Viliv might close up shop soon

Viliv isn’t the most commonly known brand out there, but in UMPC and tablet circles anno the old days (read: 1.5 years ago, before the iPad came out) it was highly regarded. I still have a Viliv S5 UMPC/tablet on my shelf, a 4.8-inch Windows 7 powered little bugger that was quite the feat back then. Despite still showing some (minor) signs of life, it seems that the company might throw in the towel. That actually shows more sign of intelligence than what I would attribute many of the other tablet companies out there right now, as they at least have realized that the days of them ruling the niche market for tablets is over and the big guys have come out to play. Knowing when to quit is nothing to be ashamed of, and it’s better to be known as the company that rules the tablet marker before Apple than the company that didn’t realize that the light at the end of the tunnel was a train. Nothing is confirmed yet though so it might turn out to be just rumors, but I don’t see the company surviving in today’s market. They will be missed, that’s for sure.

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Andreas Ødegård

Andreas Ødegård is more interested in aftermarket (and user created) software and hardware than chasing the latest gadgets. His day job as a teacher keeps him interested in education tech and takes up most of his time.