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Sony likely to release a new SmartWatch next week

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Sony likely to release a new SmartWatch next week
Sony has had a long history of trying to bring smartwatches to market. Between 2010 and 2012, Sony released a few SmartWatch branded devices that didn't quite make an impression with consumers, likely because of a thin feature set and high price tag. But, it looks like the release of the Pebble, and the rumors of smartwatches being developed by Google, Apple, and Microsoft have given Sony courage to try again before the rush.

Sony has sent out a couple of tweets teasing a new SmartWatch that it will be showing off at the Mobile Asia Expo, which will be taking place next week June 26th to the 28th in Shanghai. The first tweet cites a statistic from BI Intelligence that says "1/3 smartphone users want smart wrist wear", and the second tweet actually shows off what looks to be the last SmartWatch released last year. 

No word on what to expect from the Sony SmartWatch, but we'll be looking out for the news. 

source: @SonyXperia 1 & 2 via The Verge

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posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:44

1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2261; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah! I've been waiting for this! I won't buy it though because I think smart watches are just useless... Ordinary watches are so much more beautiful and they have all the features I want: time and day. But it's nice that Sony is upgrading it's fleet in this department.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 19:44

25. lovefist (unregistered)


Yeah me too I'll still be using my watch coz im very picky with materials of the watch wrapping my wrist. But smartwatches are cool though. Maybe next time they'll invent a smart ring.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:49 4

2. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


First Sony smart watch was nice, so I've already decided what I'm getting, Xpwria ZU and this smart watch...Sony I love you!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:31 4

8. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


*Xperia
Not Xpwria. lol

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 14:03 2

19. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6139; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


That's what I'm waiting for Xpwria ZU & the smart watch.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 10:50 5

3. jsdechavez (Posts: 699; Member since: 20 Jul 2012)


Water-resistant and dustproof?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:16

5. smallworld (Posts: 427; Member since: 13 Jul 2012)


With 3.5 jack ?

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:56 4

9. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


That'd look really awkward

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:11 1

4. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


nice!

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:18

6. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Oh great its you.....

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 13:00

13. PunyPoop (Posts: 714; Member since: 18 Jan 2013)


and it's you...

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 13:12

16. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)


Lol.....

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:30

7. Potato. (banned) (Posts: 607; Member since: 14 Jun 2013)


Water resistant
Dust Proof
3.5mm Audio jack
Magic touch

I am sold.
And no TFT please.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 13:02

14. NicoBrun (Posts: 2; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Bluetooth 4.0? With microSD for running

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 14:38 3

21. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


So it can't be amoled or IPS. Because TFT is used in both. Typical clown.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 11:58

10. TheLolGuy (Posts: 483; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)


I guess with stolen smartphone bricking and the advent of wearable computers, muggers have a new target...

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 12:46 5

11. dorianb (Posts: 347; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Just wait for them to become popular. Then Samsung will have 20 different models ranging from 1" to 4.5" screens.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 13:24 3

17. MEeee (Posts: 213; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


And then others will follow just like with phaplets. Samsung made smartwatches before Sony.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 13:54 1

18. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2261; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yeah, maybe the CEO had a dream about it...

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 23:22 2

26. vincelongman (Posts: 951; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)


"The first watch phone was a 1999 Samsung SPH-WP10" from Wikipedia's Watch Phone page.
Watch Phones were pretty much smartwatches, but with far less features because technology was good enough back then.

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 00:10 1

27. yudi.nemesis (Posts: 1127; Member since: 14 Mar 2013)


Haha... Another samsung clown.
Seiko, a Japanese watch company, was one of the first to develop wrist computing technology. The first digital watch, which debuted in 1972, was the Pulsar manufactured by Hamilton Watch Company. "Pulsar" became a brand name which would later be acquired by Seiko in 1978. In 1982, a Pulsar watch (NL C01) was released which could store 24 digits, making it most likely the first watch with user-programmable memory, or "memorybank" watch.
During the 1980s, Casio began to market a successful line of "computer watches", in addition to its calculator watches. M

posted on 22 Jun 2013, 03:48

28. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2261; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


And far before that there were complicated calculator watches mad by Casio etc. If the Samsung thing count's as a smart watch then the calculator thing also does. Since it had nice technology for that age.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 12:51

12. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


if the screen is a little bigger than the original SmartWatch, I would be interested

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 13:07

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Not cheap rubber please
A7 cortex
200ppi
1.2 CPU
Stainless steel bracelet
High res screen
Dragon trail front glass
Make it a fashion or prestige mark item not cheap please
Sony

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 14:16

20. SmartPhoneStream (Posts: 160; Member since: 21 Jun 2012)


the stainless steel bracelet is highly unlikely, maybe a high end rubber or leather, but almost definitely not a stainless steel bracelet

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 17:55

22. Insignificant (Posts: 189; Member since: 22 Sep 2012)


Prestige meaning? £400? £80-120 is good in my opinion. Mass market and premium.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 18:27 2

23. tedkord (Posts: 4282; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Sony is going to be in a world of hurt when Apple invents the smart watch this year and sues them into oblivion.

posted on 21 Jun 2013, 19:42 4

24. lovefist (unregistered)


I doubt that. Apple doesn't have the balls to take sony to court.

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