updated 12:45 pm EDT, Fri September 26, 2008
BenQ debuts S6 MID
BenQ has launched a new mobile Internet device (MID), according to reports out of Italy. The S6 is based on Intel's mobile Atom processor, and uses a 4.8-inch touchscreen for navigating a PlayStation 3-like menu system. Although music, photos and videos are said to be important functions, the focus is of course on Internet access, which can be delivered through either Wi-Fi or 3G cellular connections. Users can view both e-mail and a web browser.
Other features of the device should include Bluetooth, an auto-rotating display, built-in speakers, and support for viewing Office files. The S6 is currently available through Italian carrier TIM, which is selling the device for €429.