Digitalrise X9 multitouch tablet stars in video demo

Has anybody been keeping count of the iPad rivals?  No, us neither, but how about another to add to the list.  The Digitalrise X9 is a multitouch slate with both finger- and stylus-controlled touchscreen, running Windows 7 with integrated WiFi, GPS and 3G; it first breached headlines back in mid-January, accompanied by a seriously iPhone-resembling render, but now it's shown up in the wild.Video demo after the cut

ChinaGrabber – who are listing the Digitalrise X9 for $790 – shot the hands-on video you can see below, and they've also shared some extra hardware details.  Apparently battery life is up to 4hrs – less than half what you'll get from the iPad – but that's probably because of the Intel Atom N270 1.6GHz processor, which is paired with 2GB of RAM and a 160GB hard-drive.

We're not entirely convinced by the X9 – nor the jaunty electronic background music playing in the video hands-on below – but as we've said before there's plenty of room for tablets in all shapes and sizes.  If we need to credit the iPad for kick-starting that, so be it.

[via GenerationMP3]