A hands on the Vivaz Pro (with images and videos):
Now this is what I am talking about , 16 millions of colours and hd recording.Great phone se keep up the good work.
I'm (seriously) not going to reply to some crazy post. They claim that I bash Sony Ericsson but all I do is draw comparison between phones that are placed in the same segment of the market. Both has Symbian (which by the way has been made open source by Nokia), both has Series 60 (owned and developed by Nokia), Both has a 5 MP camera, 3.2 inches nHD resistive touchscreen (decided to be standard for Symbian by Nokia), full QWERTY keyboard, HSDPA & Wifi, also GPS (Nokia phones comes with free lifetime turn by turn voice guided navigation license), TV out.
Ofcourse Vivaz pro has its positives like faster clocked processor, better video recording @ HD 720p and N97 mini has larger in built memory @ 8 GB, has basic useful features like proximity sensor and secondary videocall camera (both of which are missing on Vivaz Pro).
Also its already out and has been tried and tested. See this for more : http://www.gsmarena.com/nokia_n97_mini-review-417p12.php
And Sony ericsson has recently created a bad reputation with X2/Idou/Aino. How do I believe it'll not go down the same path.
As a phone user I would like to have more features to use than probably the unnoticeable fast processing power of the phone. N97 mini isn't slow anyway.
I don't want a phone without secondary front facing camera as I can't do without videocall. I would love to have added functionality that my phone is capable of.
Looking at both the brands, Nokia is number one, Numero Uno. And its ascending uphill with touchscreen devices. Sony Ericsson is already down the hill, don't know where they'll go from here.
But Vivaz Pro is still not out yet. Hopefully it'll not be buggy as Idou or Aino. But I don't think it'll be anywhere close to the aura of N97 mini.
ryk, 19 Feb 2010I completely agree with you Spawner. Vivaz pro is far better than Xperia X2 or Idou or Aino. I... moreWell at least I respect Spawner much more than you! Although he is not a SE fan, he still is decent and admits that this Device is remarkable.
You on the other hand, are trying to prove that the nokia n97 mini is better LooL! How ironic :)
Although the mini has half the ram, half the CPU, half the battery life. Plus, the vivaz pro has HD recording.
You claim that the mini is a better choice? Do you see the huge difference between you and him?
Both of you are not fans of SE, but one is man enough to admit that a device is good, the other is hmmm I prefer not to say :D
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Well maybe because I'm not a kido and I don't report you? Unlike you, instead of facing me all you can do is report!
Look ryk in the beginning I though you had a point of view and some good experience, but for my disappointment all you are is a person who keeps bashing SE and in return SE keeps kicking us as* lol.
Just drop it will ya? I would like to see one useful comment, talk about any other thing. Why only bash SE? I understand you hate them but you just have to learn to live it :D
Billions of people love and believe in SE, so not you, and not even a million can change this simple fact :>
Spawner, 19 Feb 2010This is a great SE phone.
The only Downside for me are the annoying Fanboy'sI completely agree with you Spawner. Vivaz pro is far better than Xperia X2 or Idou or Aino. It is interesting though that Sony Ericsson has completely shelved its previous touchscreen interface and are starting off afresh. What better than Nokia's often proven S60 to do that. With Vivaz pro they have seriously challenged Nokia's own phones. N97 mini in particular. But have a look at this :
If somebody ask me what would you choose, looking at Sony Ericsson's and Nokia's past record I'd say mini.
Symbian is now open source. It is a high possibility that Nokia might upgrade N97 mini to Symbain^3 which Nokia has developed. Sony Ericsson is in some trouble and they would rather make money than waste resources upgrading sold phones.
That's my opinion, what do you say?
This is a great SE phone.
The only Downside for me are the annoying Fanboy's
klcc, 18 Feb 2010dear pbra,i understand vivaz pro runs on symbian 3,,which wud u recommend,,if given a choice,w... moreSymbian beats WinMo in ever aspect. And rumours about WinMo being more 'stabile' is from people who NEVER used Symbian i guess. I have tried them all (only Blacberry OS is 'virgin' for me) and Symbian is the best so far, without any doubt.
Anonymous, 18 Feb 2010But not all Japanese manufactured phones were slated to be released in international market. A... moreSharp, Panasonic, Fujitsu and Nec said they want to enter in global markets. They are almost ready to "attack" Nokia, Samsung, and other companies with very advanced phones. Sharp said they will enter with smartphones, Panasonic will make Android smartphones, I don't NOT invented this.
klcc, 18 Feb 2010dear pbra,i understand vivaz pro runs on symbian 3,,which wud u recommend,,if given a choice,w... moreHonestly, it is just a matter of taste. Never put your choice based on people's opinions. What Symbian can do, you may also do it with WinMo. Only there's a few things visible as specific characteristic of each system: Symbian needs less RAM capacity compared to WinMo to run properly, but it lacks the stability of WinMo. The most annoying thing on WinMo (for me) is untill now it supports 65 k color display only. But if it wouldn't be a problem, then again I would say the choice is up yours.
Anonymous, 17 Feb 2010 what is it DLNA?dear pbra,i understand vivaz pro runs on symbian 3,,which wud u recommend,,if given a choice,wud u prefer symbian 3 or microsoft window mobile?
Anonymous, 01 Jan 1970Aren't you the one that went by the name SE before 2010.
And I bash SE??? Hello!!! aren't you the one who was hell bent on proving Xperia X1 is better than Xperia X2 in the worst possible way and on X1's forum (http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_xperia_x1-reviews-2246.php). I remember you. I don't bash SE everywhere. You blindly defend SE everywhere but were mysteriously missing here : http://www.gsmarena.com/sony_ericsson_loses_another_167m_euro_puts_all_hopes_on_x10-news-1399.php
Grow up... and you are the one who needs to get a life.
This is probably the most serious competition to any Nokia phone by Sony Ericsson. N97 mini has a very worthy rival. Better video recording, more compact, faster processor, nice Qwerty, good looks. What is missing is .avi playback. But Nokia has that cool pop up QWERTY. Its just cool. N97 mini is also a looker in its own right. Plus N97 mini comes with that unrivaled lifetime turn by turn voice guided navigation license bundled along with it and that too completely free. I don't know about the price difference, but it'll not be considerable. I think N97 mini still would be a better buy. This is only for Sony Ericsson fanboys.
Aadi, 18 Feb 2010what is this think?..........keyboard looks ugly withe he phone...se vivaz looks cool without ... moreYou're at the wrong section. Viva Pro is for ones who need keyboard. If you don't like it, don't bash it, just go to Viva Standard!
what is this think?..........keyboard looks ugly withe he phone...se vivaz looks cool without keyboard
Mobilemaster, 17 Feb 2010I am a SE fan, when some big Japanese companies will enter or reenter(Nec) in the global marke... moreBut not all Japanese manufactured phones were slated to be released in international market. And we all know that SE Japan has dif'rent portfolio than their international counterpart. It was only the X10 has both (int'l and Japan release)
So I would't be relying much on those Japanese branded phones.
Guys I have seen several videos of SE and Samsung phones, and don't let Samsung fool you with their Amoled Screens, because the touch phones response really sucks, I swear to you that the resistive touch screens of SE are better than the Capacitive Touch screens of Samsung, the first video is for the remarkable Vivaz pro, and you can see how smooth and fast it is :
The second video is for the samsung Hd, which by the way is a capacitive touch screen but you can see how slow it is compared to the HD2 in the same video :
Enjoy the videos folks ;)