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VIDEOVIEW: Sony Ericsson LiveView Bluetooth Micro Display Unboxing and Hands-on
Posted by Arne Hess - on Monday, 06.12.10 - 13:00:35 CET under 08 - Reviews - Viewed 12802x
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The Sony Ericsson LiveView is a Bluetooth-enabled micro display which allows to control compatible Android smartphones without ever taking the phone out of the pocket. The LiveView connects to any Android 2.1 (or higher) smartphone and features a 1.3" color OLED screen with two hardware buttons on the top and four touch sensitive softkeys around the display. It displays incoming SMS, RSS feeds, Facebook and Twitter updates as well as it shows the phone number for incoming calls, allows to mute ringer for incoming phone calls and remote controls music playback as well as offering volume adjustment. The LiveView shows calendar reminders and allows to remotely find the connected phone.

The Sony Ericsson LiveView weights 15 g and measures tiny 11 x 35 x 35 mm only. It can be either used with the preinstalled clip or worn as a kind of watch with the included plastic wristband.

The LiveView requires the use of a software called Sony Ericsson LiveWare Manager, which is available as a free download from the Android Market. The LiveWare is used to connect and configure the LiveView and even allows to run 3rd party LiveView plug-ins which are now also available from the Android Market.

Sony Ericsson's LiveView should work with every Bluetooth-enabled Android smartphone running Android 2.0/2.1 or higher but Sony Ericsson recommends its Xperia-line of Android smartphones - for sure.

Cheers ~ Arne

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