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Sony’s New SmartWatch to Feature NFC, Bigger Screen

by Jacob Kleinman | June 24, 2013June 24, 2013 2:30 pm PDT


Sony is expected to unveil its new SmartWatch on June 26 at the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 in Shanghai, and the upgraded device will be equipped with NFC technology, an unnamed source told CNET.

The second-generation SmartWatch from Sony is also expected to feature a larger screen than the current device’s 1.3-inch 128 x 128-pixel OLED display, according to the source, who reportedly has a solid track-record in regards to past leaks. The Android-powered device will also allegedly be somewhat water-resistant and feature a three-icon layout.

Sony has been teasing its new SmartWatch on Twitter recently, using the not-so-subtle hashtag #itstime. The Japanese company seems determined to compete in the wearable technology market, though it will face serious competition from the Pebble smart watch and could be in real trouble if Apple releases its rumored iWatch. If Sony wants to see any success this time around, the new device will need to be a serious improvement over the original SmartWatch, which was plagued by a low-resolution screen, a cheap-looking design and a weak battery.


Jacob Kleinman

Jacob Kleinman has been working as a journalist online and in print since he arrived at Wesleyan University in 2007. After graduating, he took a...