Same shit new wrapping?
Is this fantastic new thing the same which has been sold from China on Ebay without the Dell branding for the last few years?
Dell's Project Ophelia PC-on-a-stick will finally come to fruition “before Christmas”, staff of the newly-privatised entity told The Reg at the Dell Enterprise Forum in Melbourne today. Now known as “Wyse Cloud Connect”, Project Ophelia debuted back in January at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. By May rumours …
They are obviously relying on most of their corporate-purchase customers not being aware of DealXtreme!
(To be fair, stuff shipped from the far North* generally doesn't come with the sort of support contracts that Dell Corporate offers).
* far East? That's New Zealand isn't it?
This writer did a lousy job of explaining what Michael Dell..... one of the most successful StartUp entrepreneurs in the World... is doing after buying Wyse. Michael Dell didn't buy back his company to go play tiddly winks or Angry Birds on Android sticks! lol..... the dude has a plan with Wyse. Where he can basically put a crimp on every computing device makers sales and profits for $100 a pop. But still in time make even more money off enterprise and any other customer's monthly secure tunnel network fees and Apps sold in all their stores.
Chrome OS will be it's first victim, followed by Apple's iOS... OS X and Microsoft's Windows 8 virtualized like Chrome OS and running off Dell's cloud. Amazon thinks running it's thin client OS will disrupt the Enterprise World Market running off it's own Cloud. But.... they don't have Wyse Thin Client in an App Technology like Michael Dell does either!!! ;-P
This writer seems to have equated these Dell Ophelia Thin Client devices (that can be carried about easier than any laptop or PC for enterprise users) are mere toys or another of 1000's of Apps available on all these stores and markets. But.... in reality it comes with ARM's trust zone security built into each ARM chip. That can basically block outside access by running all computation through a private secure hypertunneled network VPN!!! :DDD ......it's like Blackberry's BES and Samsung's Knot on Steroids... all rolled into a Secure Private Network of Enterprise or Government Thin Clients. That are capable of running Windows 8 and even Apple's OS X on any monitor or TV with an HDMI port! ...not to mention Wyse App on every ARM powered mobile device being sold today!
And as if that wasn't enough..... Dell is busy designing virtual keyboards and mice to go in an "all in one" package, that can fit in your pocket. Rumors are that one of his concepts will bring holographic keyboards/mice/touchpads with gesture based interactive use, like Microsoft's Kinect... only better. Which Apple just bought that company, that was behind Kinect's gesture recognition. But..... no doubt Apple was too late in buying them off the market and bought the wrong company, like they did Authentec for fingerprints. Synaptic bought Validity Cheap and they have far better technology that won't be hacked in a couple of days. But.. yeah good old Michael Dell found another company with even greater accuracy to make it possible to type on a projected or thin printed plastic passive sheet keyboard. That you can simply roll up and stuff in your pocket or the tiny combo camera projector along with your thumb drive sized Dell Android Stick!
This latest idea even beats Leap by a long shot!!! .....next step? Holographic Peripherals projected off the screen of your smartphone, or tablet PC. They are becoming a reality and you could take these devices in your pocket along with your Dell Android Stick! .....but no doubt we'll be seeing similar all in one stick devices from HP and others as well but they won't be running Wyse over a Secure Hypertunneled Network either!
Looks like it uses Mobile High-Definition Link (MHL) when using a single cable - http://www.mhltech.org/. There's a fairly large list of displays/TVs that already support the spec (not sure the version, but MHL 2 provides up to 900mA). There are adaptors available for HDMI, but presumably you'd need to use them with a USB power source too.
What are the ways to control one of these, aside from a keyboard/mouse? Is it controllable via a VNC app that could be installed on a Android or iOS device? Or maybe it has some sort of internal web server?
The Google device's being only for mirroring makes it useless for my needs, but one of these, or their many no-name Chinese friends, which are effectively standalone computers may be just the ticket.
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