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.