Kaliho_ku860_umpc

Although it looks like another UMPC from Kohjinsha, what you’re seeing is actually a VIA-based mini convertible running Linux that Kaliho Technology Development calls the KU860. Its 8.97" x 6.42" x 1.34" casing is eerily similar to the Kohjinsha SH6 series, but the modified navigational controls and very different specs (below) give the device its own identity beyond the pink hardware option.

I don’t care for the button/control explosion on the bezel, but it should help with usage-scenario versatility and allow the UMPC to be used in tablet mode with little compromise.

Full specs:

  • 1.2GHz VIA Esther ULV C7-M processor (400MHz FSB, 128KB L2 cache)
  • VIA VX700 chipset
  • 1GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 7-inch 1024 x 600 swiveling touchscreen
  • Up to 60GB hard drive
  • Linux preloaded (Windows XP compatible)
  • 802.11b/g, GPS, IPTV
  • 1.3-megapixel CMOS web camera
  • SD/MMC card slot, 3 USB 2.0 ports, audio jack, VGA
  • 4-hour battery life
  • 2.12 pounds (with battery)

The official product page makes no mention of some of these details, but they’re all listed on Made-in-China.com, which specializes in "connecting buyers with China suppliers." Yes, the KU860 is another one of those Chinese OEM devices I’ve been finding lately, so it’ll take another company buying a few crates and branding them to get one of your own.