Viliv X10 Android tablet with 720p-capable screen seen as potential iPad alternative
If 2009 was the year of the netbook, it looks like 2010 is shaping up to be the year of the tablet PC. Manufacturers left and right are gearing up to launch what in their minds will be the best tablet-based PC that can be used a mobile computing device for consumers. Viliv is one such manufacturer cooking up something for the tablet PC market right now, and their upcoming offering which was spotted a Computex 2010 in Taipei by the gang at Laptop Mag shows a lot of promise.
The final list of specs isn’t out yet, but it looks very good so far. There’s a sweet 1366×768 capacitive touchscreen display onboard, as well as an unknown mobile processor which, although unspecified, was identified as ARM-based and according to Laptop Mag, “was powerful enough to provide an immersive 3D gaming experience at full screen.” The rest of its features include an SD card reader, USB port, HDMI out, and a front-facing Webcam, built-in Wi-Fi, optional built-in 3G or WiMax, and a 10-hour battery.
The name of this promising tablet PC, by the way, is the Viliv X10. The one used by Viliv to demo in their suite at Computex 2010 was running Android 2.1, but the company mentioned that before the device goes to market, it will be upgraded to Android 2.2. So you can go ahead and add that to the current list of features and as Laptop Mag points out, this also means full flash support.
There’s another version of the Viliv X10 in the works which will run Windows 7 instead of Android, but that, like the one pictured above, probably hasn’t been finalized yet as pricing info and release dates have not been made available by Viliv.