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Sony Ericsson “Vivaz 2″ (MT15i/Halon) Previewed Well Ahead of Official Announcement

Eldar Murtazin – that guy who seems to get information about or hands-on with certain phones long before they’re announced – has uncovered yet another, this time from Sony Ericsson. Despite an XPERIA logo on the thing, he’s claiming this thing will be called the Vivaz 2 – a continuation of a brand that once used Sony Ericsson’s proprietary operating system. He also threw in the model number MT15i, and what I assume is the code name – Halon.

All that aside, he’s saying it’s not a shabby device – a pretty nice front-facing camera, a current-generation snapdragon processor with Adreno 205 GPU, 512MB of RAM, Sony’s Bravia Engine for videos, a 4 inch 480×854 display, and more make up the experience. This one will be launching with Gingerbread, just like the Sony Ericsson Xperia Arc that’s already become official, and they’ll even be sharing the same new custom interface.

I’m assuming performance is on par with that phone as the specs line up closely. Doesn’t look too bad, I must say. But I wouldn’t mind seeing it on video before offering up too much praise. Head on to Mobile Review for the full breakdown and suite of images.




  • Karnka

    “Sony Ericsson’s proprietary operating system”

    Wasn’t it an S60 clone?

  • Dan

    Don’t compare it with S60… S60 was/is painfully slow.
    Sony Ericsson’s OS was/is much faster and more stable.

  • mxtc

    It was a version of symbian os