Sony may unveil new smartwatch next week

Recent tweets from Sony hint at a new version of its smartwatch on tap for next week's Mobile Asia Expo.

Sony could launch a new version of its current smartwatch.
Sony could launch a new version of its current smartwatch. Sarah Tew/CNET

Sony seems to be timing the launch of a new smartwatch for next week.

A series of tweets posted by the company's Xperia account have laid a trail of breadcrumbs pointing to the possible debut of a new watch at the Mobile Asia Expo 2013 trade show, which runs from June 26 to 28.

The latest tweet, posted Friday, offers the most obvious clue, saying "Tick-tock, tick-tock, tick-tock" and displaying a photo of Sony's current smartwatch , which launched in April 2012.

A previous tweet posted an image of a survey claiming that one-third of smartphone owners want a smartwatch. Another tweet touted that Sony launched the first "smart" watch in 2007. And still another said: "Wearable tech is in our DNA. Remember WALKMAN, now...?"

All of the tweets carry hashtags of #itstime and #MAE13 (which stands for Mobile Asia Expo 2013).

The smartphone arena has gotten more crowded since Sony entered the race last year . The company may be looking to outrival its rivals with an all-new watch springing up a host of new features.

(Via Xperia Blog)
 

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