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Viliv X70 arrives at Newegg; more expensive than rivals

Viliv X70 arrives at Newegg; more expensive than rivals

If there's one thing capitalism has taught us, it's that competition is usually good for prices.  Newegg have just joined Dynamism in offering the Viliv X70 UMPC, the 7-inch Korean touchscreen tablet, which you'd expect to mean prices were pushed down.  Unfortunately Newegg don't seem to have got that memo; their prices are actually a little more expensive than the existing offers.

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 X70 UMPC delayed by components shortages

Viliv X70 UMPC delayed by components shortages

Preorders for Viliv MIDs and UMPCs just don't seem to be blessed with the best of luck.  After the Viliv S5 launch brought down importer Dynamism's servers and left many struggling to complete their orders, the launch of the Viliv X70 has been struck by components shortages at the factory.  In an email to those who preordered the 7-inch touchscreen device, Dynamism suggests that "MIDs have been especially popular this year" which surprised components suppliers.

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

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.

Viliv X70 preorders today; video review & teardown

Viliv X70 preorders today; video review & teardown

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

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