Sony is reportedly planning a smartwatch with a wrap-around e-paper screen next year, as part of an experimental program to create more innovative products.
According to Bloomberg, the entire surface of the watch will be covered in electronic paper, using a patented material. This could allow users to change the appearance of both the band and the watch face, and display information on different parts of the band. While there’s no word on what features the watch will include, the emphasis will reportedly be on form over function.
The watch may be part of a larger effort by Sony to find sparks of creativity within its walls. As Bloomberg points out, Sony CEO Kazuo Hirai created a new “business creation” division earlier this year, aimed at funding and fast-tracking fresh ideas from Sony engineers. The program has several components, including one in which Sony employees can pitch their ideas to…
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