Sony Hints At New SmartWatch For Mobile Asia Expo Next Week


Sony looks set to deliver its next-generation SmartWatch at the Mobile Asia Expo in Shanghai next week after the Japanese company sent out a series of cryptic tweets all about watches. “One in three smartphone users want smart wrist wear,” the first read, accompanied by an #itstime hashtag.

It followed that up with a picture of the original SmartWatch and the message “tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock.” The company was also keen to point out that it launched the world’s first “smart” watch in 2007, and that its been in wearable tech since the Walkman.

If those weren’t hints at a new SmartWatch, I don’t know what is. What the new device might deliver is a mystery at this point, though, because this is the first we’ve heard of it.

Sony is also expected to announce a new 6.4-inch Xperia ZU “phablet” at MAE, equipped with a 2.2GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage. Other features include an 8-megapixel rear-facing Exmor RS camera, and a 1.3-megapixel Exmor R camera up-front.