Viliv's X70 UMPC goes on sale today through importer Dynamism, and as we've already reported there's a clutch of goodies for the first 777 buyers. Priced from $599, the X70 has a choice of 1.2GHz or 1.3GHz Intel Atom processors and SSD storage from 16GB; we've already seen one very positive review; now jkkmobile has put up his own video review of the X70 Premium 3G, the HSPA-equipped version of the 7-inch touchscreen device.
Video review of Viliv X70 after the cut
It's ironic that what a year or two would've been called a UMPC (and, frankly, ignored by most people, tech writers included) is now called a touchscreen netbook and garners far more interest. Latest on the block is set to be the Kohjinsha SK3, an upgrade to the existing 7-inch SC3 UMPC. Among the changes are a new battery and upgraded cameras.
We already knew the Viliv X70 would start from a terribly reasonable $599, but now we've heard from importers Dynamism that presales for the 7-inch UMPC will start at 1PM EST on July 6th. The first shipment of the Atom-based touchscreen handheld is expected on July 28th, and just to make sure every one of those gets a new home to go out to, there are a few tempting offers available to those who preorder.
After Palm's big moment last weekend, Apple once again seized the headlines with their WWDC 2009 keynote on Monday morning. We showed up to liveblog the whole announcement, expecting a new smartphone, and the company delivered in the shape of the iPhone 3G S - twice the speed, twice the storage, and the same styling as the iPhone 3G - together with a launch date for iPhone OS 3.0. However, Apple weren't content with just that: they also brought along a new MacBook Pro range complete with integrated batteries; check out our video unboxing and first-impressions.
We've already seen enough of Viliv's X70 to know it could arguably be the company's best device to-date, and now the first full review of the 7-inch UMPC is in from our friend Steve over at UMPC Portal. He describes the X70 as "the best 7-in Tablet UMPC we've ever tested", praising its great build quality, long battery life and impressive web browsing and media playback.
Video demo of X70 running StreetDeck PND app after the cut
Archos' press event yesterday fell short of delivering the Android tablet many had suspected was on the cards, but CEO Henri Crohas did spare a few words in his keynote about the company's Android development. What they did announce was the Archos 9 PC Tablet, and ArchosFans were on-hand to grab a video demo.
More details, plus Archos 9 video demo after the cut
The Archos press event was today, but contrary to our expectations the company didn't take the opportunity to whip out their Android tablet. Instead, they brought this behemoth: the Archos 9 PC Tablet, an 8.9-inch touchscreen UMPC running Windows 7 on an Intel Atom Z515 1.2GHz processor.
Updated with full specifications after the cut