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Monday, June 21, 2010

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a Well Rounded Device!

By Lee Thornton

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a Symbian based Smartphone with a natural curvature for comfortable use; it is a focused messaging device with a strong entertainment core. It has a full QWERTY keyboard to help speed up the typing process and e-mail integration which allows you to handle multiple accounts on the go. The Vivaz Pro has a fully functional 3.2 inch touch screen to accompany the keyboard and it has a video recorder which is capable of shooting film in 720p nHD quality.

Sony Ericsson's design team have designed the Vivaz Pro for comfortable handling whilst maintaining the idea of a QWERTY keyboard to support the range of messaging features. This has been achieved by keeping the curved chassis from the original Vivaz but making it ever so slightly thicker to accommodate the keyboard, the dimensions of the new Vivaz Pro are 109 x 52 x 15mm and it only weighs 117grams, even with the added bulk this is only an extra 20grams.

The device runs the Symbian operating system and has an S6O user interface, the general functionality of the phone is of a high standard. The touch screen is very receptive and makes light work of simple finger commands and the user interface provides you with some modernized graphical features to play with. The 5 mega pixel digital camera can meet all of your photographical needs and as previously mentioned it boasts a 720p nHD video recorder for the budding filmmakers.

Along with built-in ExchangeActiveSynch and e-mail integration the Vivaz Pro offers up a social network package which gives you dedicated applications for both Twitter and Facebook, they grant you the ability manage your accounts, update your status and make cheeky tweets on the move. With the phones 3G technology in place you can receive a constant stream of status updates and tweets to your mobile and there are pre-installed features allowing for instant messaging.

The Vivaz Pro is well equipped with navigational services; WisePilot, GoogleMaps and the in-built aGPS should get you from A-B just fine and the phone also provides you with high sped web connectivity via Wi Fi and 3G. Enhanced Bluetooth has been embedded into the software for file transfer between compatible devices and the phones accelerometer functions well in collaboration with the QWERTY keyboard for quick messaging and browsing.

As you would expect with a Sony Ericsson phone the Vivaz Pro sports a very good multimedia player, the phone supports a range of formats in audio or video and both the visuals and sound are seamless and smooth, the sound is very bass-full and precise, the video is crystal clear and runs fluidly. With the phones social network connections and entertainment features Sony Ericsson have quite easily equipped the device with video share links to Facebook and YouTube, this is useful for capturing those special and perhaps rare occasions and sharing them with the world or if you prefer just friends.

The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is a well rounded device which provides its user with great support for communications, messaging and entertainment; it is receptive and handles touch control very well. There has been a great amount of effort put into the design and functionality of this phone and I see no reason why it wouldn't do well in the Smartphone market.

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