Sony teases a new SmartWatch, could be announced next week

June 21, 2013
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    Sony has been making some moves in recent months, and now it seems as if Sony is ready to unveil a successor to the Sony SmartWatch.

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    In a tweet sent out by Sony Xperia, the successor to the SmartWatch was teased when a picture which stated “One out of 3 smartphone users want smart wrist wear.” Sony then felt the need to add the hashtags #itstime and #MAE13, the latter stands for next week’s Mobile Asia Expo 2013 in Shanghai.

    Just in case you didn’t get the message in the first tweet, Sony Xperia teased us some more with a retro-inspiring tweet which reminded us of the wearable Sony Walkman. Of course, someone at Sony’s twitter account was having so much fun that they decided to release another tweet stating “Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock”.

    While most of the attention in the wearable computing market has been garnered on Google Glass, many products like the Pebble smartwatch have tried their hand at a smartwatch. Who knows, maybe Sony can crack the smartwatch code.

    Sony has been busy with the Xperia ZU, a monster 6.4-inch phablet which should be unveiled in Paris, on July 4, but it is holding a media event at Mobile Asia Expo 2013 next week, so we should see the new Sony SmartWatch then.

    Would you rather wear a smartwatch than Google Glass?

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    • Lil bit

      I nearly bought the current Sony smartwatch, it seems unavoidable that I will get this new one. I’m in.

    • Benjamin Pavel

      Let’s hope it will be customizable with Bluetooth Smart for less power consumption and being as open source as possible

    • Daniel

      Can’t wait. I have been looking into Smartwatches so…

    • lollicup04

      I feel like each post hints at what features the second generation smartwatch will have. For example they have a post about the walkman, so there might be a integrated audio chip in the watch. So that it can function as a music player. The post about 1/3 people wanting to own a smartwatch might indicate that this is a standalone device that doesn’t require it to be tethered to a smartphone.

    • spade

      kinda interesting…hope that will be a water resistant like their smartphones.

    • Imran Al-Imran

      Might get it

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