Stuff Magazine Review The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

27. February 2010 at 04:28

Stuff Magazine Review The Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

The guys over at Stuff Magazine have got their hands on the Sony Ericsson Vivas and Vivas Pro. The Vivaz Pro is the QWERTY keyboard version of the Vivaz and it still retains all the features of its sibling, barring a few key differences. The Vivas has an 8.1MP camera whereas the Vivaz Pro packs in 5.1MPs and therefore a smaller sensor to make way for it’s slide out keyboard. The Vivaz Pro is also 2mm thicker, but the best part however, is they both pack 720p HD video mode, putting it up against the likes of Samsung’s i8910 HD. Julian Whitehorn gives a quick overview of the Vivas Pro in his hands-on demo after the break.

Download Snowboard Hero for S60 3rd and 5th Edition

25. February 2010 at 20:42

Snowboard Hero

Snowboard Hero is, as the name already hints, a snowboard game with severl game-modes. You can choose between speedrun, freestyle and a race. Basically, it is supposed to run on S60 3rd Edition devices only, however, it’s also possible to run it on touch-enabled devices. In this case you would have a onscreen-keyboard to control the game. If you own a Nokia N97 or a N97 Mini you can disable the onscreen-keyboard by going  to settings. Then open the App Manager,go to installed apps and find the game. Finally go to options, suite settings, on-screen keyboard and than change to OFF.

Download the game to your Nokia N96, Sony Ericsson Satio or your Samsung Omnia I8910 HD and enjoy the game.

Snowboard Hero

Hands On with the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro

19. February 2010 at 21:59

Sony Ericsson was the only manufacturer that announced a new Symbian based handset during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The new Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro is an advanced version of the Vivaz, which was announced just a week prior to MWC. Apparently there are just two main differences between these two Symbian devices – a slide-out QWERTY keyboard and the downscaled 5-megapixel camera. Other than that these two devices are completely identical.

Mobile World Congress: News Round Up

16. February 2010 at 00:14

The first day of the Mobile World Congress is over and all major announcements have been brought out to the media. We’re going through the key-announcements which are relevant to the Symbian world. Due to the lack of time we’ll cover these and many other topics in the next days. Nonetheless, here are the major announcements:

Sony Ericsson kicks off the MWC with the Vivaz Pro

14. February 2010 at 23:31

Today, at Sony Ericsson’s press conference, just one day prior the Mobile World Congress 2010 kicks off, the Sony Ericsson Vivaz Pro has been announced. In it’s roots it’s pretty much the same as the Vivaz, that have been announced a week ago, but with two differences – a full qwerty-keyboard and a 5 megapixel camera instead of 8. Running on S60 5th Edition it comes equipped with a 3.2-inch touch-screen, WiFi, GPS and a five megapixel camera. On top of that, the Vivaz Pro records HD videos and comes, as already highlighted, with a full slide out qwerty-keyboard. The Vivaz Pro will b e available in Q2 of this year

February 14, 2010 – BarcelonaSony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro, announced today, adds a QWERTY keyboard to the touch screen offering, delivering a user experience optimised for messaging and entertainment. The full QWERTY keyboard allows consumers to communicate quickly and efficiently via email, SMS or social networking updates.

Just like flagship phone Sony Ericsson Vivaz™, announced in January, Sony Ericsson Vivaz™ pro allows consumers to produce and broadcast their best experiences in HD video. The open platform also allows users to personalise their entertainment experience by downloading great applications through PlayNow™ and the Symbian Developer Community.