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Wow, talk about surprised! The Viliv S5 that left Korea only yesterday showed up at Mobile Tech Manor this afternoon. This video gives you a first look at the S5 along with me as I had only just received it when this was shot. I will […]

Wow, talk about surprised! The Viliv S5 that left Korea only yesterday showed up at Mobile Tech Manor this afternoon. This video gives you a first look at the S5 along with me as I had only just received it when this was shot. I will be shooting a better HD video soon but meanwhile give the S5 a look.

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  1. I am worried that James has turned into a (Tech)Hoodie! ;)

  2. Corrupted Mind Friday, April 17, 2009

    That was what I call an “all excitement and no review” review… Thx for the 1st look!

  3. Very cool! Love the haircut, James!

    Oh, and the toy looks fun, too–

    Are there tablet features?

  4. It looks like with XP on ROM, it’s instant on. Is that right?

  5. Love that case with the belt-clip, but does the device have an SD slot? Is the hard drive one of those 1.8″ units? Looks like a nice unit, but I prefer a physical keyboard like the Fujitsu U820. What kind of battery times does it do James? Fill us in when you know more please!

    1. Unfortunately it does not have a SD-Card slot, something many of these new devices just miss. They would be great as a companion for photography or video otherwise. Battery time should be at about 5 hours. Umpcportal.com did a good review some weeks back if you can’t wait for James.

    2. The drive is 1.8″ and thus maxes out at 60 GB. I’ll be watching the battery time closely but gut feeling so far is around 5 hours which I’m happy with. BTW, the case does not have a belt clip. Too geeky if so. :)

  6. Dynamism claims that you can finally stream Hulu HD to it! This is a bold claim, since it uses the same processor as the Vaio P and that thing chokes on even low-def video.

    James, please let us know if this little guy can really pull it off!

    1. I watched two episodes of The Office on Hulu in HQ mode no problems whatsoever. This is the first Atom-based device that I’ve tried that pulls that off, I don’t know how they do it.

    2. James did you play it in full screen? I just watched some on the Sony P and they play good in the small screen but in full screen it slows down. Let us know how well it does in full screen. I do have Windows 7 on the P.

  7. How freakin’ much for us low lifes? I believe I’ve found my soul mate.

  8. JK, could you try to put MacOS on it? ;)

    1. Sorry, it’s not mine. If I buy one for myself however…

  9. Can you compare it size-wise against the Nokia N800/810
    Thanks
    Steve

  10. Just like James said, $599 at Dynamism.com. I want one.

    http://www.dynamism.com/#Product=viliv

    1. James, please tell us (better yet show us) how it inks in Onenote! Thanks for the good work.

    2. I don’t have OneNote on it but I can tell you inking will not be good. The touch is very light and thus I can’t see inking working well on it. That’s not really what it’s designed for and remember, without XP Tablet Edition OneNote ink will not be searchable anyway.

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