Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

The Vivaz Pro, which is a variant of the Vivaz, was released by Sony Ericsson in June 2010.  The Pro version has a slide out QWERTY keyboard and a 5 megapixel camera, whereas the original has no keyboard and a 8 megapixel camera.  Both models have 3.2″ TFT resistive touchscreens with a resolution of 360 x 640.  The Vivaz along with the Satio were the last Sony cell phones to use the Symbian operating system, most Sony phones now use the Android OS.

Although the Vivaz Pro can access data networks and it has an adequate web browser it can be purchased from cell phone carriers without a data plan since it is not considered a real smart phone.  Since the phone does have a WiFi radio, the user can avoid an expensive data plan and still have an internet connected device in WiFi hot spots.  Strangely though, some of the internet capabilities such as the ability to send outgoing emails from the native email app was not enabled.  After repeated calls to both Rogers and Sony, though it was not possible to enable this feature, since both parties blamed the other for disabling it.

Pros

  • You can draw a letter when texting, and it will recognize the letter and will put it in the text box
  • A fantastic battery life, I only have to charge it about every 3 days
  • Different profiles that you can easily get to and personalize. (profiles are for the ringtone and message alert, you can change the volume, sound and vibrations)

Cons

  • The letter recognition for the handwriting thing doesnt work for some letters, such as, lowercase n, r and t (also upercase T).
  • You can hardly get any apps on this phone! So annoying.
  • I dont think you can put a password on this phone. (If anyone knows how to do this please leave me a reply)
  • You have to press slightly harder on the touch screen than you do on other touch screens such as the iPhone and iPad

Source: Wikipedia and Mobile Syrup

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