Sony unveils SmartWatch and new Xperia phablet

Tuesday 25 June 2013 | 13:08 CET | News
Sony Mobile has unveiled a new SmartWatch and large-display phone in its Xperia range at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai. The SmartWatch 2 functions as an extension of an Android smartphone, allowing users to manage calls and messages, take photos and manage presentations and apps remotely without taking their phone out. Sony claims to be the leader in smart watch technology, after introducing its first such device with Bluetooth in 2007. The new SmartWatch comes with NFC connectivity for pairing with the phone. Sony also offers over 200 apps to customise the device's interaction with the

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