Synaptic makes the Gadgetorama news for the second time this week, this time with its Onyx next-generation phone concept. Designed in partnership with industrial design studio Pilotfish. Onyx was designed to illustrate how Synaptics’ clear capacitive touch screen can be used for a mobile device. This technology will allow for such things as two finger input, proximity sensing, text entry and high resolution finger input. For example, a gesture could initiate a phone call or end one. It can also sense rough shapes held against it and turn those into an emoticon (kiss your phone and the recipient could get a picture of your lips).
While Synaptics expects to offer its capacitive ClearPad technology to OEMs by the end of the year, there are no plans to bring the Onyx to the market.
Source: Mobility Site