It has only been a matter of a few weeks since Sony Ericsson officially announced the Vivaz, with its impressive HD video recording feature, on to the market and now, at their Mobile World Congress press conference, they have unveiled the Vivaz Pro. Visually, at first glance there is not much to separate the two, however the extra couple of millimeters thickness should give away the key difference between them, as the Pro is equipped with a slide-out QWERTY keyboard. Here are the other key features:
- 3.2″ touchscreen with a 360×640 resolution.
- 3G with HSDPA.
- Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and Assisted GPS.
- Symbian S60 5th Edition OS.
- A 5 megapixel camera with an LED flash and HD video recording at 1280×720 pixels.
So, if you have been keeping up with Sony Ericsson’s latest phones, you’ll notice that the Vivaz range now emulates the new X10 Mini range, with both Pro models featuring a QWERTY keyboard and a slightly larger chassis than their keyboard-less sister phones. It seems a little strange that the Vivaz Pro has had its camera downgraded from the 8.1 megapixel sensor to a 5 megapixel one, but we presume this has kept the pricing of the two in the same area.
Features shared between the Vivaz and Vivaz Pro include Sony Ericsson’s ‘human curvature’ design cue, where the shape of the phone is said to mirror the human form, so it sits nicely in the palm of your hand, plus – as demonstrated in the video – easy uploading of your videos to online sources.
The Vivaz Pro is scheduled for release during Q2, where you’ll be able to choose between two colours, black or white.