Sony Ericsson screens wireless display for phones
For out-of-sight Androids
Sony Ericsson is to answer everyone who wants a second, separate mini display for their mobile phone.
As if whipping out your handset wasn't easy enough, SE's LiveView allows you to leave that oh-so-large 3.5in touchscreen in your pocket or bag while you glance instead at LiveView's 1.3in, 128 x 128 OLED panel.
LiveView talks to the handset over Bluetooth, taking note of incoming messages, social network postings, calls and so forth, and popping up appropriate notifications and counts of items you haven't yet dealt with.
SE said LiveView will be compatible with its Xperia X10, X10 Mini and X10 Mini Pro and "most other brands on Android 2.0 and above". Other brands? The X10 line isn't itself at Android 2 yet...
The LiveView's battery is good for four days' usage on one charge, SE claimed. It has a micro USB port for charging
The compact touchscreen gadget comes with a wristband and a clip. Cynics will undoubtedly think SE began working on this when early iPod Nano components became known, but we don't believe that for a minute.
LiveView goes on sale in Q4. ®
Next page: More SonyEricsson LiveView Shots
Dick Tracy, James Bond and Maxwell Smart all had ...
self-contained wrist communicators. This device is more like an earpiece - needs the telephone.
I wonder what joker dreamt up the idea of clipping one to a web strap - snatch thieves dream come true. Even this wrist version is at risk of theft.
Samsung has better dreams - see: < http://www.walyou.com/blog/2010/04/19/samsung-oled-wrist-communicator-concept/ >.
Maybe this would be the answer to Jobs Grip of Death?
They had the gall to demo it on a X10 Xperia
They have a demo video of it and guy's using a X10. This new device requires Android 2.0 or better.
WHERE'S *OUR* FIRMWARE UPDATE? Please.
It makes me wonder how safe it really is to whip out a fancy smartphone to use all these great apps, just takes one scally to accidentally-on-purpose bump into you to relieve you of your pride and joy. If they worked on the details, like the styling, a bit more, it could be very interesting.
PS: does it have a microphone? Can I talk into it like James Bond??
Looks fugging uckly, and only geeks wear digital watches.
4 Days Battery
So this little wrist gadget has 4 Days battery life, and its connected to your phone via bluetooth the whole time. How many hours does that lob off and Android handsets exsisting battery life. Will I be running on empty by lunch?