Synosphere is currently developing the Blue Dock, a docking station to allow a handheld to function as a desktop computer.
Once a handheld has been placed in the Blue Dock, the user will be able to create, modify, and edit data on a full sized monitor using a full size keyboard and mouse. Users will have access to email, the Web, and network resources — including file servers, printers, and other shared workstations.
The dock includes two PS2 ports, an SVGA port, and an Ethernet port. Additional data Storage is provided through an SD card slot.
The Blue Dock is still in development, though Synosphere was demonstrating a working prototype at the Consumer Electronics Show earlier this month. The company expects to have it on the market during the fourth quarter of this year for about $250.
More information is available on the Synosphere web site.
Synosphere has recently been acquired by iBIZ Technology Corp., which makes a number of handheld peripherals.