Just two weeks after
Firstjust before Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, the Symbian (Series 60, fifth edition) smartphone focuses on multimedia with a slight nod to business users.
Features include an 8.1-megapixel camera with video recording, a music player, Assisted GPS, a speakerphone, messaging and e-mail, PC syncing, USB mass storage, stereo Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, TV-out connection, a personal organizer, and (thankfully) a microSD card slot. What's more, the quad-band (GSM 850/900/1800/1900) Vivaz will support AT&T's 3G network.
On the outside it has slim, candy-bar design with tapered ends and a rear face that resembles as standalone camera. Sony Ericsson introduced the device with four color choices (cosmic black, moon silver, galaxy blue, and Venus ruby), but AT&T will offer only galaxy blue and, for a limited time, Venus ruby. Its most prominent feature is a 3.2-inch touch screen that supports 16.7 million colors and 360x640 pixels. Unlike its Vivaz Pro, cousin, the Vivaz does not offer a physical keyboard.
The Vivaz will sell for $79.99 with a two-year contract and after a $50 mail-in rebate.