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Sony's New SmartWatch Hits Web, Retailers

Sony's New SmartWatch Hits Web, Retailers
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This week Sony unveiled the SmartWatch, the first of its new line of products that promise to bring extend the capabilities of smartphones. The unit includes standard wristwatch features but adds web-enabled features like email, text messaging and social networking.

Running on Google's Android system, SmartWatch can be expanded with selection of purpose built apps that are currently available in Google's Play store. The unit sells for $150 (with swappable wrist bands going for $20) and hit Sony stores and their webstore on Thursday, April 12.

In addition to it's web-based features SmartWatch also doubles as a Bluetooth hub, routing calls from a mobile phone to Bluetooth headset with the touch of a button. The unit is just the latest in the expanding advanced watch marketplace, which already includes products Motorola's Motoactv, Apple's iPod Nano, and products from Pebble.

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by RTT Staff Writer

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