Point of View has introduced the HDMI SmartTV dongle. Ths dongle allows every television with an HDMI input to be transformed into a "Smart TV". It is best compared to a tablet, with the television functioning as monitor. The SmartTV dongle features a Rockchip RK3066 dual-core Cortex A9 SoC with a 1.6 GHz clock frequency and matching Mali 400MP GPU. 1 GB of DDR3 memory and 4 GB of storage capacity is present. The latter is expandable through a micro-SD card slot.
The SmartTV is based on the Android 4.1 operating system, and provides users with a browser and all Google Play Apps on their television. The dongle has an integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi antenna to allow a wireless connection to be established. To control the dongle, a small wireless keyboard is bundled, including trackpad. Both the dongle and keyboard can be recharged through USB.
Point of View's HDMI SmartTV dongle has a recommended price of €99 (£80) and will be released next week.