Accessories

Sony Ericsson introduces a new Android accessory: LiveView

September 28, 2010 | by Lars Aronsson

Accessories, Bluetooth, Sony Mobile

Sony Ericsson LiveView

Sony Ericsson has a new accessory for Android phones in the works called LiveView™. The device is similar in appearance to a digital wrist-watch, and it’s meant to act as a second display for your phone. Besides showing instant notifications for text messages and incoming calls, LiveView™ can display Facebook and Twitter updates, as well as RSS feeds and calendar reminders. The device may also serve as a remote control for your music app, a phone finder and a regular watch.

LiveView™ isn’t just intended for Sony Ericsson devices, since it should be compatible with most Bluetooth enabled phones running Android 2.0 and above. The functionality of the accessory can be extended with various LiveView compatible third-party apps. An application that has already implemented LiveView support is the work-out tool SportyPal.

One battery charge will typically last 4 days according to SE, and the accessory measures 3.5 x 3.5 × 1.1cm. LiveView™ features a 1.3-inch OLED display with a 128×128 resolution and will be available in select markets Q4 2010.

Music player control Play, pause, next, previous track and volume adjustment. Track title display
Social Networking Services Display Facebook™ updates. Display Twitter™ updates
Messaging Display incoming texts. Display RSS feeds
Calls Show phone number for incoming calls. Mute ringer for incoming phone calls. List of missed calls.
Other Calendar reminders. Find your phone. Display time and date.
Connectivity Bluetooth™ technology. Micro USB connector. Bluetooth™ range approximately 10m
Screen 1,3”colour OLED display, 128×128 pixels
Compatibility Compatible with the Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10, Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 mini and Sony Ericsson Xperia™ X10 mini pro and most other brands on Android 2.0 and above. For updated compability chart see www.sonyericsson.com/liveview
Facts 1) 2) Size:3.5 x 3.5×1.1cm. Typical consumer battery usage time: 4 days
Availability and versions Available in selected markets from Q4 2010
Colour
  • Black
Standard kit content
  • Sony Ericsson LiveView™
  • Clip
  • Wristband
  • MicroUSB charger
  • User guide

Via [Sony Ericsson LiveView, SweDroid]