VIA have just recently collaborated with both Chunghwa Telecom (the largest telecommunications provider in Taiwan) and GIGABYTE to deliver high speed 3.5G services for UMDs (Ultra Mobile Devices) that are powered by VIA's C7-M Ultra Mobile Platform.
One such device is that of GIGABYTE's U60 which weighs less than a KG and is capable of running different OSes including WinXP or Vista. This solution is designed to bridge the gap between notebooks and mobile phones, with it's 6.5" TFT LCD, 512MB of DDR2-533 memory and of course VIA's C7-M chip (ranging from 1 to 1.5GHz) along with their VX 700 Unichrome Pro II graphics.
Taipei, Taiwan, 15 May 2007 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and device platform solutions, today announced with Chunghwa Telecom, Taiwan's largest telecommunications provider, and GIGABYTE, a leading IT industry brand, a strategic alliance to deliver high speed 3.5G services for UMDs (Ultra Mobile Devices) powered by the VIA C7-M Ultra Mobile Platform.
As a result of this alliance, business users and consumers in Taiwan will be able to enjoy a complete Internet experience by connecting the GIGABYTE U60, a small and light VIA C7-M processor-based UMD running Microsoft Windows Vista, to Chunghwa Telecom's island-wide HSDPA (High Speed Data Packet Access) network.
"We are delighted to be working with Chunghwa Telecom and GIGABYTE to bring a rich mobility 2.0 Internet experience to Taiwan consumers and business users," commented Wenchi Chen, President and CEO of VIA Technologies, Inc. "This alliance is an important step forward in achieving our ultra mobility vision, and sets the trends for closer cooperation between silicon platform, device and service providers in the future.