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Sony's "four-screen" platform teased, to be called Dot Switch?

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When talking about the buyout of Ericsson's part in the Sony Ericsson joint venture, CEO Sir Howard Stinger mentioned that a big part in that decision played something he called the "four-screen" concept.

Sony's idea to make its TVs, computers, tablets and smartphones interact with each other seamlessly has been five years in the making, he clarified in November last year, and the presence of another company in its smartphone unit, by which it had to run decisions, was only hampering progress.

Well, now that Sony Ericsson is Sony Mobile Communications, nothing is stopping the dream from being fulfilled. Sony outed a video which shows how things will eventually work across the board. If you are wondering what is this bright yellow dot displayed by every device in the clip - apparently the technology might be called Dot Switch, and will be presented on February 21, if the teaser holds water.

When announcing the Sony xperia ion for AT&T at CES, Sony said in the press release that it will allow "effortless sharing of content with easy connectivity across multiple screens within the world of Sony", so that could be the Dot Switch thingy.

source: Sony via Engadget


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posted on 17 Jan 2012, 04:45

1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)


Steve Jobs would love this.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 04:56

2. tigermcm (Posts: 716; Member since: 02 Sep 2009)


Um isnt this what Microsoft is doing? So is MS going to file a patent lawsuit or go the route they are with Android

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:11 1

3. arcq12 (Posts: 733; Member since: 13 Oct 2011)


Sony won't do this if it's not backed up with their own patents..

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 06:28 3

4. RamyRamz69 (Posts: 390; Member since: 12 Dec 2011)


iPhone owners, I guess it's the time to switch. Yes, Apple isn't as innovative and creative as Sony.

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 12:13

6. shafboy (Posts: 179; Member since: 26 Sep 2010)


Apple isnt creative at all, they just set the norm. iPhones are so simple and there is nothing different about them AT ALL. It's just basic, and normal.

Windows Phone owner speaking btw

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 10:28

5. Robert235 (Posts: 50; Member since: 30 May 2010)


im going buy a yellow dot stick and place on everything

posted on 17 Jan 2012, 13:27

7. jdclegendre (Posts: 2; Member since: 16 Dec 2011)


i hope the xperia S will have this technology!!!

posted on 18 Jan 2012, 20:13

8. joey18 (Posts: 518; Member since: 20 Jul 2010)


this fake stupid people

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