In addition to today's announced Xperia ray and Xperia active Android 2.3 smartphones, Sony Ericsson also announced new - so called "Smart Extras". Smart Extras is Sony Ericsson's new way to allow its customers experiencing applications and services. The LiveDock multimedia station and the LiveSound Hi-Fi headset are designed to enhance the overall Android experience. Additionally, Xperia arc, Xperia Play, Xperia X10, Xperia X8 and Xperia neo owners in the U.S., France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Spain, the U.K., Australia and New Zealand can now gain access to Sony’s recently announced "Music Unlimited" powered by Qriocity app on the Android Market.
The cloud-based, digital music service gives music lovers anytime, anywhere streaming access to an ever expanding catalogue of currently over seven million licensed songs from major labels as well as leading independent labels and major publishers worldwide.
The new LiveDock gives consumers the ability to seamlessly integrate their Sony Ericsson smartphone into their home.
By simply connecting their smartphone to the docking station, consumers will be able to easily launch applications from the Android Market and charge their phones at the same time. LiveDock will be available globally in selected markets from Q3-2011.
LiveSound provides consumers with the best possible audio experience combined with a stylish, tangle-free design.
The headphones also allow consumers to remotely access applications from the phone through LiveKey control, which gives consumers direct access to their applications with a simple push of a button. LiveSound will be available globally in select markets from Q3, 2011.
Cheers ~ Arne