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Sony's MWC press conference

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  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:32:03 AM
    Music coming down, here we go! Leading off with a loud, loud video of some soccer action.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:32:05 AM
    Sorry, football.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:32:27 AM
    A little promo for the World Cup, that was.
  • OK 2/24/2014 7:32:29 AM
    oh the suspense
  • A patient fan 2/24/2014 7:32:35 AM
    "No stream and no beer makes homer go something something!"
  • Mark (Sony Emp) 2/24/2014 7:32:44 AM
    New 4K lineup tvs its on the site
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:33:17 AM
    Kunimasa Suzuki, President and CEO of Sony Mobile, is now on stage!
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:33:26 AM
    "Good morning, everyone. It is always my pleasure to be here in Barcelona."
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:33:36 AM
    "Thank you for joining us so early in the morning." You're welcome!
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:33:50 AM
    "Last year in Barcelona, I promised 2013 would be a breakthrough year for Sony Mobile. I think we did it, and I hope you agree."
  • Minh Trí Phan 2/24/2014 7:34:06 AM
    Xperia Z2! I love u!
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:34:16 AM
    "In the past 12 months, we launched award-winning premium products like Xperia Z, Xperia Tablet Z, Xperia Z Ultra, and most recently, Xperia Z1 and Z1 Compact."
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:34:27 AM
    "Truly, the best of Sony."
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:34:43 AM
    "This year, for Sony Mobile, 2014 will be bigger, better, and bolder in every way. Even in today's short presentation I hope you start to see what I mean."
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:35:03 AM
    First, we're going to get a business update on the Sony SmartWear Experience, and "exciting new smartphone and tablet experiences"
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:35:11 AM
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:35:20 AM
    Talking wearables first, a "unique combination of wearables, experienced smartphones, and the LifeLog applications."
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:35:44 AM
  • Grief Indoor 2/24/2014 7:35:48 AM
    can't believe stayed up this late just for sony's mwc show. #sonyfanboy
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:36:10 AM
    We're talking about the SmartBand now, which was announced at CES. It's waterproof (IP58), it tracks your activity and sleep, and it works as a music remote control as well. It's available in March.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:36:21 AM
    "More colors will be coming over the months ahead."
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:36:39 AM
    There's a bunch of colors on-screen, including a model in Brazilian colors to celebrate the World Cup.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:36:55 AM
    He's showing off some optional straps, too, with snazzy designs.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:37:24 AM
    He's talking about the Lifelog app, now.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:37:35 AM
    Which helps to aggregate all the information from the wearable. We're getting a demonstration now.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:38:15 AM
    "Some days are more special than others," and we're getting a look at the presenter's birthday.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:38:34 AM
    (We're having some photo issues, folks, apologies. More pics coming soon.)
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:39:22 AM
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:39:27 AM
    It pulls together all the photos taken that day, including photos of birthday gifts. It shows the places she went to, including a drive to Denmark. She went to the Lego Exhibition, so it's pulling all the photos from that together, too.
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:39:38 AM
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:39:45 AM
    This is interesting, like a digital, automatic journal that's compiled of all your activities.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:39:58 AM
    Naturally, it also tracks steps taken, calories burned, etc. etc.
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:40:27 AM
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:41:06 AM
    An interesting approach at bringing everything together!
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:41:22 AM
    "Now you see our smartwear experience goes far beyond health and fitness." says Suzuki.
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:42:04 AM
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:42:04 AM
    "Up to yesterday we had three cases for demonstration, and as you see we decided to pick up Yana's case." There were two others, including Mr. Suzuki and a Spanish football player, too. They were "dropped" sadly for being too boring.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:42:18 AM
    Suzuki says that during the week he works and sleeps. On weekends he adds drinking and golf into the mix.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:42:37 AM
    "Soccer players are playing, eating, sleeping," which apparently is also a bit boring. Thankfully Yana has more of a life.
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:42:49 AM
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:43:02 AM
    "To do more in this domain, we have to commit ourselves to building out an open source solution. We are engaging with software developers and we soon make the SDK available."
  • Andrew Hoyle 2/24/2014 7:43:03 AM
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:43:27 AM
    He's showing a concept lifelog camera. You could wear it on your wrist or around your neck.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:43:39 AM
    It would automatically take photos through the day and automatically add photos to your lifelog.
  • Tim Stevens 2/24/2014 7:43:45 AM
    "Now, let's talk about smartphones."
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