Aigo MID P8860 to get $670 August 8th launch in HK

Aigo's Hong Kong arm have revealed pricing and release information for their Mobile Internet Device (MID).  The compact touchscreen-equipped P8860 will go on sale on August 8th 2008 (the first day of the Beijing Olympics) to Hong Kong buyers, carrying a HK$5228 (US$670) tag.

That gets you an Intel Atom Z500-powered ultraportable running the Midiux Linux-based OS, 512MB of RAM and a 4GB SSD for storage. Connectivity includes WiFi b/g, Bluetooth 2.0+EDR, GPS and WWAN. The touchscreen is 4.8-inches and WVGA (800x480) resolution, and the whole thing weighs just 350g.

It's certainly a little cheaper than the predicted price from the first round of hands-on reports, but there's no sign that Aigo have addressed what turned out to be disappointing battery life. The MID managed around 2hrs with WiFi turned on and the device used for basic surfing and a little typing.

[via UMPC Portal]