aigo P8860 MID launches in HK; XP version shows up too

Chris Davies - Aug 8, 2008, 11:10am CDT

As expected, aigo held a press launch for their P8860 MID today in Hong Kong, at the Mongkok MK1 Super Digital Mall. Sadly SlashGear wouldn’t pay for me to fly there, but UMPC Fever stopped by to watch aigo execs take the wraps off of the 4.8-inch touchscreen Silverthorne device. They also managed to score some time with an exclusive Windows XP version; check out the video demo after the cut.

The P8860 uses an Intel Atom Z500 processor and usually runs the Midinux Linux-based OS with 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 (800×480) resolution, and the whole thing weighs just 350g.

All of the P8860 units aigo announced today will ship with Midinux, but that didn’t stop aigo (or perhaps UMPC Fever!) slapping an HSDPA dongle into the XP version. No word on when or if the P8860 will make it to the US or Europe, but Hong Kong buyers will be looking at a HK$5228 (US$670) tag.

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