Sony Ericsson'searlier announced and recently released LiveView is a - as Sony Ericsson calls it- micro display which allows Android users controlling the phone without ever taking it out of the pocket. It's using Bluetooth technology to connect to any compatible Android 2.1 (or higher) smartphone and comes with a 1.3" OLED screen with two hardware buttons on top and four touch sensitive softkeys around the display. At a size of tiny 11 x 35 x 35 mm, the LiveView weights 15 g only, including the inbuilt and not replaceable Li-Ion battery. Unlike previous Sony Ericsson accessories like Bluetooth headsets, the LiveView features a, by a flap protected, micro USB port to recharge the battery.
The Sony Ericsson LiveView requires Sony Ericsson LiveWare Manager, available for free download from the Android Market (therefore Android Market access is required).
The Sony Ericsson LiveView is now available across Europe for around 49 Euro.