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Monday, August 21, 2006

A Quantum Leap for Cell Phones: A No-Button Hand Set

SlashGear has an article about a new prototype of a cell phone that can do anything that other cell phones do, but without any buttons. How cool is that?

From the article:

To call the Onyx touchscreen-based is to do it a disservice; in fact, it uses Synaptics innovative ClearPad technology, the first transparent touch-sensitive capacitive sensor. ClearPad is capable of recognizing not only points and taps but also shapes and complex movements, together with multi-point input. At 0.5mm thick, the sensor layer can recognize touch and gestures through up to 1.6mm of plastic, making it far more durable and optically clear than traditional multi-layer touchscreens. And above and beyond those touchscreens it can recognize one or two finger contact, a finger used on its side, or even different body parts; a phone call to Onyx can be answered by simply holding it to your cheek, messages sent by swiping them off the screen with the whole finger.

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  • This reminds me of the touch-screen navigation they're now using for some digital cameras (like the Sony DSCN1). This is innovating, but seems like fingerprints on the display will be a problem!

    By Anonymous Mila, at 5:50 PM  

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