Sony strongly hinting at smartwatch announcement next week

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The smartwatch is one of those ideas that seems so obvious and useful on first approach, yet has proven incredibly difficult for manufacturers to do right. Even when a company manages to nail a few aspects of its design, we often still finding ourselves wanting. That’s one of the main reasons we keep ourselves involved with smartwatch news like we do, holding out hope for the product that will finally do the idea justice. There’s been talk of companies like Apple and Intel working on their own smartwatches lately, but today we turn our attention to an entity that has some solid experience in this field, with signs pointing to Sony possibly releasing a new smartwatch.

Sony released its LiveView watch back when it was still saddled-up with Ericsson, and we came away from the product a little less than impressed. Still, that was years ago, and we know that Sony smartphones have come a long way since then; will we be able to say the same for its smartwatches?

Sony’s been teasing the idea of a smartwatch on Twitter, and images like the one above should make it crystal clear that some kind of smartwatch announcement is pending. That MAE13 hashtag refers to this year’s Mobile Asia Expo, which is set to take place in Shanghai, China next week, from June 26 through June 28.

Unless we’re seriously off base here, we should have that news of Sony’s smartwatch announcement by this time next week.

Source: Sony (Twitter)
Via: Xperia Blog

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Stephen Schenck
Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bitsRead more about Stephen Schenck!