Is the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Coming to AT&T?


According to a page on Sony Ericsson’s website, which has since been taken down, there will be a version of the Vivaz, a Symbian S60 5th Edition handset, that will be compatible with AT&T’s 3G network. The device has been previously seen going through the FCC for regulatory approval, but so far nothing has been announced. Renderings of the device have also been spotted previously that bear the AT&T logo.

A Symbian-based Vivaz on AT&T’s network would be a significant offering, both for Sony Ericsson in terms of smartphones and for Symbian as a platform. While Sony Ericsson does offer a number of feature phones on some carriers in the USA, the company has not been successful in convincing carriers in offering its smartphones at subsidized prices, most notably the Windows Mobile XPERIA X1 was not as big a success as it lacked subsidies to make it affordable. Additionally, Symbian, while being popular overseas, has not gained traction in the US.

According to Unwired View, here are the specs for the Vivaz:

-Symbian^1 (S60 5th Edition)

-720 MHz processor, PowerVR SGX dedicated graphics chip

-8GB memory card preinstalled

-3.2″ 360×640 resistive touchscreen

-HSDPA 10.2 Mb/s, HSUPA 2 Mb/s

-WiFi 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth, GPS

-8 MP autofocus camera with LED flash

-720p HD video recording at 24 fps with continuous autofocus

-3.5 mm audio jack, stereo FM radio

-Dimensions: 107 x 51.7 x 12.5 mm

-Weight: 97 g

(via: Unwired View)

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