Sony Ericsson has unveiled the Vivaz - a mobile phone capable of capturing 1080x720 resolution HD quality video.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz features an 8.1Mp camera with 4x digital zoom as well as face- and smile-detection. Its built-in GPS allows users to geotag (automatically log) the location their images were taken.

The handset comes with a 3.2in 640x360-pixel display, support for a microSD card up to 32GB (the handset comes bundled with an 8GB microSD card) and Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity.

Users will also benefit from an MP3 player and access to Sony Ericsson's PlayNow service to download paid-for music tracks, mobile games and wallpapers to the handset, along with one-touch access to social networks including Facebook and Twitter.

Sony Ericsson it uses a new design philosophy called 'human curvature', which was first introduced with the Xperia X10, and has been designed to mirror the shape of the human body.

"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," said Lennard Hoornik, head of marketing, Sony Ericsson.

Available in silver, back, blue and ruby, the handset measures 107x52x13mm. The Vivaz is set to be one of the stars of Sony Ericsson's Mobile World Congress showcase next month. It will go onsale in the spring.

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