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ACCESSORIES: Sony announces smart Bluetooth and NFC accessories for its Xperia S
Posted by Arne Hess - on Tuesday, 10.01.12 - 17:31:33 CET under 04 - Android News - Viewed 11701x
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Together with the announcement of Sony Ericsson Xperia S, Sony has also announced a couple of new accessories to enhance the experience on Android and to bring content to consumers' smartphones in an entirely new way. And since the Xperia S is Sony (Ericsson's) first NFC enabled smartphone, one of the accessories are the "Xperia SmartTags", which allows to switch your smartphone settings with a single swipe. Furthermore Sony announced its "Smart Wireless Headset pro", a Bluetooth headset that does it all as well as a new and now called "SmartWatch", which allows to access apps and smartphone features with a micro display for Android.

Xperia SmartTags work with any NFC enabled smartphone, including Xperia S. Simply touch a NFC enabled smartphone to a SmartTag, which is the shape and size of a small round token, and it launches a pre-configured profile in the phone, such as the alarm clock for a SmartTag by your bed or a GPS application for the SmartTag in your car. These profiles can be easily personalized to reflect any taste, designed to save consumers time and make their smartphone lives easier.

The Smart Wireless Headset pro is a stereo headset for Android smartphones which offers multifunctional features in addition to superior sound. On the display of Smart Wireless Headset pro users can read text messages, see incoming calls, access calendar notifications and much more. When detached from the phone it functions as a standalone MP3 player and radio.

Similar to Sony Ericsson's 2010 launched "LiveView", Sony's SmartWatch is a micro display accessory for communicating with an Android smartphone via Bluetooth. Consumers can, for example, discretely access text messages, social media updates and manage calls or music. The display is mounted on a strap and can be worn as a watch. Applications allowing users to personalize their SmartWatch experience will be available on Android Market.

Sony has neither announced availability nor any prices of its smart accessories but it can be expected that they hit markets right in time with the launch of the Sony Xperia S during the first quarter 2012.

Cheers ~ Arne


 
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Posted by Early Adaptor on 10.01.12 - 18:05:33

Being a first minute Liveview customer, I think Sony should gift us early adopters a Smartwatch because the LiveView was a pain in the a**! Hope the Smartwatch is anything better but won't buy it until I've seen first real world reviews!

Posted by Tris on 11.01.12 - 09:14:28

Don't get this Nfc thingie? Why should I change profiles with Nfc? Why?

Posted by Tommy on 13.01.12 - 10:28:12

I like the NFC idea! Wish my Galaxy S2 supports it but I'm sure my next S3 will supports it!

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