This little device turns your iPhone into a mini laptop. Just in case you thought it was too small to fit in your pocket, I guess.
(Hat tip, Jose M Guardia.)
I have been waiting for something like this for YEARS. Don’t know if this is it, though – do the iPhones have the processing power to do real computing?
One of the gamer reviews estimated that the iPhone has the power of a PSP and a Nintendo DS combined. Is that enough for real computing?
If it has some form of terminal services client software on it, then the answer is yes. If it does, then this machine can act as a ‘thin client’ where you would then connect to a windows desktop hosted on amazon EC2 or microsofts new hosting cloud.
You will hear more about this later this week from a certain Mr. Ballmer at PDC.
I just picked up a book on open source programming for the iPhone. I haven’t had a chance to dig in with any depth, but from the looks of it, once you hack the phone, you’re able to install many BSD tools. I would imagine a TS client would be one of them.
That would be cool, varifrank. Hopefully someone is writing the terminal services package right now. TeenyVNC or something
Those little game boxes have pretty decent power, though, so if it’s at the level Steven describes it should be able to do light tasks natively. That really depends on how much OS bloat there is, and I have absolutely no idea there.
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