Sony Ericsson Vivaz (AT&T) to Start Shipping from Sept. 5 : Today AT&T announced that it will soon begin offering the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, a Symbian S60 5th edition powered smartphone.
Available in red or blue, the touchscreen Vivaz is a Symbian Series 60 powered smartphone, although AT&T and Sony Ericsson seem to be playing down its smartphone capabilities. Perhaps the companies associate S60 too closely with Nokia. In any case, Sony Ericsson has customized the interface heavily. The phone’s features include Wi-Fi and a 640×360 resistive touch screen.
The phone also has GPS navigation, stereo Bluetooth, voice recognition, and social-networking apps built in. The camera includes geotagging, image stabilization, various autofocus options and smile detection. You can play your videos back on a TV with an optional TV-out cable.
With Vivaz™, AT&T customers can capture spontaneous moments and memories instantly with two quick camera keys – video and photo, which lock focus on the action as soon as it starts. Pre-loaded links to YouTube™ and Picasa™ Web Albums make it easy to upload HD videos and high resolution photos for sharing with friends and even the world.
In addition to its superb imaging features, Vivaz is loaded with applications to keep customers connected to their world. Topping that list is AT&T Social Net, allowing customers to share exciting moments with friends–on Facebook®, MySpace™ and Twitter®–all through one simple application. Other highlights include Wi-Fi®, aGPS with AT&T Navigator®, Stereo Bluetooth® wireless technology, and Vlingo® voice recognition interface for searching the Web, composing notes, and more.
AT&T is offering the Vivaz in “galaxy blue” for a limited time. The device costs $79.99 with a 2-year contract and after a $50 mail-in-rebate. It will be available beginning on September 5th.