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Video Overview: Viliv X7 Android Tablet


As promised, here’s the video over view of the Viliv X7 Android Tablet.
Key feature here is the big, 21wh battery and of course, that good quality Viliv engineering. They are ‘targeting’ $399 with 3G but we’ll have to re-visit that nearler launch in March/April

Viliv Teases X7, X70 and X10 Android and Windows Tablets for CES


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What would CES be without a good tease? We don’t have any more information than in the pictures but we’re definitely meeting with Viliv at an early stage at CES to find out more about the X7 ‘Anywhere Connectivity’ Android tablet and the X10 and X70. We suspect the latter is a re-design of the original X70 EX using Oaktrail and Windows 7 but as we said, there’s no information available at the moment. The X70 EX was ultra mobile PC of the year for us over at UMPCPortal in 2009 so we’re expecting good things. The X10, a 10.2 inch Android tablet is touted as having ‘longest’ battery life and is likely to be a development of what we saw at Computex.

All will be revealed in the first few days of CES so keep it tuned to Carrypad.

Viliv X10 Android Tablet.


Viliv X10 Android (2) We caught a sniff of a hint that an Android device was in the works when we met Viliv at CS in Jan and here it is. A 10 inch slate-style device with the usual high quality Viliv design and materials that turns out to be one of the best we’ve seen here at Computex. (It’s in the running with the MeeGo tablet and the Huawei S7 for me right now.)

The X10 runs on a Samsung 1Ghz Cortex A8-based CPU and, even in the early stage of the software build looks fast. Check out the brochure image for a few more tech details. The X10 is being penciled in for Q4 and Viliv appear confident that they will get marketplace and Google applications onto the device for launch. I asked about price and the only hints I could get were that it would come in at a price below the Viliv S5. We’re looking at the sub $500 bracket here which of course, is a figure you could probably work-out yourself!

IMG_3609 Viliv have also worked on a Windows 7 version of the X10 and I’ll have some information about that in a later post.

Check out the video below where I take you round the device, demo a fast racing game which looks great on the 1366×768 screen, show you the Aldiko book reader and  talk about some of the specifications.

More X10 Android pictures in the gallery.

Viliv X10 Android Slate at Computex, 10” with a 1366×768 Capacitive Screen


viliv x10 Viliv is showing off a new product, the X10, at Computex. LaptopMag got their hands on the X10 for a short while and sound rather excited about it, calling it a potential “incredible iPad alternative”.

The X10 is your familiar slate form-factor and has a 10” capacitive touchscreen running at 1366×768. Avram Piltch of LaptopMag points out that the 1366×768 screen size is a 16:9 aspect ratio, meaning it’ll be better shaped and more detailed for your widescreen movie collection than the iPad’s 1024×768 screen which is 4:3 and is subsequently quite poor for widescreen movie viewing.

No word on exactly what is powering the X10, though it was shown playing smooth 720p playback, and Viliv says it’ll do 1080p as well – this could be Tegra 2 hardware. 1080p playback would be pointless on the X10’s 1366×768 screen if it weren’t for it’s HDMI out port. Along for the ride is an SD card slot, USB slot, and front facing webcam as well. Piltch reports that the device is running Android 2.1 at the moment, but that it’ll be running 2.2 by launch, according to Viliv. The unit shown had WiFi, but there will purportedly be a 3G option. Battery life is being quoted as on par with the iPad at 10 hours – Viliv has been pretty good about keeping their battery figures realistic in the past.

Be sure to jump over to LaptopMag’s site for more images and two videos of the device.

No word on pricing or availability at this time.

Viliv “P3 Prime” Android Dap Gets Official on Viliv’s Site – Specs List, Custom Interface


p3 prime The last time we saw Viliv’s P3 DAP was at CES 2010, now it seems they are calling it the P3 Prime and they have recently unleashed a bunch of promotional graphics for the P3 Prime on their Korean site. Now we’ve got an official specs list for the device (which again asserts that it will handle 720p playback):

  • 3.7” AMOLED display @ 800×480
  • 8/16/32GB storage options with Micro SD slot for expansion
  • WiFi b/g, FM radio and DMB receivers
  • TV-out and mini-USB ports (specs sheet says mini, but that may be a mistake — would presumably be micro), accelerometer
  • Option of Windows CE or Android OS
  • 105 grams, 9.8mm thick
  • 31 hours of audio / 11 hours of video playback

There is also a handy chart of supported file types, depending on which OS the device is running:

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No word on pricing, or if you’ll be able to get your hands on one through an official channel, in the US.

viliv p3 android Looks like Viliv is working on a slick custom shell to go on top of Windows CE to make it feel like a DAP, though all information at the moment is pointing to a choice between Viliv’s custom Windows CE interface and straight up Android.

Have a look at the early P3 Prime from CES 2010:

Viliv Working on HD5 Portable HD Media Player


hd5 cropped In addition to the S10 Blade [Portal page], N5 [Portal page], and the P3, Viliv quietly showed the HD5 PMP at CES 2010. Viliv claims that it will be able to play back 1080p content, even with the .mkv container, which is nice because .mkv supports stuff inline hd5 like multiple audio tracks and subtitles. While the player itself won’t have an HD screen, it does have HDMI output, potentially turning it into a portable home theater library/player, not unlike the SmartQ V7. There isn’t a lot of detail yet about the HD5. It’s looking like Viliv is shooting for more of a PMP than a MID with this device, but maybe they’ll surprise us with some WiFi. It it’s powerful enough to do 1080p video, it would be a shame to not see some MID capabilities. We’ll have to wait and see, but for now, this is what we know about the device:

  • 5 inch capacitive LCD (800×480)
  • Windows CE 6.0
  • 8/16/32GB SSD
  • SDHC slot for up to an additional 32GB of memory
  • Optional DMB tuner
  • Size: 83(W) x 130(H) x 13(T)mm

Pricing and availability info is nowhere to be seen at the moment, but it looks like GeneratoinMP3.com got a short close up of the unit at CES 2010:

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Viliv P3 PMP/MID runs Android, Handles 720p HD playback


viliv p3 In addition to the S10 Blade [Portal page] and N5 [Portal page] that Viliv showed off at CES 2010, they also have a new PMP device called the P3. I wouldn’t be mentioning any old PMP, but this one has WiFi and runs Android (and Win CE as well, for reasons unknown), making it potentially a capable MID. Despite what appears to be a speaker at the top of the device; the P3 is not a phone.

The insides are ARM Cortex A8 which is running at 800MHz, and Viliv says it’ll be able to handle 720p playback and .mkv files which is pretty sweet, however, the resolution of the capacitive OLED screen is only 800×480, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to output content at an HD resolution, but maybe Viliv will announce something at a later time (there is a dock connector on the bottom). It will be available in capacities of 8/16/32GB of flash storage and also has a MicroSD slot for further expansion. A vibration motor (presumably for touch feedback) will be included in addition to an accelerometer.

Naturally, jkk managed to get his hands on the Viliv P3 while he was at CES, have a quick look below:

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Viliv announces the N5, gets a bit more official with the S10, and upgrades the entire line to Windows 7


s10 It feels like we’ve known about the S10 Blade [Portal page] for a long time now, but we’ve yet to see any official pricing. It looks like that may come to an end soon as Viliv has just put out a press release with official specifications (but still no price):

  • Intel® Atomâ„¢ processor Z530 (1.6GHz) / Z550 (2.0GHz)
  • Windows® 7 Home Premium
  • 10.1″ HD LCD (1366 x 768, WXVGA) / Swivel / Multi-Touch [Me: probably resistive]
  • SSD capacity: 32GB, 64GB, 128GB
  • 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 533Mhz
  • WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • HSPA/TD-SCDMA/EVDO/WiMAX Connectivity options
  • Camera
  • 2 USB Host, 1 USB Slave
  • SDHC, Headphone-out, Mic, Stereo Speakers
  • D-Sub, Multi I/O(Composite / Component / S-Video)
  • Keyboard : 84keys total (Function 34keys)
  • 10 hours max battery life (7 hour movie playback)
  • Dimensions:  260(W) x 185(L) x 17~26(H)mm / 10.23(W) x 7.28(L) x 0.67~1.02(H)inch
  • Weight: 1.21Kg / 2.67 pounds

I wrote a little while back that the S10 could really put Viliv on the map, but at this point I feel like they’ve waited too long. We now have $300-$400 netbooks which are relatively powerful as they are equipped with Nvidia ION. The S10 will definitely beat out most of the competition with 10 hour battery life, and it has a lot of great connectivity options. It’ll be competitive at the right price, and certainly a good pro-mobile choice, but it could have done some serious work in my opinion if they got it out the door a few months ago.

viliv N5 (1) In addition to S10 specs, we see a whole new device from Viliv, the N5 [Portal page]. They are calling it a “MID inch but it’s a mini-laptop form-factor device, similar in appearance to the Sony VAIO P (the top of the N5 says “Ultra Mobile Mini PC inch but don’t look for UMMPCPortal.com any time soon). It’s extremely light at 399 grams (0.88 pounds) and appears to have a very HP Mini 1000-esque keyboard. Check the specs:

  • Intel® Atomâ„¢  processor Z520 (1.33 GHz)
  • Windows® 7 Starter / Home Premium
  • 4.8 inch WSVGA (1024×600) with Touch Screen
  • 32GB SSD
  • 1GB DDR2 SDRAM 533Mhz
  • WiFi IEEE 802.11b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • HSPA/TD-SCDMA/EVDO/WiMAX Connectivity options
  • GPS Sirf Star3
  • 1.3M Pixel Camera
  • Optical Mouse
  • 1 USB Host, 1 USB Slave
  • Micro-SD, Headphone-out, Mic, Stereo Speakers
  • QWERTY keyboard 63keys total (Function 34keys)
  • Up to 5 hours of battery life
  • Dimensions:  172(W) x 86(H) x 25(T)mm / 6.77(W) x 3.38(H) x 0.98(T) inch
  • Weight:  399g / 0.88 pounds

Viliv is also apparently updating all devices (X70, S5, S7, and the upcoming S10 and N5) to Windows 7. Chippy is on the CES2010 floor as we speak and should have a hands on with these devices soon! Full press release text below.

Press Release Jan 06, 2009

viliv Expands its Mobile Internet Device Product with the Go-Everywhere PC “N5 inch and Multi-touch Tablet PC “S10 Blade inch

The viliv N5 features a 4.8 inch  Touch Screen, Intel®Atomâ„¢ Processor and Windows® 7 OS, and QWERTY keyboard

The viliv S10 Blade features a 10.1 inch Multi-touch Screen with High Resolution(1366×768) and Swivel Display.

Las Vegas-Jan 6, 2010 – viliv (Yukyung Technologies Corporation), a leading Mobile Internet Device manufacturer, today announced two new Mobile Internet Devices, the N5 and the S10 Blade. The two products made their debut at PEPCOM’s Digital Experience in Las Vegas and will be on display during CES 2010 at the viliv booth, #30349 of the South Hall 3 Upper Level.

Aimed at the go-everywhere PC users, “N5 inch combines usability and productivity by delivering enhanced performance, light portability (weighing just 399g/0.88lbs), extended battery life and full QWERTY keyboard. With integrated GPS navigation and fueled by the Intel® Atomâ„¢ processor (1.33GHZ), N5 is a non-compromise, high-performance mobile computing device that offers full PC functionality and optional 3G HSPA or WiMAX connectivity for mobile professionals as well as for micro-bloggers.

viliv also unveiled the S10 Blade with Multi-Touch Convertible Tablet form factor and with multiple ways to provide input including a full QWERTY keyboard, Multi-Touch and stylus. The S10 Blade delivers up to 10 hours of battery life and weighs only 1.21Kg / 2.67 lb for the best mobile computing experience. The S10 Blade offers various connectivity options including integrated 4G mobile WiMAX, and 3G HSPA.  Consumers can get a seamless Internet connectivity at true broadband speeds — at home, in the office or on-the-go.

“Since pioneering the MID (Mobile Internet Device) category with the introductions of S5, X70EX and S7 over a period of less than 6 months, viliv has been unwavering in its commitment to the long-term growth and development of this fast-growing mobile computing product market segment, said Dr. Seung-Jin Yoo, Vice President, Yukyung Technologies. inch “We have made a strong showing in the global marketplace. With the introductions of N5 and S10 Blade, viliv further strengthens its leadership position in the Mobile Internet Device market segment. Viliv N5 and S10 Blade continue to deliver high performance and amazing mobility with the Intel® Atomâ„¢ processor.

“The Intel Atom processor represents a hallmark in technology innovation, enabling users to gain unhindered access to the rich, visually-compelling Internet in handheld devices, inch said Pankaj Kedia, director of global ecosystem programs in Intel Corporation’s Ultra Mobility Group. “Yukyung has demonstrated the capabilities of the Atom processor with an exciting range of products – the viliv N5 and S10 Blade, the company’s latest additions, will bring the power of the Internet to the hands and pockets of delighted consumers around the world. inch

N5 and S10 Blade can be purchased through a variety of resellers including Amazon, Newegg, Buy.com, B&H Photo, PC mall and more and will also be introduced through brick and mortar stores.

About Yukyung Technologies

Based in Korea, Yukyung Technologies is a worldwide leader in the Mobile device and communications market sector with strengths in technology development, product design, manufacturing quality, as well as solution design and implementation.  Yukyung Technologies was founded in 1999 and has developed viliv brand of PMP, Navigator in 2005 and now it’s one of the best and leading Mobile Internet Device Manufacturer in the world.

About viliv

It’s the multimedia brand of Yukyung Technologies.

Yukyung Technologies has released viliv brand of products since 2005.

Related Links

www.myviliv.com/eng

www.myviliv.com/usa

viliv booth at CES 2010

Booth No.30349 of the South Hall 3 Upper Level

Meet:Mobility Podcast 39 – CES 2010 Warm-up


Meet:Mobility Podcast 38 is now up. Recorded on Dec 30th 2009.

JKK, Sascha and I talk at length about the main CES 2010 topics including Pineview, consumer tablets and other mobile computing devices. Also covered: Camangi Webstation. Viliv N5. Tegra. Predictions for 2010.

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