Sony Ericsson Vivaz announced

Remember the Sony Ericsson Kurara we saw leaked last year, which appeared to be the follow-up to the ill-fated Satio? Well, it's finally been made off

Remember the Sony Ericsson Kurara we saw leaked last year, which appeared to be the follow-up to the ill-fated Satio? Well, it's finally been made official, but with a brand spanking new name – the Sony Ericsson Vivaz.

Set to hit the market in Q1 this year, the big sell of the Vivaz is its 720p HD video mode complete with dedicated video key to get your video rolling quickly. It stays strong for stills as well with an 8.1 megapixel camera, all of which can be previewed on the Vivaz's 3.2-inch screen.

In terms of operating system, you can expect the same Symbian S60 OS we saw on the Satio, and you'll be able to bump up the on board memory to 16GB via microSD – although if 8GB will do you, that's included in the box.

Other specs include Wifi, 3G and a-GPS, complete with Sony Ericsson's WisePilot turn-by-turn navigation pre-loaded alongside Google Maps, and Facebook, Twitter and YouTube ready and raring to go as well.

Pricing and exact availability is still to be confirmed but we're hoping to hear more at Mobile World Congress in a matter of weeks – as well as get our hands on it for a play.

Keep it locked to Stuff.tv for the latest and let us know below if the Satio's younger sibling could be the phone for you.

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