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Sony Ericsson Kurara is now officially the Vivaz

Sony Ericsson Kurara is now officially the Vivaz
The Sony Ericsson Kurara is a phone we first heard of a few months back. What it managed to get our attention with was its rumored support for recording video in HD resolution. The Kurara has been a frequent guest in our news section and we have already learned quite a few things about it. None of them was officially confirmed though, but now the manufacturer has finally decided to shed some light on the product.

It appears the Kurara will be officially called the Vivaz and similarly to what we already knew, it will launch sometime this quarter, “in selected markets”. The design language of the Vivaz is said to be the same as of the Android-based Xperia X10, with smooth lines and rounded edges. What’s more, Sony Ericsson says this style will be used in its future handsets as well.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz will have the same Symbian S60 theme also found on the Satio. Maybe with some minor tweaks.

What shines among the rest of the high-end features powering the Vivaz is of course the HD video recording capability. The 8.1MP camera will allow you to capture clips with a 720p resolution, and then you should be able to directly upload them to YouTube and Picasa. Other photo-specific features include image stabilization, smile recognition, continuous autofocusing and geotagging. This sounds like one truly powerful cameraphone.

As we said, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz is scheduled for a Q1 release in selected markets, but the price has not been announced as of now (unofficially, it will have a retail price tag of $670 – $750). It will come in four color variants: Silver Moon, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue and Venus Ruby.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Specifications

source: Sony Ericsson (translated)

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz sports 720p HD video recording
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz sports 720p HD video recording
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz sports 720p HD video recording
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz sports 720p HD video recording

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz sports 720p HD video recording



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