Posts Tagged ‘video’

Video: Unboxing the Xperia X10

Thursday, August 19th, 2010

Sony Ericsson

My Xperia X10 arrived last night. Here is the unboxing video.

So far, the phone is exactly what I expected. I am really happy with it. I’ve been waiting to upgrade since October, so this one had a lot riding on it. I am already seeing some of the subtle changes between the X10 and its mini siblings. It looks like Sony Ericsson put a lot of time into the small things to make sure this phone came out right. I’ll post a review once I’ve had some more time to evaluate it.

YouTube Offers Dynamic Video Embeds

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

YouTube is making it easier to make sure your videos are viewable in more locations, i.e. on Apple. Typically, Flash-based YouTube videos would show up as a large blank spot in an RSS feed or on an iPad or iPhone. With HTML5 you can get your video out to a larger audience. Currently Internet Explorer is the only browser not capable of HTML5 features, but this will be remedied with version IE 9. Rather than make you do extra work to allow for all audiences, Google provides a simple iframe that can play either version.

I’ve used this new embed code for the last couple of videos I posted, and it works as I expected it to. I was able to view the videos in apps that normally just show a gap where the video should be. If you don’t have access to this new feature yet, it should be coming relatively soon. The description of the feature mentions that this is a developer preview, but that was back in July. I’m not sure when the full roll-out will occur. I’ll keep my eye on it though and let you know when it is launched. By way of illustration I’ll leave you with one of my more popular videos, that of the shattered HTC Aria.

Video: Unboxing the Sony Ericsson Vivaz

Friday, July 30th, 2010

I am testing out the Vivaz from Sony Ericsson. Here is a video of the unboxing.

I was told that this is still a prototype, and that the final version may be different. At first glance I would hope that the stylus could be permanently attached on the final version in order to prevent loss. I just finished testing out the Xperia X10 mini and mini pro, so the difference in the touch screens is very noticeable. You really need the stylus to type anything. I am adjusting to the Symbian OS now. After a few minutes I was really missing Android though.

I will be posting a more formal review of the device soon. Until then, be sure to check out the Xperia X10 mini video.