The latest Vocaloid after the Gackpoid emerges in detail, set for release at the end of January; her name is 巡音ルカ / Megurine Luka.
She (her voice) is said to be “cool and husky”, a reasonable description as you can hear in the below demo song:
This is the official rendition, by Kei, designer of the previous Vocaloids:
Her profile is as follows:
Genres: Latin, Jazz, Ethno-pop, House/Electronic Dance
As far as the Vocaloid family of virtual idols goes (ignoring their usage as musical tools), she looks only third or perhaps second rate, as opposed to the first rate set of Miku and the Kagmine clan. Still, we shall see.
Art is already starting to accumulate all the same:
Do my eyes deceive me, or did I accidentally slip an image of Tear, of Tales of the Abyss, in there?
See also her official homepage at Crypton. The major sellers are all being difficult about international shipping, but it should not be too hard to acquire her.
Thanks to Topher Cantler of Tomopop for tipping me off.