January 20, 2011 | by Lars Aronsson
I remember reading mobile insider Eldar Murtazin’s surprisingly early phone previews back when Android hadn’t even been announced yet and I was a fan of Symbian 3rd Edition. I’m curious how he gets access to all the prototypes, but it’s good to see that he still often provides previews before anyone else.
This time Murtazin has examined an upcoming (and completely unannounced) Sony Ericsson handset that he calls the Vivaz 2, or the MT15i. It runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread and rocks a 1500mAh battery, and a FWVGA (854 x 480) Reality Display touchscreen. Reality Displays features Sony’s Bravia engine that is said to improve colors and detail.
The original SE Vivaz is actually a Symbian powered camera phone, and Eldar praises the main camera on the MT15i and says that Sony Ericsson “has developed and is about to launch truly cutting edge devices and … has almost nothing to fear in the hardware department as well.”
The hardware, however, may be a bit disappointing to some people with all the dual-core processors flying around, but Eldar says that the 512MB of RAM and 1GHz Qualcomm MSM7630 processor with an Adreno 205 GPU resulted in a perfect phone performance. He also says that the Vivaz 2 is a mid-range device, so it may get favorable pricing.
We expect this device to be revealed, along with many others, at MWC in Barcelona next month. Visit Mobile-Review via the source link for the full preview.