*** My Expectation of the iPhone SHOULD BE ****


macrumors 603
Original poster
May 30, 2002
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Ok guys...

Synaptics Onyx:Live Demo's on Video
axxxr said:
Synaptics Onyx:Live Demo's on Video
6 October 2006 by axxxr

If you rewind your mental clocks back you may remember the Onyx Concept phone,well now here are a few live videos of the actual handset in action.

The phone uses Synaptics’ ClearPad, an optically clear, capacitive touch screen solution, to create a fully adaptive user interface (UI).The ClearPad input system eliminates the traditional mechanical keys found on phones today and dramatically adapts to present the information and controls a user needs at any given moment.

More intelligent than conventional touch screens, the ClearPad accurately recognizes not only points and taps, but also shapes, complex gestures, and proximity to the user’s finger or cheek.This creates new possibilities such as assigning functions to two-finger taps, closing tasks by swiping an “X" over them, sending messages by swiping them off the screen, or answering a phone by holding it up to your cheek.The prototype phone uses a dynamic UI, where applications are layered and opened simultaneously,allowing a seamless flow of information between applications.

SlashGear was lucky enough to visit Synaptics and get a live demonstration of the 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,they filmed some exclusive footage of the prototype in action.Video's can be viewed:HERE HERE HERE www.synaptics.com source:slashgear



macrumors regular
Jun 23, 2006
Jonesboro, Arkansas USA
As if. Looks nothing like what I'd want an iPhone to look like. It's not wide enough, and the screen's not big enough. I'd appreciate the touch screen though.

But who knows? It could be the exact look of an iPhone!