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Sony adds wearable, Xperia tablet, phones and accessories with NFC

Sony's SWR10 Smartband

Sony Mobile has launched a smart wristband, two new Xperia smartphones, an Xperia tablet and a range of accessories, all featuring NFC, at MWC 2014.

The SWR10 SmartBand is a waterproof wristband that is designed to be worn 24/7 and pairs with the user’s smartphone via NFC or Bluetooth.

“When a call, message or other notification comes in, the SmartBand will vibrate gently on your wrist to let you know,” Sony says. “It also has LED indicators that light up to show that the SmartBand is active. When you’re enjoying your music on the move you can play, pause and skip tracks using your SmartBand.

“When out of range (up to 10m) from the smartphone, a vibrating alert will prompt you to let you know. SmartBand will also measure your sleep cycle, to wake up you at the optimum time.”

The device also features a “Life Bookmark” key that, in combination with a new Lifelog Android app, enables users “to effortlessly capture life and entertainment — places visited, music listened to, games played, books read — and presents it a beautifully visual interface.”

The Xperia Z2 and Z2 Tablet are both waterproof Android devices and will ship worldwide from March 2014. The 4G LTE Xperia Z2 features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor and is, Sony says, its “best ever premium waterproof smartphone combining its best display, sound, camera and camcorder experience”. The Z2 Tablet features a 10.1-inch full HD display and is “the world’s slimmest and lightest waterproof tablet”.

Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet

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The Xperia M2, meanwhile, is a mid-range 4G LTE smartphone that features a 4.8-inch qHD display and a 1.2Ghz quad core Snapdragon 400 processor. The Android device is the slimmest 4G phone in its class, Sony says, and will launch globally from April 2014.

A number of smartphone and tablet accessories were also announced during the Sony Mobile press conference at Mobile World Congress, Pocket-lint reports, including a keyboard, a speaker that includes a magnetic charging dock, and a remote control that can be used to make phone calls.

• Find details of all current and upcoming NFC phones in our comprehensive NFC devices list.

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