Viliv S5 MID: Atom, 6hr battery & optional 3G

Chris Davies - Aug 20, 2008, 4:40pm CDT

The last time Viliv graced these pages it was with their P2 PMP back in 2006; now the company has returned with a Mobile Internet Device (MID), on show at the Intel Developers’ Forum.  The Viliv S5 MID has an 800 x 480 4.8-inch touchscreen and uses, unsurprisingly, an Intel Atom processor.  As well as WiFi and Bluetooth, it also has optional 3G HSDPA and WiBro.

Check out the demo video of the Viliv S5 after the cut

There’s a choice of OS – Windows XP, Windows Vista or an unspecified Linux distro – together with 1GB of RAM and either 30GB or 60GB hard-drives.  Battery life is a claimed 5-6hrs from a 24wh power-pack.

Viliv apparently have a second ultramobile device in the works, the S7, with a larger convertible touchscreen and full QWERTY keyboard.  Battery life for the S7 is reportedly even better than the S5’s.

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