ViewSonic Confirms Dual-Booting Android and Windows Tablet
ViewSonic has released more details about the tablet they teased earlier this week, confirming that it will run both Android and Windows 7 Home Premium.
There's not a lot of reasons to need two separate operating systems on a mobile device such as a tablet, and the problem is made worse by the fact that the ViewPad 100 will come with an old version of Android (1.6 instead of the latest 2.2).
But ViewSonic said the dual operating system setup is intended to make the transition to a new platform easier.
"The ViewPad 100 is aimed at those who want the speed and portability of Android without losing the advantages of having a Windows-based system. We recognize many users may be transitioning from a netbook but will possibly struggle with the learning curve of a new OS, even for simple tasks as uploading photos or using a VPN. Eventually they may choose to favor one over the other, but they will always have the choice," said Derek Wright, European Product Marketing Manager at ViewSonic, in a company statement.
The ViewPad 100 will have a 10-inch touchscreen, an Intel Atom N455 1.66Ghz processor more commonly found in netbooks and 1GB of RAM, making it one of the more powerful tablets to appear on the market in the near future.
Other specs include 16GB storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, miniSD memory card slot, 1.3 megapixel webcam and USB ports.