Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Leaked Kurara Prototype Coming to Market, Running Symbian, HD Video Recording

A leak at global PR firm Burson-Marsteller has confirmed the existence
of the rumored Kurara smartphone. The Sony Ericsson Vivaz, as it'll be
known, will come with a 3.2-inch touchscreen, and will be running
Symbian S60. The design of the phone, is quintessential Sony Ericsson,
as it takes cues from the Xperia X10 – and reportedly was designed
by the same team.
Obviously, one of the big revelations is that the Vivaz will come
packing Symbian, despite the increasing popularity of Android. The Sony
Ericsson Satio came equipped with Symbian S60 5th edition (the same that
will come on the Vivaz) and when TFTS reviewed it, and our man Andrew
reporting positively on how Symbian ran on the Satio – so don't
Symbian spoil your hopes for the Vivaz.
On the hardware side, the Vivaz will come with a powerful 8.1-megapixel
camera that will be be able of capturing video clips at 720p HD. No
HDMI-out, but the phone will be able to directly upload photos or videos
to Picasa or YouTube. The Vivaz will feature a 700MHz processor, likely
a Snapdragon. For video playback, it'll play H.264, MPEG4, WMV, MP3 and
will have an FM tuner – just further proof the phones are
replacing PMPs.
No word on internal storage but the phone will have a microSD slot for
expansion as well as a USB port. WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity is
confirmed, and the phone will operation on GSM/3G bands. The phone will
come in four different colors and will cost between $670-$750.
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