Sony Ericsson Vivaz Review, Price and Specifications

The two major difference between Vivaz and upcoming Vivaz Pro is only the sliding QWERTY Keyboard available in Vivaz pro and it is not available in Vivaz.But the qwerty keyboard available in Vivaz pro looks quite comfortable with proper spacing between the keys.Other difference is with resolution of the camera.Vivaz comes with 8 megapixel camera whereas vivaz pro comes only with 5 megapixel camera.
With this new mobile Sony ericsson is ready to compete with similar devices from Nokia and Samsung like N97,Samsung Corby Pro and with other LG models.
Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

Weight & Internal Memory of Vivaz and other mobiles

Weight 97g
Internal Memory 75MB

Vivaz Pro
Weight 117 g
Internal Memory 75MB

Nokia N97
Weight 150 g
Internal Memory 32 GB storage 128MB RAM

Nokia N97 Mini
Weight 135 g
Internal Memory 8 GB storage 128MB RAM

Samsung Corby Pro
Weight 135g
Internal Memory 150 MB

LG GW820
Weight Not Released
Internal Memory Not Released

    Other Exciting features of Vivaz and Vivaz Pro
    Dedicated single video key and on one press we will be able to shoot the video and publish the same
    Face detection facility enables the user to sharpen the face in the picture and also it can focus on the same.This is something called as face detection mechanism.
    Touch screen with drag and drop facility.It is easy to transfer media files between phone and PC via drag and drop
    Accelerometer sensor for UI to auto-rotate vertically / horizontally
    Turn-to-mute and snoozing alarms
    Built in aGPS which is similar to Google Maps
    Supports many other applications including YouTube,Facebook and Twitter apps,TrackID music recognition TV out (VGA resolution),- Organizer,QuickOffice document reader
    Dimension of the device is about 109.0 x 52.0 x 15.0 mm
    Screen size is 4.3 x 2.0 x 0.6 inches
    Resolution of the Screen 360×640 pixel
    Mobile phone is available in two colours – black and white
    Internal memory Phone memory -70MB
    Extensible with SanDisk microSD™ (up to 16GB)
    Supports 3G,Wi-Fi,GPRS ,Bluetooth,WLAN
    Unlimited CallRecords can be stored
    standard battery, Li-Po 1200 mAh
    Stand-by time – Up to 430 h (2G) / Up to 440 h (3G)
    Talk time – Up to 12 h 30 min (2G) / Up to 5 h 10 min (3G)
    Symbian S60v5 operating system

Price of both Vivaz and Vivaz pro is expected to be around $550 and in India it could be in the range of 25000 to 26000

One main disadvantage when compared with other high end similar mobiles in the market is its low Internal memory size which is just 75 MB but as an alternate it has given support for the latest memory card SanDisk 32GB

Wi-fi direct to let your laptops Talk and Play

Most of the Wi-Fi users would have wondered atleast once why they are not able to connect their wi-fi enabled laptops and transfer files with their friend’s laptops. It is after all natural to expect a Bluetooth/LAN kind of functionality from WiFi devices.

This soon might become possible as Wi-Fi alliance is pushing for Wi-Fi direct (or Wi-Fi Adhoc) enabled devices as early as first quarter of 2010.The Wi-Fi direct will allow computers/devices to talk without a need for a wireless Hub / Wireless router. Currently Wi-Fi devices need to be connected to a Router/Hub to share data and communicate.
But with Wi-Fi Direct protocol the future devices can discover and automatically authenticate as in the case of current bluetooth technologies.

There are currently other limitations like you can have atmost one connection anytime in the Wi-Fi devices, For example I can only connect to one Wi-Fi network at any time. When we allow ad-hoc connections, the ability to connect to your internet and print at the same time from a Wi-Fi enabled printer becomes relevant. But whether this shortcoming will be addressed in near future is still a big question.

This new technology is expected to make the bluetooth technology which is a shorter range technology irrelevant in the long run.

More details and updates on Wi-Fi Direct can be accessed in Wikipedia’s article here