Sony Ericsson Vivaz heads to Vodafone next month

Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Vodafone users will be able to get their hands on the Sony Ericsson multimedia-focused Vivaz in just a couple of weeks.

Users can now pre-order the handset - whose older brother the Vivaz Pro was announced just last week at Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona - to receive it before 9 March, according to Vodafone's website.

Those willing to sign up to a 30-a-month two-year contract will be able to get the Vivaz and 600 anytime minutes for free. Spend an extra 5 a month and the minutes on offer shoot up to 900 on a 24 month contract.

For users who prefer shorter contracts, Vodafone is offering the handset for free on 18-month contracts with 600 and 900 minutes for 35 and 40 a month respectively.

The Vivaz was first announced as part of Sony's new communications entertainment family - which includes the X10 - last month. It features an 8.1 megapixel camera, autofocus and video recording capabilities among other multimedia features.

"User-generated content, especially video, is exploding on the web," Lennard Hoornik, head of marketing at Sony Ericsson, said in a statement at the time.

"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."

Maggie Holland

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