Just a couple of days ago, the extras department over at Sony Ericsson announced a brand new device which in a couple of words can only be described as an Android accessory!

What this device essentially is, is a over engineered remote control for your phone, but not in a bad way (I don’t say that often!), I actually think Sony Ericsson have thought this through have have done it right!

With this device you can do a number of things including:

  • Music Track title display and player control – Play, pause, next, previous track and volume adjustment
  • Social Networking Services – Facebook™ and Twitter™ updates
  • Incoming texts
  • RSS feeds
  • Phone number for incoming calls, mute ringer and view list of missed calls.
  • Calendar reminders
  • Find your phone
  • Time and date

Don’t forget, this is just the start as this device has been designed to work with 3rd party apps from the Android Market which support the device, so it doesn’t matter is you don’t have a Sony Ericsson or not, as long as the device has Android 2.0 or above.

The device has 2 hardware buttons for power and select and 4 way navigation via 4 touch sensors around the edges of the screen, just note that the screen its self is not touch sensitive but for a 1.3″ (128×128 pixels) screen, making it touch screen would just add unnecessary cost to the device.

On that note, we have not been told what it will cost just yet, but it is to be expected in Q4 of 2010, so just in time to Christmas hopefully!

Ah, and how can I forget, if you are wondering, where you can put this device, well you get a few options out of the box, either clip it to your clothing, or what I would personally prefer, slot it into the wrist strap so when you are not using it to play arund with your phone, you can just use it as a watch!

What you get:

  • Sony Ericsson LiveView™
  • Clip
  • Wristband
  • MicroUSB charger
  • User guide

Check out the full release video below:

Sources: Sony Ericsson News, Sony Ericsson Blog