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Viliv S5 MID reviewed: swift, sleek and definitely tempting

Viliv S5 MID reviewed: swift, sleek and definitely tempting

We're unashamed of our Viliv S5 lusts here at SlashGear, and Pocketables' review of the 4.8-inch MID has done little to change our feelings.  Though we've already seen the S5 unboxed, demonstrated, dissected, hacked, repurposed as a PND and more, a full going-over is always welcome.  What the Viliv MID delivers are accurate battery estimates, decent 720p playback, reasonable performance and speedy internet surfing.

Video demo of browsing on the S5 after the cut

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Viliv S5 MID gets HSDPA hack

Viliv S5 MID gets HSDPA hack

Some HSDPA mods are straightforward: open the casing up of whatever gadget you've decided will get internal 3G, slot in a Mini-PCI card or maybe even squeeze in a USB modem, install the software and off you go.  Other times - like with the Viliv S5 MID - it's a whole lot more complicated.  Over at UMPC Fever, modder SKY is performing delicate electronic surgery inside his S5, soldering in a PCI-E slot in his attempts to get a WWAN-enabled MID.

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Viliv S5 MID gets Windows 7

Viliv S5 MID gets Windows 7

The Viliv S5 MID has already done enough to pique our curiosity and fidget for an official US and Europe release, but seeing Windows 7 running on the 4.8-inch touchscreen handheld has tempted us even more.  What you see here is a pre-release Viliv S5 Premium with the Traditional Chinese version of Windows 7, and the good news for would-be upgraders is that all of the drivers installed with nary a hiccup.

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Viliv S5 MID gets StreetDeck PND video demo

Viliv S5 MID gets StreetDeck PND video demo

Viliv are certainly going all-out to position their S5 MID as the do-all multipurpose device, and the latest role we see the 4.8-inch touchscreen marvel playing is PND.  StreetDeck have released a video showing the S5 running their in-car navigation and entertainment software, and it adds up to an impressive package.

Video demo after the cut

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Viliv S5 MID gets video unboxing, walkthrough

Viliv S5 MID gets video unboxing, walkthrough

After yesterday's Viliv S5 MID unboxing gallery, now comes the unboxing video together with a hands-on video.  The S5 is shaping up to be a very interesting device, with the portability and media functionality of a touchscreen PMP, but the flexibility of a MID.  Unlike some rivals, there's no shortage of ports, either; the S5 manages to fit in both a USB host and USB client port.

S5 video unboxing and hands-on video after the cut

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