Last year NextDock ran a very successful crowdfunding campaign for a smartphone accessory which would let you use your handset on the big screen. The device was a good fit for Continuum for Phones, and despite some pretty minor delays was eventually shipped out to all backers.
Now the company is back with the next generation of their device, and this time it will be powered by Intel’s Compute Card.
The Intel Compute Card is a fully self-contained PC that packs a CPU and GPU with RAM, storage, and wireless connectivity and is only slightly longer than a credit card (95mm X 55mm X 5mm). As one of Intel’s initial regional partners, the new NexDock will be the first docking unit that supports the Intel Compute Cards in 2-in-1 laptop form.
You can read more about the Compute Card, which Intel announced, at CES, here.
The PC will fit in a slot inside the shell, but Windows 10 Mobile fans need not fear, as the device will continue to support the OS and Continuum for Phones, this time via USB-C and with a proper HD display.
The new dock is being built from the ground up by new electronic, design and mechanical engineers to come up with a high quality, retail level product on par with big players in the market.
The new dock is expected around mid-2017, around the same time as Intel’s Compute Card is expected to drop.