ViewSonic unveils Android Tablets


VIEWSONIC has launched two Android Tablets, the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10.

The ViewPad 7 is a smartphone, computer, game machine and e-book reader combined into one device, the company claimed.

The device, which runs on Android 2.2, has a 7in capacitive multitouch screen with a resolution of 800 x 480-pixels and runs on a Qualcomm MSM 7227 600MHz processor.

It also has a built-in storage of 512MB and a microSD slot which supports card sizes of up to 32GB.

Other features include two cameras (VGA camera on the front and 3-megapixel camera on the back), stereo speakers, accelerometer, digital compass, light sensor and A-GPS. The ViewPad 7 measures 179 x 110 x 11.5mm in size and weighs 375g.

The ViewPad 10, on the other hand, is a dual-boot device that runs both Windows 7 Home Premium and Android 1.6 operating systems.

This device has a 10in screen capacitive display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600-pixels. It also has an Intel Atom Processor N455 (1.66GHz), 1GB of memory, Intel GFX 200MHz graphics chip and 16GB SSD.

Other features include two USB ports, a mini VGA slot and SD card reader as well as WiFi and Bluetooth wireless connectivity. However, it doesn’t have 3G connectivity.

It also has a 1.3-megapixel webcam with built-in microphone which is great for videoconferencing.

The ViewPad 10 measures 275 x 170 x 14.5mm in size and weighs 875g.

The standard preinstalled apps for both devices include Google Maps, Voice Search, Gmail, YouTube and Aldiko e-reader.

There are over 100,000 apps available on the Android Market for users to beef up their Tablets, the company said.

However, users can only download free applications for now.

The ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 cost RM1,799 and RM1,999 respectively.

++++ www.viewsonic.com

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