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Touch Viva Of Htc

Reviewing: Htc Touch Viva  |  Rating:
msculit By msculit on
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I have been searching for the right mobile phone to use after my very reliable and durable Sony Ericsson P900. I guess I have already set my mind to just using Sony Ericsson that after that, I bought Samsung F490 only to give it to my sister after few months of using. Then I bought that Glofiish that won't glow! Then this HTC's Touch Vivo which I redeemed using my loyalty points from some cards here in Dubai.

Well, I cashed out AED 890 for this with some mileage rewards points but the original price of this PDA/smart phone is around AED 1200 plus.

I did not rate the durability part yet because I have this only in less than a month so I need to observe and hope and pray that this phone lasts as long as my Sony Ericsson P900.

Here are the features of this Smartphone with the Touch Flo system:

Compact size with 2.8 inches QVGA touch-sensitive screen

2nd Generation TouchFlo user interface for quick and easy navigation

micro DS card slot for extra storage

Processor: TI's OMAP 850, 201 mhz

Windows Mobile 6.1 Prof

Memory: ROM 256 MB/RAM 128 MB ( I find this though a little limited because I have many music to play!)

Weight is 110 g with the battery

Dimensions: 104.5 mm (l) x 59 mm (W) x 15.75 mm (T)

Quad band GSM/GRPS/EDGE (band frequenccy is operator dependent)

4-way navigation control with Enter button

Bluetooth 2.0 with EDR/wi-fi/HTC ext USB connectivity

Has 2.0 mp color camera with fixed focus

Built-in Microphone and speaker

ring tone supported formats are AAX, AMR-NB, AMR-WB, QCP, MP3, WMA and WAV

has 40 polyphonic and standard MIDI format ring tones

battery is rechargeable lithium-ion with standby time of upto 270 hours (this one I have yet to find out!) and talk time up to 480 minutes. Well, as for my experience, with normal usage meaning no over-talking and short calls made, my re-charge take around 3 days provided I don't play the music player of the phone. If I do, it takes about 2 days to have a re-charge again. And all this condition is not in silent/vibrate mode.

AC adapter is 100-240 V and 50/60 hz DC output 5V and 1A

So, it's quite a multi-functional smartphone and will be great for business as well. It has the basic appointments, alarms, calendar, calculator, games, picture editor, audio/video player applications which go with the phone.

So far, I am pleased with this simple and yet powerful phone. Although I still miss my P900 badly, I think this phone can actually live up to my expectations, performance-wise.