Viliv S5 officially announced, pricing details [MID/UMPC]

The Viliv will be launching the higher spec model of the S5-series for $649. The premium model that will be launching in US will come with:

  • standard Windows XP
  • 1GB RAM
  • Intel Atom Z520 processor clocked at 1.3GHz
  • 60GB HDD
  • 1024 x 600 resolution
  • GPS
  • Haptic feedback

It is a fairly decent UMPC for those who can live without keyboard. Personally, if I’m out to buy a MID/UMPC for myself, I would get one with keyboard as it makes the URL entry and document-editing so easy.

3G and WiMax versions are in the works.

Here is a video of it running iTunes. The screen seems to be very sensitive and the unit feels snappy too.

The Viliv S5 will be available in March 2009 for a price of $649.

Commentary: Price is acceptable for those who do not want to enter a lot of data. If you enter a lot of data, look for something else. Fujitsu U820 is a good choice for those who want to have a small device with built in keyboard

Note: Fujitsu U820 is available in Asia as Fujitsu U2010

[via umpcportal]

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