Viliv S5 MID coming to US in March with haptic feedback


Just when you thought there wasn't anything new to know about the Atom-based Viliv S5 MID, the parent company's Deputy General Manager sends out an email revealing some new details about the 4.8-inch slate that set it apart from comparable devices.

That the PMP-centric S5 has a finger-optimized UI overlay on top of Windows XP isn't completely unique, as the Lluon Mobbit offers something similar, but it's still far from being a common feature. What we haven't seen on any other Intel MID before, however, is haptic feedback (screen vibration activated by touch). This is expected to change next month when Viliv releases its haptics-enabled S5 MID in the US.

Having used smartphones and MP3 players with haptic feedback in the past, I'm really looking forward to getting my fingers buzzed by the S5.

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Jenn K. Lee

Jenn K. Lee is the founder of Pocketables. She loves gadgets the way most women love shoes and purses. The pieces in her tech wardrobe that go with everything are currently the Samsung Galaxy Note II, Sony Tablet P, and Nexus 7, but there are still a couple of vintage UMPCs/MIDs in the back of her closet.

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