Today, wireless carrier AT&T and Sony Ericsson announced the availability of a new handset in the United States, the Symbian S60-based Sony Ericsson Vivaz.
The new device is being released in the US market exclusively on AT&T's a airwaves with a $79.99 price tag attached to it, upon the signing of a two-year service agreement with the carrier and after a $50.00 mail in rebate.
According to the wireless carrier, the new device
is expected to be put on sale via its retail stores and on its website some September 5 in two color flavors, Galaxy Blue and Venus Ruby.
Some of the most interesting features of this device include a 3.2-inch nHD 16 million color touchscreen display, complemented by an 8.1-megapixel photo snapper that also includes HD video recording capabilities.
“Working with Sony Ericsson
to deliver a best-in-class video and camera phone on the nation's fastest mobile broadband network gives our customers even more opportunities to express themselves through their favorite social networks,” said Michael Woodward, vice president, Mobile Phone Portfolio, AT&T Mobility and Consumer Markets
Moreover, the new handset
comes with support for fast uploading of videos or photos to YouTube and Picasa Web Albums, not to mention that it can keep users connected at all times with friends and family via social networking sites like Facebook, MySpace and Twitter.
The features list of this device also includes Wi-Fi capabilities, through which it can connect to the AT&T Wi-Fi Hotspots network nationwide, as well as aGPS with AT&T Navigator, Stereo Bluetooth, the Vlingo voice recognition interface, and others more.
“Shooting and sharing brilliant HD content is what creativity-minded consumers want from their mobile devices right now and we are delivering it with Vivaz,” said Paul Hamnett, senior vice president, Sony Ericsson
“With a host of dynamic multimedia and social networking features, and offered at a very attractive price, we are putting the power of spontaneous HD in the hands of everyone,” he continued.