Super cool and sleek Viliv X70 MID device
This super gorgeous mobile internet device (MID) from Viliv called the X70 is by far the sleekest MID I’ve seen. I think this should be the minimum standard for a MID. This super cool MID doesn’t stop on it’s tracks when it comes to define the meaning of cool. You get a lot of features under the hood with this device. What’s even more cool is that this device supports Linux and not just Windows. How about a countdown as to when someone starts running the Android open mobile platform on this one!
I love to see this MID with Linux in action. Now if only the makers of Viliv would send me one to feature on my blog that would really be ultra cool.
The Viliv X70 is equipped with an Intel Atom Silverthorne processor for starters. The Silverthorne (Z520) processor runs at 1.33Ghz.
One of the things that set this MID apart from the rest is that it used a 7-inch display that has a 1024 x 600 resolution. Something that you would only normally see in 9 and 10 inch displays. The display is a touch screen and has a physical dimension of 210mm x 117mm x 22.5mm (less than 1-inch thick!).
It is equipped with a virtual keyboard. I’m thinking that with Linux supported it will be a no brainer to have a physical keyboard attached when you’re on a desktop. It has 1GB of memory — wonder if it’s possible to get 2GB into it.
Storage-wise you can have a 8G/16G SSD or 30G/60G hard drive. For external storage it has 1 SD/SDHC slot.
The Viliv X70 MID is well connected. It has WiMax, HSDPA, Wifi 802.11 b/g and bluetooth v2.0 with EDR. Plus it is equipped with a GPS. It is also equipped with a USB port and a multi-io port for cradle connectivity option.
This device was built for multimedia. It can run for 6 hours of continouos video playback. It has a built-in mic, audio connector and stereo speakers. And all this features is packed in a device that weighs in at only 660 grams. That’s only a bit more than half a kilogram.
The price is not yet available but this device offers a lot of possibilities depending on the price point. Virtual book and netbook for students. Blogging device for mobile bloggers. Mobile computer for field reporters. Remote diagnosis for medical teams. In car computer for car owners. The applications are endless. Just use your imagination.
Gerry Ilagan is into mobile apps and WordPress development at @speeqs. He loves to write about electronics, the Internet of Things, mobile phones, and #crazyideas.