In a bid to arrest the decline in profits, Sony is said to be planning on slashing its TV and mobile phone product line-up, and instead rely heavily on the PlayStation 4 and image sensor business. Additionally, it is also said to be working on unique products, one of which includes a watch made out of electronic paper, Bloomberg reports. Also Read - Sony PlayStation 5 games launching in Aug, Sept that we are excited to playAlso Read - Sony sold over 10 million PlayStation 5 units; now among the fastest selling game consoles
Citing sources familiar with the project, the watch in question will be made out of patented materials which will allow the watch s face as well as the wrist band to function as a display. It is said to be more of a style statement, rather than a smartwatch competing against the likes of Samsung and Apple s products. Sony anyway has launched two smartwatch of its own SmartWatch 2 and SmartWatch 3. Also Read - Sony PS5 to be restocked on July 26 in India
While not a lot is known about the watch, the sources say that CEO Kazuo Hirai has formed a division to fast-track such products, and the e-Paper watch could be unveiled as early as next year.
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While it is interesting to see Sony developing unique products, the Japanese company is known to sometimes get carried away. Remember the Digital Paper? Sony announced the 13.3-inch E Ink display, which it claimed would trigger paperless offices. It comes with stylus support, 4GB internal storage, microSD card slot, Wi-Fi connectivity, and the most ridiculous of all was the price tag $1,100 (approximately Rs 66,000).