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Sony Ericsson LiveView, a 1.3 Inch Android Remote?



This morning Sony-Ericsson announced a micro display called LiveView. It’s like a bluetooth headset, but visual and it’s controlled by an app on your phone. It comes with a wrist strap so you can wear it like a watch. This interfaces only with Sony Ericsson’s Android phones and allows you to control music, read RSS, check twitter, screen calls, and more. Check out the video after the break for a better description.

It’s basically like an Android desktop widget but in physical form and its controlled over Bluetooth from an application in your phone called LiveView Application. This application will be available for download from Android Market and after it’s installed other 3rd party application can through different APIs plug into that and make use of the LiveView device. In the LiveView Application on your phone you can also scan Android Market for LiveView enabled applications to find more cool stuff to download. More information for developers such as documentation, APIs etc will be made available at our Developer World web site.

What do you think? Does this little thing have a chance or is the SPOT watch of the modern day? The funny part is that it requires Android 2.o, but their Android phone offerings haven’t hit that release yet. I guess if this sells, they will have to update the X10.



  1. Sumocat

    09/28/2010 at 6:57 am

    So glad they’re pushing beyond headsets and keyboards as Bluetooth accessories for smartphones. Assuming it can show caller ID, this would be a great accessory for headset junkies. I don’t wear a watch, but I could go for something like this. (Probably wear it on a belt loop.)

  2. Ynir

    09/28/2010 at 7:42 am

    Would it be possible to make a phone call or to answer to incomming calls, i.e. does this device has microfon and speaker inside ?

    • Chris Leckness

      09/28/2010 at 7:55 am

      My guess is no. You’d probably still have to utilize a good Bluetooth headset. I might be wrong, but I didn’t see any mention about a microphone or speaker.

  3. ChrisRS

    09/29/2010 at 12:34 pm

    A few years ago, Microsoft was promoting “SideShow” devices, similar to this for Windows. I don’t think anything was ever released.

  4. ThuanTM

    01/08/2011 at 5:26 am

    that good ideas

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