IDF 2009

Hanvon Windows 7 multitouch slate spied [Video]

Is there room in your cold, dark heart for a basic multitouch slate running Windows 7?  Hanvon sure hopes so, with the Chinese manufacturer showing off just such a prototype at the IDF 2009 expo last week.  GottaBeMobile's Xavier was on hand to have a brief play, and he reckons the 8.9-inch Atom-based slate feels pretty good.

Phoenix demo ultra-speedy Windows 7 boot [Video]

Phoenix demo ultra-speedy Windows 7 boot [Video]

IDF isn't just an opportunity for Intel to show off their advancements: it's also a chance for their partners to flaunt what they've been working on.  In Phoenix's case, they've delivered something most Windows users would like to see, in the shape of vastly optimized boot-up procedures for Windows 7.

Video demos after the cut

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Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel Moorestown Moblin v2.1 MID gets hands-on demo [Video]

Intel have rolled out plenty of mockups, conceptual art, non-functional prototypes and fancy slides over the past few months to show us what Moblin running on a Moorsetown-based MID might look like, but we've had to wait until IDF this past week to get a decent sighting of the platform in action.  MID Moves sat down with an Inventec prototype running Moblin 2.1; you can see their hands-on video after the cut.

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Viliv S10 touchscreen Windows 7 netbook: 10hrs runtime

Viliv S10 touchscreen Windows 7 netbook: 10hrs runtime

Viliv are best known for their MIDs and UMPCs, but the Korean company have decided to branch out into more mainstream ultraportables.  The Viliv S10 has made its debut at IDF this week, and offers a 10-inch 1,366 x 768 resistive convertible touchscreen, Intel's Atom 1.33GHz or 2.0GHz processors, and Windows 7 Home Premium.

Update: More photos from MID Moves now added.

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Intel Moblin v2.1 mobile UI gets video demo at IDF

Intel have been demonstrating their latest work on Moblin, the open-source OS they've been so instrumental in developing, including v2.1 of the user interface for handhelds and mobile devices.  MID Moves were on hand to grab all the details, including a video demo of "MyZone", Intel's pulling together of calendar, news, social media and more.

Video demo after the cut

New UMID mbook model promised for IDF; in US by end of 2009

It comes as no surprise that UMID are delivering the first look at their second-generation mbook MID at next week's IDF - after all, they revealed those plans back in August - but the big news is that they're promising a US launch for the new device by the end of the year.  That could mean the UMID M2 discussed back in February.