Earlier this month, we told you about the Sony Ericsson Vivaz; an S60 powered smartphone that was destined for AT&T. Today, via a press release, AT&T has made the mid-level handset official. The handset will have a quad-band GSM and UMTS/HSPA radio, 8.1 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, 3,2-inch 360 x 640 TFT nHD resistive touch-screen display, Bluetooth, aGPS, micro-SD card slot, and come in Galaxy Blue and Venus Ruby. The device will be priced at $79.99 after a $50 mail-in-rebate. You can tell how excited AT&T is about the S60 device by the brevity of its press release. We have said release ready for your scrutiny after the break. More →
A reader hit up our inbox to let us know that the Sony Ericsson Vivaz, due out on AT&T, is now live on SE’s website. The Phone is a quad-band GSM and UMTS/HSPA phone that will have an 8.1 megapixel camera with 720p video recording, 360 x 640 TFT touch-screen, Bluetooth, aGPS, micro-SD card slot, and will run the Symbian OS. The phone’s dimensions are 4.2 x 2.0 x 0.5 inches and it weighs in at 3.4 ounces. The phone will be available in Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue, Moon Silver, or a sensual Venus Ruby. The site also lists an anemic 75 MB of memory for this particular offering. Eeeeeeesh! Hit the read link and let us know what you think!
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We are thinking some of you may have entirely forgot about Sony Ericsson’s XPERIA X10 Android handset — we know we pretty much have. That’s not stopping it from making an official, carrier appearance in the US, however. We have been told that the Sony Ericsson X10 has finally passed through AT&T’s technical acceptance process and should be available in the “coming weeks.” We don’t have any sort of pricing, but we’d wager a $149-$199 price point with a two year agreement. Lastly, the other SE handset, the Vivaz (codenamed Monet) should be hitting the Death Star carrier as early as September.
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz with AT&T friendly 3G on board received the FCC rubber stamp of approval back in February. The handset has remained incognito until Thursday when the entire docket of FCC documents was released to the public. These documents include references and images that confirm the handset was indeed slated for AT&T. Given the time lapse since announcement and FCC approval, the future launch of this handset on the nation’s number two carrier is questionable. Until we hear otherwise from Sony Ericsson or AT&T, we will consider the prospect of an AT&T-branded as possible but not probable.