Viewsonic debuts Android-powered tablet lineup
Viewsonic has jumped into the fast-moving tablet market with two Android-powered devices: the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10.
The ViewPad 7 - which runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) - boasts a 800x480 WVGA LCD screen, 3.5G capable data technology, Google Mobile Services (GMS) such as Gmail and YouTube, along with easy access to 100,000 apps.
The 7-inch device also features wireless 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth connectivity, up to 32GB of storage (512MB base), a 10 hour battery life and 2 built-in cameras: a 3-megapixel, auto focus camera in the rear and a 0.3 megapixel camera in the front.
The ViewPad 7 will be available in late Q4 2010 at a $480 price point.
Meanwhile, the versatile Wi-Fi ViewPad 10 offers users a choice between booting into Windows 7 Home Premium or Google Android 1.6.
The higher-end device - which carries a $630 price tag - is powered by an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor and 1GB of integrated memory.
The ViewPad 10 is also loaded with a 16GB SSD hard drive, an expandable micro SD slot, a 1.3-megapixel webcam with built-in microphone and a 1024x600 LED backlit panel that includes a G-sensor and capacitive multi-touch for seamless navigation across multiple apps.
The dual-booting ViewPad 10 is slated to hit store shelves in Q1 2011.