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

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



1. darac

Posts: 2156; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Steve Jobs would love this.

2. tigermcm

Posts: 861; Member since: Sep 02, 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

3. arcq12

Posts: 733; Member since: Oct 13, 2011

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

4. RamyRamz69

Posts: 390; Member since: Dec 12, 2011

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

6. shafboy

Posts: 179; Member since: Sep 26, 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

5. Robert235

Posts: 70; Member since: May 30, 2010

im going buy a yellow dot stick and place on everything

7. jdclegendre

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 16, 2011

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

8. joey18

Posts: 673; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

this fake stupid people

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