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Sony to fabricate the SmartWatch 2 in Taiwan?

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Sony to fabricate the SmartWatch 2 in Taiwan?
Last year Sony released the first generation SmartWatch and the accessory did decently, selling over 200,000 units. Now, the Japanese brand has announced a successor to its wrist gadget – the SmartWatch 2. It was unveiled at the Mobile Asia Expo 2013, which is taking place in Shanghai from June 26 to June 28.

Some of the features that the new SmartWatch 2 will include are: a 1.6 inch, 220x176 resolution touchscreen display, NFC and Bluetooth support to enable pairing with Android devices, running version 4.0 or higher. Home, back, and menu capacitive keys can be found on the face of the watch, likewise.

As of now, Sony is rumored to be on the hunt for OEM production partners in Taiwan, since they want to broaden the variety of the SmartWatch 2. The brand from the country of the rising sun is gearing up to launch different variants to accommodate more market segments and budgets. Hence an assumption can be made that maybe a little help from Taiwan is required in the form of manufacturing. Sony's aim is to reach a million orders on the different models, hinted by some sources.

The accessory is hyped to hit the store shelves this September. What is your opinion on the SmartWatch 2? Do you plan on getting one?

source: DigiTimes

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posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:03

1. Lyngdoh (Posts: 225; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)


Its ODM not OEM.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:05 1

2. iami67 (Posts: 318; Member since: 18 Oct 2011)


Well what does it actually do besides tell time. Tell us some of that and we will give you an opinion.

Example.
+ Can I voice text from it
+ Will it show or maybe read txts to me from it
+Can I remotely Sanp a pic or video from it
+Can I view my gallery from it
+Does it have a ticker for sport scores and things as such

Give me these features along with the basic things a smart watch should have and im sold. Otherwise no thanks

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:23

3. faizan-sharif (Posts: 56; Member since: 26 Jun 2013)


very nicely said , requirement that it must fulfill, we must write to Sony or may be they are seeing it here, i do wnt these features, that will truly mean eing a smart watch

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 10:53

4. pwnarena (Posts: 976; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


since i've seen the promos for that device, allow me to offer answers.

the smartwatch 2 uses android as its operating system so you can add apps there for it to do various functions.

it connects to any xperia device as well as android devices from other manufacturers.

it can be used to remote control an xperia device to take a photo.

it can be used to view text messages.

i don't know why would you wanna view your gallery from such a puny display when you can get a better view from the smartphone or tablet.

it has a fitness app pre-installed.

it is dust and water resistant.

has NFC.

has a LED light that can be used as a small flashlight.

can set alarms on the smartphone.

do various other things because you can have android apps installed on it.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 19:09

8. joey_sfb (Posts: 3237; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Even for smartwatch 1 they already allow remote picture taking. The remote image is live feed to the watch so you can remotely monitor what is going on. Tap the watch face would snap the picture.

Standard notification is via vibration. There also a alert if you accidental left your phone behind.

In fact these device grow on you and Sony has made incremental update over the months and their software is considered stable.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 11:38

5. zennacko (Posts: 236; Member since: 16 Jun 2013)


That and

+Can I get a call through it so I don't have to take out the phone from my pocket or... maybe leave the pool to go for it?

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 11:50

6. pwnarena (Posts: 976; Member since: 15 Feb 2013)


according to engadget, yes it can answer calls.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 12:23 1

7. jdoee100 (Posts: 313; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)


I'm so glad that it was the sony who came out with the first smartwatch. If it had been apple, everyone(or at least ifans) would be shouting to the top of their lungs, that others are copying apple and sue them to the end of the earth!! Since it was the sony or not apple, people won't be saying this when other companies make smartwatches. Thank you, Sony. Sony rules for a change.lol

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 22:11

9. joey_sfb (Posts: 3237; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


Apple fans are irrational you could never reason with them.

posted on 27 Jun 2013, 22:14

10. joey_sfb (Posts: 3237; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)


I also pledge a new Kickstarter smart watch that seem to support Windows 8 phone well.

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/secretlabs/agent-the-worlds-smartest-watch

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