Contract OEM “leaked” a Sony version of Via’s “open source” laptop running a 1.6GHz C7-M processor. It seems that IDG walked up to one of their laptops at WiMax Expo in Taipei and opened the system properties.
A check of the laptop’s properties confirmed the laptop is based on a 1.6GHz C7-M processor from Via and listed Sony as the manufacturer. When the existence of Sony’s name on the machine was pointed out to a Quanta executive manning the booth, he quickly closed the properties window and declined to explain why Sony was listed as the manufacturer.
Classy, Taipei! I wish the folks manning these booths understand that the old rule of “Don’t touch our shizz” is no longer applicable.