Viliv Computex plans revealed: new MID & netbook, WWAN-a-plenty

Chris Davies - May 29, 2009
Viliv Computex plans revealed: new MID & netbook, WWAN-a-plenty

Viliv have announced their plans for Computex, and there are a few interesting MID and UMPC tidbits that should keep them ahead of the game in the ultramobile space.  As well as obviously demonstrating the latest versions of their existing set-to-ship range, Viliv have promised a 10-inch screen MID (possibly a netbook) and a 4.8-inch MID with keyboard, potentially as in the mockup shown here.

Details for the two new, unannounced products are in short supply, but it’s not too much of a stretch to imagine that the smaller MID would be a keyboard-toting version of the Viliv S5.  That would certainly present a challenge to Aigo’s MID and the UMID mbook M1, and answer the occasional criticism of the S5 regarding its on-screen keyboard. 

Meanwhile the existing S5 – along with the X70 and S7 – will be on display with a range of WiMAX, 3G HSPA and TD-SCDMA WWAN modems.  Microsoft have apparently also borrowed an S5 to demo Windows 7 at their own Computex booth.

[via jkkmobile]

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