Viliv S5 mid

Posted on 20 August 2008, Last updated on 23 April 2009 by

This is the S5 MID from Viliv. (Specifications page)

The S5 is very much a PMP-style device but provides for fast Internet browsing and good media playback capabilities. There’s a 3G option possible (depending on territory) and a 24wh battery that is said to provide 5-6 hours of video playback. Given that the Gigabyte M528 can do 3 hours on a 10Wh battery, there’s no reason to doubt that. I’ll get the details into the database as soon as I can but for now, check out the presentation video I made. I like this one a lot. No keyboard but totally pocketable.

Keep an eye out later for a video of a new device, the S7. ItsĀ  bigger, has a full keyboard, swivel touchscreen, has huge battery life and is very very slick!!

Update: I’ve just uploaded some new pics into the gallery

7 Comments For This Post

  1. Mike Cane says:

    viliv at one time had a lust-tastic “video iPod” that never got to the U.S.:
    http://www.engadget.com/2005/07/11/the-viliv-p1-portable-media-player/

    I doubt this MID will reach the U.S.. Looks interesting, though.

  2. ChristophD says:

    In the video you mention this running Windows XP but unless I’m totally mistaken the UI very much looks like Vista (start button, dock on the right, etc.)

  3. Lucien says:

    Yes at 1:48 I can see it’s Vista (see Vista’s re-arranged logoff/shutdown options). But also on the right it seems you’re seeing a Vista sidebar.

    Looks like perfect (retro) handheld gaming device with a control pad and hopefully fully (re)programmable buttons on the right.

    Viliv haven’t been selling any devices in the US, have they? I sure hope it will make it to US and Europe since seems great product.

  4. Ctitanic says:

    But if it’s using Vista or XP full version it’s not any more a MID according to Intel specifications, these are just small size UMPC.

  5. Josh says:

    WHAT THE HELL???? I DONT UNDERSTAND!!!!! VILIV IS A KOREAN COMPANY! HOW COME THEY DONT HAVE S5’S WITH VISTA HERE??? AND THEY DO NOT HAVE X70 ATOM, NOR DO THEY HAVE S7 HERE YET!!!! WHY R THEY RELEASING THE BEST THINGS IN AMERICA?

  6. korea says:

    more s5 information and video!

    http://www.myviliv.com/v3_event/2009_msn/eventCheck.asp?event_key=0721329-683367-4637178

    and click left characters

  7. Josh says:

    Hey, everyone! Please become a fan of viliv S5 on Facebook now!
    Copy and paste the below web browser!

    http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=110645&id=103419877952&saved#/pages/Viliv-S5/103419877952?v=wall&viewas=1164747678

    (Facebook account rquired!)

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