Sony Ericsson reveals 'LiveView' for Android - Surfing on the Sly

written by: Richard Kastelein

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Sony Ericsson rolled out an innovative accessory called LiveView, on the open Android platform.

The wee Sony Ericsson LiveView uses Bluetooth 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 and read text messages, see incoming calls and keep up to date with the latest news on Facebook and Twitter. Essentially it's surfing on the sly. 


To find Sony Ericsson LiveView enabled applications, Sony Ericsson has developed the Sony Ericsson LiveWare Manager application which will scan the Android Market for Sony Ericsson LiveView enabled applications and present them to the user. The Sony Ericsson LiveWare manager will be available from Android Market, or come preinstalled in phone bundles. For more developer information visit: http//developer.sonyericsson.com - Now someone needs to make this change channels - and you have the perfect mini two-screen social TV device. 

The Sony Ericsson LiveView 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 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 is the first Sony Ericsson accessory to be compatible with the open Android 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

  • 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 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

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

The Sony Ericsson LiveView 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 - The SportyPal 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.

 

 

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