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VIA VB7009 Mini-ITX mainboard  (Source: VIA)
No Android support mentioned for VIA's latest mini-ITX board

VIA has unveiled its latest embedded mainboard in the tiny mini-ITX form-factor. The new mainboard is called the VB7009 and measures 17cm square. VIA is aiming it at the POS and kiosk industry the board has a VIA Nano X2 processor onboard that is paired with the VX900 media system processor.
That media processor allows the board to support HD video with up to 1080p resolution. The default processor speed is 1.2GHz for the X2, while other CPUs are available including a 1.6GHz VIA C7-D and a 1GHz C7. The little board has four USB 2.0 ports, three COM pin headers, and a LPC connector. It also rocks a single COM port, keyboard ports, and three audio jack inputs.
The board will support Microsoft OS' and popular Linux flavors in multiple configurations. The VB7009 unfortunately doesn’t call out Android support, which is something VIA was pushing for its embedded line.
"The range of customer needs for interactive embedded devices is rapidly expanding," said Epan Wu Head of the VIA Embedded Platform Division, VIA Technologies, Inc. "The VIA VB7009 provides a flexible and cost effective solution that can be configured to satisfy a broad range of customer requirements."

Source: VIA

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Waiting for Rasberry Pi - Next month
By Mitch101 on 1/3/2012 12:07:10 PM , Rating: 2
$25 Model A with 128 MB of RAM
$35 Model B which sports 256 MB of RAM and an additional 10/100 Ethernet port

Wi-Fi can be added using a standard USB dongle

Plays Quake 3 at 1080P and video at 1080P.

RE: Waiting for Rasberry Pi - Next month
By abscode on 1/3/2012 7:30:13 PM , Rating: 2
It can play a 13 year old game? Amazing! ;)

I'm actually looking forward to the Raspberry Pi. I've been developing a few prototypes for some commercially-targeted products and am hopeful I can swap the RasPi for the purely embedded designs I'm currently using before I need to finalize and go to production.

By Samus on 1/4/2012 5:23:25 PM , Rating: 2
I can't wait, either. It's going to be such a great toy for kids and adults.

By MGSsancho on 1/5/2012 1:31:10 AM , Rating: 2
That has no com ports, parallel ports, no pci slot, does not run windows, does not have the same level of linux support (a few distros vs via many distro), raspberry pi is not currently shipping, no manufacturer support and totally diffrent requirements.

"I modded down, down, down, and the flames went higher." -- Sven Olsen
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