The latest Sony Ericsson Vivaz is now available in its black casing as a Pay As You Go phone, the Vivaz is one of the few mobile phones capable of HD quality video recording and also features the new ‘human curvature’ design of Sony Ericsson. to its outer casing.

Originally launched in February this year, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Black edition was initially available on the Vodafone and Orange networks, followed by releases on T-Mobile, O2 and Three Mobile, and most recently launched as a SIM Free and unlocked device.

The Black Vivaz edition joins two other color variants in the Sony Vivaz range, including the original Moon Silver and newer Ruby Red color schemes with an additional Galaxy Blue model still awaiting release.

Features of this latest imaging phone include a 3.2-inch touch screen and an 8.0-megapixel camera that is capable of capturing 720p HD-quality video clips that can be instantly uploaded to sites like YouTube for sharing with friends and the world.

There is also a full media player and a 3.5mm jack allowing the user to listen to videos and music with their own standard headphones. Other features include GPS, WiFi, HSDPA for fast Internet downloads and access to a good range of new applications to further personalize the phone.

As mentioned above, the Vivaz is one of the few mobile phones that support HD quality video capture, others include the new HTC Desire and the latest Samsung Wave, both of which offer an AMOLED touchscreen for better on-screen viewing.

Along with this latest device, the manufacturer has also launched the new Sony Ericsson Xperia X10, which expands the screen size up to 4 inches and is the first Android phone the company has produced. The Vivaz is widely regarded as an upgrade to the previous Sony Ericsson Satio phone which, while offering a higher resolution 12.1 megapixel camera, did not capture HD video and was prone to software issues at launch.

The Vivaz also faces competition from the new Nokia X6, as well as the Samsung Tocco Ultra, LG BL40 and, within the manufacturers’ own ranks, the Sony Ericsson X10 Mini and Mini Pro editions, which are due to launch shortly.

The Sony Vivaz Negro only has one network left to launch and that is Virgin Mobile, although at the moment there is no confirmed date from the operator.

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