What's as small as a wristwatch and lets you view Android smartphone stuff without looking at the phone?
The Sony Ericsson LiveView uses Bluetooth and lets users control phone features without taking it out of their pocket or handbag. The mini screen can show text messages, see incoming calls and keep up-to-date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView also allows the user to control the music from the micro display, such as selecting tracks and controlling volume. There's a calendar reminder that displays calendar events and other phone apps.
The LiveView can be clipped to a watch strap or a laptop, or attached to a keychain. The video that follows shows that the LiveView can be used while running and will show the distance run as well as the heart rate.
Features of Sony Ericsson LiveView:
- Micro display device that mirrors the phone.
- Tunes on the go - control music.
- Don't miss out - get instant notification and read texts, Tweets and Facebook updates.
- Incoming calls - see who is calling.
- Make it mine - open platform for developers to add to the large collection of applications for a unique experience.
- Find your phone.
- Display time and date.
- 1.3-inch color 128 x 128 pixel touchscreen.
- Compatible with Sony Xperia X10.
- Comes with clip and wristband.
To find Sony Ericsson LiveView-enabled applications, Sony Ericsson has developed the Sony Ericsson LiveWare Manager application. It will scan Android Market for Sony Ericsson LiveView-enabled applications and present them to the user. The Sony Ericsson LiveWare manager will be available from Android Market or will come preinstalled in phone bundles.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView will be available in stores from Q4, 2010.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView is also available in one of the Sony Ericsson Experience Packs. An 'Experience Pack' is a package of several related components that together create a great user experience in a certain area. The packages include mobile phone applications, accessories, services and much more.
The "Sony Ericsson Fitness Pack" is aimed at sports and fitness enthusiasts. It contains a sport application for the Sony Ericsson LiveView - The SportyPal Pro - and a carrying case for your mobile phone - ideal for exercising.
The first 'Sony Ericsson Experience Pack" will be available in selected markets in Q4.