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IFA 2012 Exclusive: Telefunken Android PC dongle comes with dual core SoC, quad core GPU; another Rockchip RK3066 win?

Contractors are still at work on booths at IFA 2012 as doors open tomorrow, Friday, for the general public. We managed to catch a glimpse of a Telefunken device called Cotton Candy.

Telefunken is a popular brand in Germany and is now owned by the Turkish-based electronics giant Vestel, which is the biggest TV company in Europe and manufactures Finluxdirect, Isis and a host of other white-labelled brands we see in supermarkets.

Cotton Candy is a HDMI Dongle the size of a USB flash drive but unlike what we saw on eBay and on Chinese websites, this one comes with a dual core system-on-chip with a quad core GPU.

It is more than likely that the model being used is the Rockchip RK3066 which has been used in a few recently launched tablets.

The SoC is clocked at 1.2GHz and is likely to be Cortex-A9-based with a Mali400MP graphics subsystem which would probably make it as fast, if not faster than the iPhone 4GS.

Other features include a microSD card slot, Bluetooth, a USB 2.0 mini port, Wi-Fi and some flavour of Android, possibly 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.

We will try to find out tomorrow whether Telefunken will sell the dongle in the UK and if yes at what price.

Desire worked at ITProPortal right at the beginning and was instrumental in turning it into the leading publication we all know and love today. He then moved on to be the Editor of TechRadarPro - a position he still holds - and has recently been reunited with ITProPortal since Future Publishing's acquisition of Net Communities.