Sony Ericsson shows LiveView micro display for Androids
Watch phones didn't really take off. But Sony Ericsson just announced LiveView - it's small, can be worn as a watch and it gives you access to the basic functions of your Android phone, while it's also highly customizable. It has all the advantages of a watch phone, but non of the disadvantages.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView measures 35x35x11 mm, weighs 15 grams and comes with a clip or better yet, a wrist strap so you can wear it as a watch. But it's much better than those first Sony Ericsson Bluetooth watches.
The screen on the LiveView is an OLED unit - it's a 1.3 inches big screen with 128x128 pixels resolution. The screen is touchable - it has four touch-sensitive areas. The battery should last 4 days of normal usage. That probably doesn't include keeping the screen on all the time but still.
The LiveView is compatible with Android 2.0+ devices (and not just Sony Ericsson either) and here's what it can do - control the music player, read SMS, Facebook and Twitter messages, RSS feeds, calendar reminders and display time and date (duh!).
But that's just the beginning - it's customizable with apps. The LiveWare Manager will keep an eye out for Sony Ericsson LiveView compatible apps. So, developers can include support for LiveView in their apps and make it all the more useful. For example, the LiveView would be perfect for displaying instructions for walk navigation.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView will be available in black starting Q4 of 2010. There's no information on pricing or alternative color versions yet. In the box you get a microUSB charger, a clip and a wristband.
It's a curious (though most likely random) coincidence - the Sony Ericsson LiveView coming out so soon after some 'entrepreneurs' created the Apple iPod nano wrist strap.
Here is a tutorial on how to connect the Sony Ericsson LiveVIew micro display to your phone because i saw people had problems and also the re is one for sale http://www.sh-phones.com/?p=74
- 2011-02-03 11:50
The liveview HAS vibrating alert.
- 2010-10-13 10:14
The only thing the X10 has going for it is the 8mp canmera (but since the displaty is so poor they look more like 2mp). HTC Desire and Galaxy S superior in every way. Each to their own, but you've missed out there.
- 2010-10-10 13:58