The Wandboard is a tiny computer or developer board with an ARM-based processor, a wide selection of ports for connecting peripherals, and support for both Google Android and Ubuntu Linux.
That’s a little more expensive than the $69 starting price we were promised last year, but it’s still not a lot of money for a developer board that can run Ubuntu Linux. Part of the reason for the price is likely because there are no US distributors at the moment — if you’re ordering from a country that doesn’t have a distributor, you’ll have to get one from a European distributor.
Update: Wandboard suggests it could have a US distributor within the next few weeks.
There are two versions of the Wandboard. The Wandboard solo has an i.MX6 single core processor, 512MB of RAM and lacks built-in WiFi capabilities.
You can also opt for the Wandboard DualLite ($100) which features a dual-core CPU, WiFi, Bluetooth, and 1GB of RAM.
Both models have HDMI, microSD, and audio ports, USB and Ethernet ports, and developer-friendly features including GPIO pins and an EDM connector.
The Wandboard doesn’t include any on-board storage. Instead, you can use one of two microSD card slots to bring your own storage. The company offers a few disk images for download, including a preview of Android Jellybean, a command line-only Linux build and a preview version of Ubuntu Linux for the Wandboard.