ViewSonic Tablets Officially Coming to America
As suspected, ViewSonic has officially announced that its line of tablets will be coming to American stores, some as early as this month.
Rivaling the Samsung Galaxy Tab, ViewSonic's 7-inch tablet, the ViewPad 7, will debut later this month with Android 2.2 (Froyo) and a snapdragon processor, the company announced. ViewSonic plans to expand functionality through Android apps .
"With access to the universe of Android apps, our new ViewPads are perfectly suited for enjoying digital entertainment and social media. Office productivity is also a snap with robust web browsing functionality," said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager for ViewSonic America, in a statement.
The ViewPad 7 will have 512MB memory, 3G connectivity, a 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and front-facing webcam. ViewSonic hasn't specified a 3G carrier, but the ViewPad 7 will retail for $480, which at least makes it cheaper than an off-contract Galaxy Tab .
The ViewPad 10 will not be coming until early 2011, but it may be worth the wait for those who want a Windows 7 tablet. The ViewPad 10 will actually dual-boot, meaning it comes with two operating systems (Android and Windows 7) and users can switch back and forth depending on their preferences.
The ViewPad 10 will have a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, 16GB of storage (with microSD card slot for more storage), 1GB of RAM, 1024 x 600 pixel resolution display and the Home Premium version of Windows 7 for $630.