Think of powerful portable cellphones and tablets are the future of mobile computing?, how about a small usb-stick sized computing powerhouse with dual-core 1.2-GHz CPU, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI-out and a microSD card slot having more than enough juice to directly boot into a full-fledged desktop operating system. Codenamed “Cotton Candy” this compact computing powerhouse is already a reality.
Developed by an Norwegian company “FXI Technologies” weighing only 21 grams the tiny PC enables “Any Screen Computing” – the device lets users attach the stick to any HDMI compatible screen and boot into an desktop operating system (currently demoed using preloaded Android 2.3 but specs shows it should support other OS’s soon) and let them enjoy full computing including multimedia, computing, phone etc. The device can output up to 1080p so even a full HD screen can display the Candy’s preloaded Android 2.3 operating system at its native resolution. The dual core CPU is powerful enough to play local 1080p video or stream HD clips from the Web.