Viliv goes large with the S10 Blade
Even though IDF 2009 is coming to a close later today, there is still some interesting news coming out of San Fransisco courtesy of Viliv. Not content to rest on their laurels, the company is showing off the next product in their lineup, the S10 Blade convertible, touchscreen netbook. Following in the footsteps of the popular Viliv S5 and its larger sibling Viliv X70, while more closely resembling the recently released Viliv S7, the S10 Blade brings Viliv innovation into the very popular netbook category.
Sporting a 10-inch, 1366 x 768 resolution screen, the S10 Blade comes with Windows 7 and will be offered in a few configurations. Buyers can chose between a 1.33GHz or 2.0GHz Intel Atom processor and a 32GB or 64GB SSD. Of course, the usual wireless technologies (WiFi and Bluetooth) will come standard, while an optional 3G broadband modem will also be available.
Viliv claims a 10-hour battery life, which is very impressive considering the battery is flush-mounted rather than protruding like most extended-use ones. It is unclear if the resistive touchscreen supports multi-touch, but it would be a surprise if Viliv left out this feature, especially with Windows 7 supporting it. I know Jenn is not a huge fan of the larger-screened devices like this, but the thin design and small bezel around the screen make this netbook look very intriguing and easy to carry around.
Look for the S10 Blade to be available sometime in late Q4 of this year, with pricing starting at around $500 and going up from there depending on what configuration is chosen.
Steve from MID Moves has posted a nice video of the S10 Blade in action here, along with a picture gallery here.