Viliv S7

Viliv S5, X70EX and S7 arrive at Best Buy

Viliv S5, X70EX and S7 arrive at Best Buy

Tempted by Viliv's range of MIDs and convertible netbooks, but wary of ordering sight-unseen from importers online?  That's all set to change this week, with the announcement that select Viliv devices will be showing up in Best Buy Mobile stores.  The range will include the Viliv S5 and Viliv X70EX MIDs and the 7-inch S7 convertible touchscreen netbook.

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Viliv S7 lands at reviewers, gets video unboxing & hands-on

Viliv S7 lands at reviewers, gets video unboxing & hands-on

It's not quite the same as having a Viliv S7 here in our sweaty, bitten-to-the-quick hands, but we'll certainly settle for an unboxing video for that vicarious, new-gadget thrill.  As we commented the other day, several S7 units have been winging their way to reviewers worldwide, with jkkmobile and jkOnTheRun both receiving theirs this week.  From the former we have an unboxing, while the latter has a live gallery and video demo.

Video unboxing after the cut

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Viliv S7 hits Dynamism from $629

Viliv S7 hits Dynamism from $629

Importers Dynamism have released pricing and specification details for the Viliv S7, the latest ultraportable touchscreen device from the Korean company.  Coming after the surprisingly popular S5 and well-received X70, the S7 adds a QWERTY keyboard and uses a more traditional netbook-style form-factor; according to Dynamism, when it drops in the US it'll be priced from $629.

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Viliv S7 gets pre-production hands-on: decent build but worrying screen-flex

With the sales success of the Viliv S5 and X70 MIDs, all eyes are on the Viliv S7 to see if the company can make 7-inch touchscreen convertible netbooks popular too.  Yet to go up for preorder in the US or Europe, an S7 has dropped into the hands of UMPC Fever in Hong Kong; they’ve been sharing their first impressions.

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Viliv S7 UMPC battery testing: 7.5hrs Xvid playback

Viliv S7 UMPC battery testing: 7.5hrs Xvid playback

Anticipation for Viliv's next UMPC, the S7, is increasing, and considering the Korean company has become the poster-child for the much-misunderstood segment that's no real surprise.  After being spotted in the wild last week, now Lazion have managed to pin an S7 down for some battery testing.

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Viliv S7 touchscreen netbook caught in wild [Video]

Viliv S7 touchscreen netbook caught in wild [Video]

With pricing and final specifications - for its Korean home-market at least - confirmed, the first Viliv S7 engineering prototypes are finding their way into the public eye.  The company has been showing off the 7-inch convertible touchscreen UMPC, including its new "Shuffle" UI.

Video demo after the cut

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Viliv S7 flagship with 2GHz Atom & 3G tipped for international buyers

Earlier on today we told you about Viliv’s Korean prices and specifications for their upcoming S7 convertible touchscreen UMPC; now we have word on the international versions.  Not only will these offer the same Intel Atom Z520 1.33GHz processor, but there’ll also be a “flagship” model with a 2.0GHz Atom processor (likely the Z550), a 32GB SSD, integrated 3G and a free upgrade to Windows 7.

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Viliv S7 UMPC gets priced, full spec revealed

Viliv S7 UMPC gets priced, full spec revealed

Viliv have announced pricing and final configurations for their upcoming convertible touchscreen UMPC, the Viliv S7.  The 7-inch device has a full QWERTY keyboard, together with up to 9.5hrs of runtime from a single charge, and can be outfitted with optional WiBro in Korea.

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New Viliv S7 netbook with swivel screen

New Viliv S7 netbook with swivel screen

Some how among the chaos that the Sony Vaio P brought on the new Viliv S7 MID (mobile internet device) appears to have been overlooked. With a brief overlook this tablet style netbook appears to be yet another good contender in a growing market of affordable Internet ready notebooks.

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CES 2009: Viliv S5, S7 and X70 Atom MIDs

CES 2009: Viliv S5, S7 and X70 Atom MIDs

Some of the most anticipated devices at CES have been Yukyung's Viliv range of PMPs, UMPCs and MIDs.  The company has three models on show this week, the S5 "Entertainment" MID, the X70 Atom "Communication" MID, and the S7 "Productivity" MID.  The S7, shown here, has a 7-inch WSVGA convertible display, full QWERTY keyboard and either 16GB SSD or 60GB hard-drive.

Gallery of the other Viliv models after the cut, together with hands-on first impressions

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Viliv S7 UMPC: WiMAX, Atom, GPS and 7-inch convertible touchscreen

After the S5 MID we saw yesterday, Viliv were promising more big news from IDF 2008; it looks like they’ve delivered, with the S7 UMPC.  Running a range of Atom CPUs, up to 1.8GHz, the S7 has a 7-inch SVGA touchscreen, GPS, internal WiMAX or HSDPA and an internal DMB TV tuner.  It also has a full QWERTY keyboard and up to 9hrs battery life.

Check out the video demo of the Viliv S7 UMPC after the cut

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