Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Q4 2009 numbers are in

The Q4 2009 results are in. They are still bad but showing signs of improvement. Higher average selling price along thanks to Aino, Satio, W995, and Yari has helped along with the Christmas buying time. In the second half of 2010, the restructuring costs will be done and profits should be finally seen.


Thursday, January 21, 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Official developer demo of Sony Ericsson Vivaz™

Live pics of Vivaz has posted live pics of Vivaz. Enjoy. Click the link to see more.


Vivaz now official

Sony Ericsson this morning announced Vivaz for real now. A nice new feature is continuous autofocus during video recording which should mean no more blurry videos. It will be available in 2 versions, both with Quadband GSM/GPRS/EDGE. The Euro version will have 900/2100 HSPA and the NAM version will feature 850/1900/2100 HSPA. Another nice feature is no fastport connector, just the standard microUSB for data and charging.

21 January 2010
  • Sony Ericsson Vivaz – the second installment in a new family of communication entertainment phones also introduces HD video capabilities into the portfolio
  • New ‘human curvature’ design philosophy delivering beauty inside and out
  • Coming to market in the first quarter of 2010

London – January 21 2010Sony Ericsson Vivaz, announced today, follows on from the Xperia X10 announced in November 2009, and is the second phone in the new family of communication entertainment phones coming to market in the first half of 2010. Sony Ericsson Vivaz will come to market in Q1 2010.

With Sony Ericsson Vivaz communication truly becomes entertainment with high quality HD video allowing consumers to produce and broadcast their best experiences with the latest video capture and sharing features.

  • Capture - record spontaneous moments and memories in HD quality and crisp high resolution for a real-life video experience. The dedicated video key allows consumers to shoot video instantly with continuous auto focus for the perfect film every time.
  • View - review video content in the standby panel or online via Wi-Fi on the 3.2 inch widescreen
  • Share - upload via Wi-Fi onto YouTube™ and Picasa in high resolution while still using other features on the handset

The open platform also allows users to personalise their entertainment experience by downloading great applications through PlayNow™ and the Symbian™ Developer Community.

“User-generated content, especially video, is exploding on the web,” said Lennard Hoornik, Head of Marketing, Sony Ericsson. “With Sony Ericsson Vivaz, we have created a mobile phone that makes it easy to catch life in high quality video and upload that self expression onto the web to share with the world. Sony Ericsson Vivaz offers beauty inside and out with an open and intuitive user experience allowing consumers to capture, view and share their lives and spontaneity in HD quality.”

Sony Ericsson Vivaz features the new design philosophy ’human curvature’, first introduced with the Xperia X10, which will become a consistent feature of Sony Ericsson’s portfolio going forward. Designed to mirror the shape of the human body, and at the same time delivering a precise and compelling phone interaction, Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ is instantly recognisable.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

  • HD video – produce and broadcast your best experiences with the latest video capture and sharing features
  • Social networking – easy access to social networks such as Facebook™ and Twitter
  • 8.1 megapixel camera – capture life’s moments in high quality
  • Face and smile detection – a perfect picture every time
  • Sony Ericsson Media Player

Sony Ericsson Vivaz supports UMTS HSPA 900/2100 and GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900, UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100 and EDGE 850/900/1800/1900.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz will be available in selected markets from Q1 in the colours Moon Silver, Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue and Venus Ruby.

Log on to The Sony Ericsson Product Blog for more information:

Sony Ericsson Vivaz


  • 8.1 megapixel camera
  • 4x digital zoom
  • Auto focus (photos)
  • Continuous auto focus (video)
  • Face detection (photos)
  • Geo tagging
  • Image stabiliser
  • Photo light
  • Send to web
  • Smile detection
  • Touch capture
  • Video light
  • Video recording (720p HD recording)


  • Album art
  • Bluetooth™ stereo (A2DP)
  • Media player
  • Music player
  • Music tones (MP3/AAC)
  • PlayNow™
  • TrackID™


  • Bookmarks
  • Google™ search (from standby)
  • Web feeds
  • WebKit web browser


  • Speakerphone
  • Vibrating alert
  • Video calling (main camera)


  • Conversations
  • Email
  • Handwriting recognition
  • Instant messaging
  • Microsoft Exchange ActiveSync®
  • Picture messaging (MMS)
  • Predictive text input
  • Sound recorder
  • Text messaging (SMS)


  • Auto rotate
  • Picture wallpaper
  • Symbian OS™
  • Touchscreen


  • 3D games
  • Facebook™ application
  • FM radio
  • Java
  • Twitter™ application
  • Video streaming
  • Video viewing
  • YouTube™


  • Alarm clock
  • Calculator
  • Calendar
  • Document readers
  • Flight mode
  • Notes
  • Phone book

Location-based services

  • A-GPS
  • Google Maps™
  • Wisepilot™ turn-by-turn navigation* (free trial version)

*The service may not be available in every market. For more information, go to


  • 3.5 mm audio jack
  • Bluetooth™ technology
  • DLNA Certified™ (photos and audio)
  • Micro USB connector
  • Modem
  • PictBridge printing
  • Synchronisation
  • TV out (VGA resolution)
  • USB mass storage
  • USB support
  • Wi-Fi™

Preloaded applications

  • Facebook™ – social networking
  • Google Maps™ – navigation
  • QuickOffice – Microsoft® Office viewer Road Sync – synchronisation
  • SMS Preview – messaging app
  • Twitter – social networking
  • YouTube™ – video sharing
  • Water Level – tool app
  • Wisepilot™ – navigation
  • World Mate – clock and weather app
  • Rally Master Pro
  • SSX Snowboarding


  • 16.9 nHD wide touch screen
  • 16,777,216 colour
  • 3.2 inches
  • 640 x 360 pixels nHD


  • Sony Ericsson Vivaz™
  • Battery
  • HPM-60J Stereo portable handsfree
  • 8GB microSD™ card
  • Micro USB cable for charging, synchronisation and file transfer
  • User documentation


  • Wireless Stereo Headphones HBH-IS800
  • Stereo Portable Handsfree MH700
  • SD USB Adapter CCR-80

Facts 1)2)

  • Size: 107 x 521.7 x 12.5 mm
  • Weight: 97 grams
  • Phone memory: Up to 75 MB
  • Memory card support: SanDisk microSD™, up to 16 GB
  • Memory card included: 8 GB microSD™ card
  • Operating system: Symbian S60 5th edition
  • Processor: 720MHz
  • Talk time GSM/GPRS: Up to 13 hrs
  • Standby time GSM/GPRS: Up to 430 hrs
  • Talk time UMTS: Up to 5 hrs 20 min
  • Standby time UMTS: Up to 440 hrs
  • Video call time: Up to 2 hrs 30 min

Availability and versions


  • UMTS HSPA 900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900
  • UMTS HSPA 850/1900/2100
  • GSM GPRS/EDGE 850/900/1800/1900

Available in selected markets from Q1 2010


  • Moon Silver
  • Cosmic Black
  • Galaxy Blue
  • Venus Ruby


Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Sony Ericsson Vivaz announced....sort of

What used to be known as Kurara/U5 was announced today but then the press release was pulled back by Burson-Marsteller. The phones name is now Vivaz and has the specs that we all used to know.

  • Symbian S60 5th edition UI
  • 3.2" Touchscreen, 640x360
  • 8.1MP camera
  • 720P video recording
  • 720Mhz processor
  • WiFi
  • aGPS
  • TV-Out
  • 3.5mm Headphone jack
  • 107 x 51.7 x 12.5 mm
  • 97g

It’ll be available in four colours – Cosmic Black, Galaxy Blue, Moon Silver and Venus Ruby.
It will come out by the end of March for roughly 400€

It should be officialy announced tomorrow, the 21st.

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Product Tour

3D Landscape demo | Ericsson Labs X10

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Faith leaked

My buddy Cre_Rec just send me these pictures of a new unannounced Sony Ericsson phone called “Faith”. The phone is a Green Heart device and runs on Windows Mobile 6.5 (specs below). These are probably the first pictures of the device thats been leaked so check them out after the break…

Top features / Platform:

* Multi-tasking with delight
* Panels for 24 hours life
* Sleek design with beautiful ergonomic
* Qwerty keypad with good usability
* 2.4” QVGA touch screen
* Micro Sd Card slot
* Windows Mobile 6.5
* Green heart

Colors: Silver & Black

Bearer: HSDPA, WLAN, GSM Quadband (850/ 900/ 1800/1900), UMTS Dualband (900/ 2100), EDGE


Thursday, January 7, 2010

More leaked pics of Robyn

PointGPhone has leaked more pics of Robyn. This time the pics compare it to the iPhone and it sure is mini next to it. Can't wait to see it at MWC.


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Robyn leaked

Robyn is Rachel's little sister. It seems to be mini version of the Android powered X10. Screen might be 2.6" and 81-82mm tall which would make it ideal for competing with the LG KP500 Cookie and Samsung F480 Tocco. If the price is right, this might be a nice selling phone.


Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Kanna leaked

Kanna was leaked the other day. Kanna is Kurara with a QWERTY slide out keyboard. Look for it to be announced at MWC.
  • 3.2″ TFT screen, 640×360
  • 8 MP camera
  • 720p HD video recording
  • Wi-Fi
  • 3.5mm audio jack
  • Symbian 60 5th Edition
  • 720 MHz processor

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