Currently going by the name ‘Project Ophelia’, this little device is similar in design to a USB stick but features so much more. It is made to be plugged into something, such as a monitor or television, and support touch screen and 1080p displays. The ideal connection is through a Mobile High Definition Link (MHL) enabled interface to a monitor.
It is also Wi-Fi enabled, has two USB ports for a mouse and keyboard, and Bluetooth capability. The ARM system-on-a-chip powering the computer has an undisclosed vendor at this time.
‘Project Ophelia’ will run Android OS Jelly Bean, feature 8GB of memory (to support applications, music, video, etc), and a microSD slot up to 32GB of storage. The device will be loaded with Dell’s PocketCloud, which provides remote desktop access.
“The use cases [for the device] are incredibly broad,” said Jeff McNaught, executive director of marketing and chief strategy officer for Dell Cloud Client Computing. McNaught sees it more of a device for working in a cloud-enabled environment, saying “A personal cloud is made up of devices that you already own.”
Dell’s ‘Project Ophelia’ will reportedly cost less than $100 when it releases in mid-year 2013.