Sony's Xperia SmartTags app now in Android Market, useless until SmartTags are launched
What is required is an NFC enabled phone, the SmartTag app now available, and the actual SmartTags which are not yet available. And the phone must be running Android 2.3.7 or higher. The tags should be available at the same time that the Sony Xperia S launches, which would be the beginning of next month in the U.K. according to the last word we have heard.
We have a couple of videos for you to look at, the first being the official teaser from Sony that shows you a day in the life of a SmartTag user. The second comes from U.K. retailer Clove which had an Nexus S for the NFC support, and a SmartTag to use for this demonstration.
source: XperiaBlog, AndroidMarket via MobileSyrup
1. darac posted on 19 Feb 2012, 04:04 0
This wont be the most used thing out there, but gives a reason to look forward to Sony this year
2. windowsRocks posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:00 3
Is this the reason why i should buy sony ericson handsets?
5. RamyRamz69 posted on 19 Feb 2012, 11:51 1
One of many reasons you should prefer it over other manufacturers.
4. roscuthiii posted on 19 Feb 2012, 09:28 0
Motorola's Smart Actions just seems a whole lot simpler. No $30 for 4 tokens and no worrying about loss/damage/replacement of said tokens.
7. squallz506 posted on 19 Feb 2012, 15:49 0
yup, there are at least half a dozen profile managers on the app market that can do everything in these videos for free or less than $5
6. Smart posted on 19 Feb 2012, 12:54 0
If this guy moves while sleeping he will surely wake up to the "thud" of his mobile phone and watch (thanks to his way of taking blanket)
8. btbotimtim posted on 19 Feb 2012, 21:19 0
LG is launching similar tag phone in march in Korea. 3 tags are included.
9. Jerry209 posted on 20 Feb 2012, 12:19 0
Moto. droid 3 gave me thems on my phone didnt need to make sure i had a key chain just my phone 3 diff. them work home fun. just saying