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BluOnyx Mobile Content Server

BluOnyx Mobile Content Server

On a day where many were expecting Apple's long-awaited cellphone to launch (don't think we've finished with you yet, Brian Lam!) there is in fact a far more interesting product breaking cover.  Agere Systems, primarily known as a semiconductor specialist, launched their BluOnyx Mobile Content Server; SlashGear sat down with them for a pre-CES'07 briefing.

To over-simplify, BluOnyx is a highly compact, portable hard-drive with initial capacities that start from 1GB and max out at 40GB.  At approximately 85mm by 54mm it's the same size as a credit card, and it ranges from 6mm to 15mm in thickness depending on its internal storage.  What makes it special is its connectivity and the sharing software Agere have developed.  BluOnyx v.1 will have Bluetooth as well as USB and SD options, while v.2 is expected to add WiFi to the mix.  Link up wirelessly from your cellphone and, once you've paired, BluOnyx's menu can be browsed remotely as can its stored content.

Synaptics Onyx Concept: Live Demo Captured on Video!

Synaptics Onyx Concept: Live Demo Captured on Video!

Twiddling your memory knobs back to August this year you might remember SlashGear's coverage of the Onyx concept phone, designed and crafted by bespoke hardware and interface designers Synaptics and Pilotfish. With no physical controls such as the keypad, joystick or scroll wheels found on traditional phones, Onyx instead relies on a system of touch, proximity and gesture.

Built around a high-resolution LCD screen and Synaptics' ClearPad touchscreen technology, a transparent touch-sensitive capacitive sensor, Onyx can discriminate between one and two finger use and can even tell when it is being held against a cheek. This opens up whole new avenues of interface design: pop-up onscreen scrollwheels for volume and moving through contact and media lists, "flicking away" text messages to send them, dragging photos and files from screen to screen.

SlashGear has been lucky enough to visit Synaptics and get a live demonstration of Onyx, from none other than their Human Interface Architect, John M. Feland. Under the ever watchful eye of Clark Foy, the company's marketing VP, we filmed some exclusive footage of the prototype in action. The ethos of Onyx is "All About Fun", about using technology in a humanistic way; hopefully you'll have fun looking at what might just be the phone of the future.

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Apple Hand-Held Patent leans further towards Onyx

Apple Hand-Held Patent leans further towards Onyx

If you can stomach reading something a little more in-depth than the usual ephemeral internet dross, and you're interested (is there anybody who isn't?) in the prospect of an Apple-made cellphone, it's worth taking a look at Neo's summary of recent Apple touchscreen-related patents over at MacNN.com. 

Regular SlashGear readers might find most interesting the similarities between some of Apple's patents and the promised functionality of the Onyx concept phone.  Okay, so "Touchscreen" and "Multi-functionality" could apply to any old Treo or Windows Mobile PDA-phone, but when they throw in "differentiating between light and hard touches", "motion activated input device" and "3-D spatial gestures" they're obviously talking about a pretty unique hand-held. 

Onyx, Coral Pink DS Lites Announced

Onyx, Coral Pink DS Lites Announced

If you're an early Nintendo DS Lite adopter, like me, this announcement is probably going to make you very, very angry. Nintendo has announced that, starting September 13th, the DS Lite will be available to US buyers in both black (hereby known as "Onyx") and pink (referred to as "Coral Pink") in addition to the already-available Polar White DS Lite. So, now your DS Lite can look as good (if not better) than your PlayStation Portable AND have a better game library to boot.

Lenovo A7000 hands-on: bringing Dolby ATMOS to mobile

Lenovo A7000 hands-on: bringing Dolby ATMOS to mobile

Lenovo has introduced one of its new smartphones, the A7000. It joins the maker's other wares being shown off at Mobile World Congress, and we recently went hands-on with the device, getting all the details ahead of its launch later this month. The A7000 will feel familiar to those who have used other Lenovo smartphones, resembling some of its other mid-tier handsets while still offering features that make it distinctly its own. Read our full hands-on to find out more!

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Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony to unveil new Xperia Z4 tablet at MWC 2015

Sony just teased their Xperia Z4 tablet ahead of the Mobile World Conference 2015 on March 2nd. Sony posted this new photo of the ultra slim device to their Google+ account. The other day we clued you in on Sony's accidental leak of the new Xperia Z4 on their Xperia Lounge app. We surmised that this was ahead of a big announcement at the Mobile World Conference 2015. It looks like we were on track because Sony tagged their latest photo post to Google+ with #SonyMWC.

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Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

Sony Xperia E4g revealed in black and white

This week Sony has revealed their newest Xperia smartphone - and it's not a Z4. This device will be aimed at markets where low-price smartphones are taking over. Preparing to take this market with a smartphone that both looks and acts the part of a high-end smartphone, Sony is releasing the Sony Xperia E4g this April. There will be a single-SIM version and a dual-SIM version available this Spring in several regions throughout the world - except in the United States, of course.

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Sony’s Xperia E4 available for UK pre-orders

Sony’s Xperia E4 available for UK pre-orders

When it was announced, Sony’s Xperia E4 wasn’t quite what we were expecting from Sony. After announcing they’d be dedicating themselves to flagship offerings, a decidedly mid-range phone was a shock to the system. Still, the E4 will find favor with many smartphone users, and the low price point might have Sony’s latest in more hands than their flagship Xperia devices. With big promises like two-day battery life and a pretty respectable spec sheet, UK fans can now pre-order an Xperia E4 via Clove.

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Sony’s impressive earnings still sour for mobile division

Sony’s impressive earnings still sour for mobile division

Sony’s latest earnings report wasn’t bad news, as you might have expected. In fact, it was their best earnings announcement in quite some time, even with the crippling hack, which cost them $15 million. Across the board, Sony was up, and shipped more Xperia smartphones than they ever have, and moved a lot of PlayStation 4s. Sony also experienced growth in sales of sensors. Still, Sony is primed to lay off several thousand by the end the financial year, which closes in March.

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Sony may not have the Xperia Z4 ready for MWC 2015

Sony may not have the Xperia Z4 ready for MWC 2015

With all the CES hype earlier this month, one company did a great job at quietly wowing us. Sony brought forth some great new imaging devices, as well as a grown-up version of their Smartwatch. SmartEyeglass might be the consumer heads-up wearable we actually want, too. We dismissed mobile from them at CES, as we — along with just about everyone else — assumed MWC this March would give us new Sony mobile devices to fawn over. A new rumor suggests we’ll now have to wait much longer than March to see anything new form Sony mobile.

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