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Kris Kumar
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 10:45 pm    Post subject: Move Over Apple, Synaptics Shows Touch Screen Phone Reply with quote

http://news.com.com/1606-12994_3-61...-0-20&subj=news

"At CES 2007 in Las Vegas, ZDNet Executive Editor David Berlind speaks to Synaptics' Sr. Director Mariel van Tatenhove about the company's innovative touch screen concept phone."



Wow, it didn't take long. Shocked While Steve Jobs was getting all the attention and media-hype for the iPhone, Synaptics was quietly demoing the Onyx concept phone at the CES. The CNET video shows how the new touch screen technology can improve the user experience. I wonder if this is the same technology that is in use on the Apple iPhone? Regardless, it looks like the touch screens are going to be back in style because of the new stylus, our fingers. I think I will have to review my anti-touch-screen stance. Wink
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just the thought of all that smudging drives me insane. now i know how jerry feels about media buttons Sad
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2007 11:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rocco Augusto wrote:
just the thought of all that smudging drives me insane. now i know how jerry feels about media buttons Sad


Interestingly, this touch screen can recognize when it is being held against the cheek, and it can be used to turn the screen off. It can even recognize a kiss on the touch screen. Shocked

Read about it over here.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Now THAT's beautiful Wink Even better than the iPhone.

The only thing is that it would probably have a propietary OS since I don't see MacOS or WinXP/PPC/Smartphone doing that...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 4:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kris Kumar wrote:
Rocco Augusto wrote:
just the thought of all that smudging drives me insane. now i know how jerry feels about media buttons Sad


Interestingly, this touch screen can recognize when it is being held against the cheek, and it can be used to turn the screen off. It can even recognize a kiss on the touch screen. Shocked

Read about it over here.


You really shouldn't be kissing your phone...
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 7:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Given our infatuation and affection for the gadgets I wonder why we aren't kissing our gadgets. Confused Laughing

For the folks who haven't read the details on the Onyx, the touch screen can recognize the kiss and transmit it as an emoticon. Since there is no plastic keypad (I love the term plastic keypad, thanks to Mr. Jobs), typing out the four letters k-i-s-s can be a brutal experience but the touch pattern recognition can recognize the kiss and translate that to words or emoticon.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Kissing...I've been to second base with my phone. Wondering if I should go all the way...since I know I'll be getting a new phone soon.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 12:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aiy Yi Yi! Laughing Let's keep this conversation PG-13.
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 13, 2007 6:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

encece wrote:
Kissing...I've been to second base with my phone. Wondering if I should go all the way...since I know I'll be getting a new phone soon.


dont do that, the last thing you need are little smartbabies crawling around! Laughing
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