Sony Ericsson yesterday announced the Sony Ericsson LiveView, an innovative accessory which offers a total product experience and enhanced mobile possibilities. Its tiny display with remote control functionality expose the activities of your mobile phone, powered by Android. Sony Ericsson LiveView allows the user to control the Sony Ericsson music features of the handset like selecting tracks and controlling volume from the tiny display.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView is the first Sony Ericsson accessory to be compatible with the open Android platform. So creative users can develop innovative applications with the help of third-party developer integration.
You can clip this device to your wrist, shirt, pocket or any note book, virtually any where you want.
Sony Ericsson LiveView uses the Bluetooth connectivity to wirelessly pair up to a compatible handset and allows consumers to control the phone. There’s an Android app you can install on your phone that’ll get it to communicate with the 128 x 128 pixel grid, so users will be able to control many of their phones’ key features like find your phone, read text messages, see incoming calls and get latest updates of Facebook and Twitter. The tiny screen also displays calendar reminder and events.
Full Technical Specifications of Sony Ericsson LiveView
|L x B x H
|11.0 x 35.0 x 35.0
|Colour OLED display
|Input/ User Interface
|Two hardkeys and four softkeys
|Power & Connectivity
|Micro USB connector
USB High Speed 2.0 support
|Operating Range – 10 m
Social Networking services
Facebook & Twitter updates
|Android phone compatible with Android OS 2.0 & above
Sony Ericsson Live Manager
|Find your phone
Third-party developer integration
Sony Ericsson LiveView is compatible with all Sony Ericsson Android 2.0 and up mobile phones (like Xperia X10, Xperia X10 mini, Xperia X10 mini pro). It is also compatible with Android 2.x mobile phones from other manufacturers that are equipped with Bluetooth™ 2.1 (like Samsung, Samsung Galaxy S, HTC & HTC Desire).
Watch the below official video of Sony Ericcon LiveView
Price & Availability
The Sony Ericsson LiveView will be available in the end of year 2010. Pricing is not known yet.