When the Sony Ericsson Vivaz was announced I largely ignored it because it looks downright hideous. Sure the spec sheet is nice, it’s the first 720p video recording mobile phone with continuous autofocus, but man, if I had to pull a Vivaz out of my pocket I’d feel embarrassed.
I’m still not going to buy one after watching the clips below, but those of you who love shooting video on the go, check out these YouTube HD samples:
Quick recap of the specifications: 3.2 inch screen, 640 x 360 resolution, S60 5th Edition, 8.1 megapixel camera, 720p HD video recording with continuous autofocus, 107 mm x 52 mm x 12.5 mm, 97 grams, quadband GSM/EDGE, dual band HSPA 900/2100 MHz, 3.5 mm headphone jack, microSD card slot, WiFi, GPS, and a teeny tiny 1200 mAh battery that has me worried about how many minutes of HD video this thing will record before shutting down.
I’m curious to see how big of a theme HD video recording will be at Mobile World Congress 2010; I’m hoping more manufacturers focus on bringing smartphones to the masses, rather than continuing a never ending race to have the craziest specification sheet.