme, the former being exclusive to Vodafone.
Vodafone has also pre-loaded its Vodafone 360 homescreen which provides users with one-click access to Vodafone My web, VIP contacts as well as 360 Apps and Games Shop.
Not surprisingly, the mobile operator has also bundled its music service which will allow consumers to buy and download DRM-free music on their mobiles from a database of two million tracks.
The handset is available from Vodafone for £30 a month on a two-year price plan with 600 minutes, unlimited texts and 500MB internet.
3 Networks is also stocking the Vivaz but the deal is unlikely to spark any frenzy. With 300 minutes or texts, 300 minutes on 3 to 3 calls and free voicemail for £30 per month, interested buyers will have to add an additional £5 to get internet.
Perhaps the best Vivaz deal out there comes courtesy of O2 which matches the Vodafone offer but comes with a more generous data allowance and significant discounts when you buy fixed line broadband and/or telephony services.
The Vivaz is one of the few models capable of recording in HD quality. It has a 8.1-megapixel camera and comes with onboard GPS navigation. Its 3.2-inch touchscreen is a bit small compared to the likes of the HTC HD2 though.