Sony Ericsson are set for a stellar 2010 with a range of the handsets that sees them aiming at top echelons of both the feature phone and smartphone markets – the Xperia X10 and the Vivaz.
The Sony Ericsson Vivaz is a Symbian based handset – the smallest ever HD video-shooting device, which is capable of capturing 720 pixels at a rate of 24 fps, via its 8.1 mega-pixel camera.
The results are nothing short of stunning and thanks to a continuous auto-focus feature the Vivaz is able to track moving objects for a dynamic clarity previously unseen on a handset.
It’s not just feature phones that Sony Ericsson are aiming their sights on for the 2010 season however. With the Xperia X10 the Swedish/Japanese manufacturer has got their eyes on the high-end smart phone market too.
The recently launched Xperia X10 is an Android-based device (runs version 1.6) that boasts a gorgeous 4.0” capacitive touchscreen, with a whopping 480 x 854 pixel resolution – the results are fantastic.
The Xperia might not run the latest version of Android, but what it does offer is a highly customized interpretation of the Google-based operating system.
The Xperia centers around two interfaces – MediaScape, which displays all your music & videos in one place, and TimeScape which threads together all your contacts and messages.
A unique ‘Infinity’ button then opens up a whole stream of possibilities, depending one what you are currently focused on. For instance, pressing the Infinity button whilst on an artist gives you links to both the off and on-line content available to you by that performer.
The Xperia range covers all sizes too, with the X10 Pro, which packs a 4-line QWERTY keyboard, the X10 Mini (a cut-down version of the original X10) plus an X10 Mini Pro (includes a compact QWERTY keyboard).