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Posted by jplacson
OOooooo.... I WANT!!!!

:se: Live View


It kinda looks like the new Apple iPod Nano, but this functions closer to Bluetooth Watches (which I think they discontinued)


Posted by goldenface
Sweden, Sep 28, 2010 - Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) micro display with remote control functionality mirrors the activities of your mobile phone

London, September 28th 2010 - Today sees the announcement of the Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM). This innovative accessory is another step in Sony Ericsson's commitment to help consumers get the very best mobile phone experience through the open Android platform. The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) is part of the Sony Ericsson Extras portfolio - a division which offers a total product experience and enhanced mobile possibilities.


The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) uses Bluetooth(TM) connectivity to wirelessly pair up to a compatible handset and allows consumers to control the phone without taking it out of their pocket or handbag. Read text messages, see incoming calls and keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook(TM) and Twitter(TM).

The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) allows the user to control the Sony Ericsson music features of the handset from the micro display, selecting tracks and controlling volume. The product also serves as a calendar reminder, displaying calendar events and other phone applications.

Whether on the go, in a meeting or out for dinner, the convenient Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) can be clipped anywhere. Attached in a watch strap, on a keychain or clipped to a laptop, the micro display allows the user to incorporate the product into their lifestyle and always stay connected.

Mikael Henriksson, Head of creation and offering planning at Sony Ericsson Extras, said: "It is our ambition to be THE Communication Entertainment brand and this includes being the most open mobile phone brand on the market. We believe in openness and offering consumers a wide range of applications to choose from. We will continue to develop accessories to ensure we play a major and groundbreaking role in the market and design innovative and exciting accessories for all platforms, including Android."

Mikael Henriksson continued: "The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) is the first Sony Ericsson accessory to be compatible with the open Android(TM) platform which gives developers an opportunity to be creative and develop the next must-have innovative application."

Your window to your world with Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM)

- Micro display device that mirrors the phone

- Tunes on the go - control music

- Don't miss out - Get instant notification and readtexts, Tweets and Facebook(TM) 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

To find Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) enabled applications, Sony Ericsson has developed the Sony Ericsson LiveWare(TM) Manager application. It will scan Android(TM) Market for Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) enabled applications and present them to the user. The Sony Ericsson LiveWare(TM) manager will be available from Android(TM) Market, or come preinstalled in phone bundles.

The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) will be available in stores from Q4, 2010.

The Sony Ericsson LiveView(TM) 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(TM) - The SportyPal(TM) 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

Music Player Control
Play Pause,
Next,
Previous Track
Volume Adjustment
Track Title Display

Social Networking Services
Display Facebook(TM) Updates
Display Twitter (TM) Updates

Messaging
Display Incoming Texts Display RSS Feeds

Calls
Show Phone Number For Incoming Calls
Mute Ringer For Incoming Calls
List of Missed Calls

Other
Calendar Reminders
Find Your Phone
Display Time And Date

Connectivity
Bluetooth (TM) Technology
Micro USB Connector

Screen
1.3" Colour OLED Display
128x128 Pixels

Compatibility
Compatible With The Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) X10, Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) X10 Mini And Sony Ericsson Xperia(TM) X10 Mini Pro And Most Other Brands On Android 2.0 And Above.
Bluetooth(TM) Range Approximately 10m

Facts
Size:3.5 X 3.5x1.1cm
Typical Consumer Battery Usage Time Days: 4

Availability And Versions Available In Selected Markets From Q4 2010

Colour - Black

Kit Content - Sony Ericsson Liveview(TM) - Clip - Wristband - Microusb Charger



[ This Message was edited by: goldenface on 2010-09-28 12:31 ]


Posted by anders260
Needs 2.0 or higher

Posted by jplacson
I think that's what delayed our update... hahahaha!

Posted by goldenface
It's nice to see some Android accessories beginning to appear. Mountain Bikers should find this useful however, I'm hoping it will display the caller name and not the number.
[ This Message was edited by: goldenface on 2010-09-28 09:20 ]


Posted by Phoner
I am sure it will display the name.

Posted by SKIBBE
this looks useless?

Posted by Ricky D
This isn't something I'd be looking to buy unless it comes in a very good price point and I'm feeling partcular friendly and rich that day.

Interesting though. I think I'd rather see all those features on a bluetooth watch, maybe an analogue watch with translucent hands so you can still clearly see the face which is the OLED screen, and when the screen goes to sleep the hands are more clearly visible again. I'd buy that.

Gotta give it to them for being creative with android though. This is cleverly made with android specifically in mind.
[ This Message was edited by: Ricky D on 2010-09-28 10:02 ]


Posted by bart
i like this device. its not working like it should, but its a step.
its just so sad it took 8years before they launched it!!

Posted by goldenface
youtube vid.

Posted by Arne Anka
Looks lika a handy device when biking (which I do alot) or perhaps driving car.


Posted by ares
If it can be used has a watch, it will be great...if not...hard to see how i would use it

Posted by SKIBBE
Sportypal pro looked awesum
[ This Message was edited by: SKIBBE on 2010-09-28 10:16 ]


Posted by jplacson
Sure looks like it can be used as a watch considering the photos show a wrist strap.

I think the issue with the old BT watches of was that it had 2 power supplies, one for the analog watch and another for the functions... I guess they felt that an OLED analog display would be more power efficient and cost effective than a mechanical watch with a display under it.

Posted by SKIBBE
Just one thought, the liveview is BT and my mw600 is BT and liveview can controll the music but can the phone handle 2 BT connections at the same time? (wich i guess you will do most of the time when you are using your phone, for talking/music) if not, this product is a waste of time
[ This Message was edited by: SKIBBE on 2010-09-28 10:45 ]


Posted by Arne Anka

On 2010-09-28 11:12:15, ares wrote:
If it can be used has a watch, it will be great...if not...hard to see how i would use it


The upper left corner shows a clock in the pictires and the video. But I guess you are looking for a clock in the middle with big digits, right ?
[ This Message was edited by: Arne Anka on 2010-09-28 10:50 ]


Posted by mange69

On 2010-09-28 11:50:22, Arne Anka wrote:

On 2010-09-28 11:12:15, ares wrote:
If it can be used has a watch, it will be great...if not...hard to see how i would use it


The upper left corner shows a clock in the pictires and the video. But I guess you are looking for a clock in the middle with big digits, right ?
[ This Message was edited by: Arne Anka on 2010-09-28 10:50 ]


Probably an clock-app will solve that.

Posted by Indiandawg
think it's a very good innovative device. As of now I know many people won't really think so far but people who are working at desk like me would not like to see the phone all the time for keeping ourself update on notifications of facebook/twitter or e-mails and messages. I woud simply attach this small little device next to my desktop computer and act it like a widget so even while am on call (landline) and I read something important I can drop the call and use the notification if its important. But if I'm on call (landline) I still need to pick up my phone and check which would be like doing two things at a time.

Like they showed on picture, the guy who is playing guitar can't simply hold his phone while playing guitar!

It's definitely an intresting device, but price is going to play a big factor.

Posted by HxH
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KN2qoA0FfHQ

Posted by goldenface
According to computerworld the frame is touch sensitive.
[ This Message was edited by: goldenface on 2010-09-28 12:23 ]


Posted by OffLineR
This should reduce battery usage of the phone dramatically.
Otherwise, it is just another toy.

Posted by goldenface

On 2010-09-28 13:36:13, OffLineR wrote:
This should reduce battery usage of the phone dramatically.
Otherwise, it is just another toy.



Why is that? You can easily get 11+ hours music playback via ASDP to a pair of bluetooth headphones, why is this any different?


Posted by tranced
You mean a2dp, don't you?

Posted by OffLineR
This just controls the phone, doesn't it.
That means it can not receive A2DP bluetooth stereo streaming.
Which means it is for accessing data on the phone like caller ID, messages, other data and controlling the phone like changing track, answering a call.

So this device is another screen and set of buttons for your phone. Why you would like to carry another device instead of pulling your phone from your pocket? IMO, it should reduce battery usage because checking mails and feeds from phone's screen consumes a lot of battery. It is a nice device to show off, but I'd not buy just for that

Posted by tranced
That was just an example, OfflineR.

Posted by goldenface
@tranced Yeah

I was going to go for an mbw-150 bluetooth watch but this looks like a better option, especially if the retail price is around 70 as mentioned on some websites.

@OffLineR

I guess you have to balance the battery life against convenience. You can tell from the publicity shots that's it's aimed at sports and leisure market.


Posted by Ricky D
@goldenface Yes, it is the frame that's touch sensitive at 4 different point (one on each side) NOT the screen and it has two hardware buttons on the top corners.

I'm not entirely sure this isn't a waste of time product. Unless it's going have good sister products this could turn out to be a futile exercise. I'd like to see more android compat accessories though, it's one thing that seemingly lags behind the iPhone series.

play with the device
[ This Message was edited by: Ricky D on 2010-09-28 15:25 ]


Posted by Ricky D
Q: Is LiveView a completely thing or will we see accessories from other manufacturers using similar compatibility protocols? e.g. maybe HTC making a device that's long a slim with a touchscreen supporting the same LiveView compat apps that are claiming will be on the market soon.

I think the cross compatibility of this accessory is going to be the key to it's success. The number of apps we see on the market supporting this the better and IF owners of other manufacturers' android handsets but this then it has more chance of succeeding.

Posted by SKIBBE
I still would like to know if it can be used along with a BT headset. (if anyone knows)

Posted by OffLineR
Using this as a navigation screen would be nice.

@SKIBBE
I'm sure it will because A2DP and other headset protocols are different protocols than track changing protocols. And protocols on this device will be different as well.

I once managed to pare two headsets and listen to from one and change track from the other
[ This Message was edited by: OffLineR on 2010-09-28 15:54 ]


Posted by londonlad123
If I had an android phone, I'd be getting one. Calendar alerts, train departure boards and time based stuff, this would be useful. Because it supports apps it should end up being useful.

Posted by SKIBBE

On 2010-09-28 16:52:08, OffLineR wrote:
Using this as a navigation screen would be nice.

@SKIBBE
I'm sure it will because A2DP and other headset protocols are different protocols than track changing protocols. And protocols on this device will be different as well.

I once managed to pare two headsets and listen to from one and change track from the other
[ This Message was edited by: OffLineR on 2010-09-28 15:54 ]



Thanks, that sounds great. it will be an awesome gadget and push for me to get out more and exercise (still does not solve the problem where to keep the phone while you are running )

Posted by OffLineR
@SKIBBE
That is exactly what I mean. If this gagdet was like iPod Nano 6 it would be sell like hell.

There should be androdi running receivers and TVs as well. Then who needs a remote controller when you have this gagdet

Posted by DarkKrypt
there already is an android tv i think its toshiba who made it. works via dlna aswell.

Posted by OffLineR
What about android driven home automation system.
Managing the system with this device will be awsome as well

If I'm going to buy this, I want to use it everywhere

Posted by goldenface
HD Vid

Posted by carkitter
Price will be crucial. Stylingwise, it looks like a toy so it's hard to see it being able to compete with a premium watch when the BT watches couldn't. I always wanted a BT watch but at NZ$600 it was way too expensive. Just got a nice watch in stainless steel with carbon-fibre faceplate for NZ$395.

Posted by tranced
Wondering if this will make it to Latin America. The MBW didn't

Posted by xell

On 2010-09-30 04:47:09, carkitter wrote:
Price will be crucial.


Recommended retail price in Germany is 79 , which is about 145 NZ$.

Posted by goldenface
That's not too bad I suppose.

Posted by carkitter
Not bad at all.

Posted by pt020

[ This Message was edited by: pt020 on 2011-06-02 19:54 ]


Posted by goldenface
This gadget is scheduled for release in November for the price of 59 Euros. That's quite a good price if you ask me.

link

Posted by ares
very good price indeed...if i had an android phone, would be all over it

Posted by goldenface
I was out on my mountain bike at the weekend and this would have been very handy.

Posted by rog

On 2010-09-28 16:33:25, SKIBBE wrote:
I still would like to know if it can be used along with a BT headset. (if anyone knows)


Yes, it can. Just tried it with an HBH-IS800, it works just fine. Pretty neat wireless combo!

Posted by Toney_Ericsson
That actually looks like a piece of cheap toyish shit I wouldn't buy it.

Might as well get an X10 mini and some sellotape and tape it to your wrist.

Long gone are the days when the MBW came out and that was actually something good. Even Sony Ericsson accessories suck major shit these days....
[ This Message was edited by: Toney_Ericsson on 2010-10-27 05:18 ]


Posted by pt020

[ This Message was edited by: pt020 on 2010-11-24 08:14 ]


Posted by Toney_Ericsson
Why the hell didn't Sony Ericsson put these features onto a new MBW watch, something that actually looks like quality rather than a cheap looking plastic piece of shit. I wouldn't buy that rubbish.

Posted by mriley
Its size and appearance let it.down. imo.
it doesn't look stylish, and its looks too big and clumsy to attach to your wrist.
the battery life will also be affected as there's no.option to disable Bluetooth.


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