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ViewSonic Viewpad 100Q tablet revealed, sports quad-core RK3188 chip

Though not really a household name when it comes to Android devices, ViewSonic has been producing mid-range tablets with fairly decent specs for a long time now. Last we heard from the manufacturer was at CES early this year, with their Tegra 3-powered 24-inch “tablet” display. Now ViewSonic has unveiled another tablet, although in a more portable size.

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The ViewPad 100Q is a 10-inch tablet running on Rockchip’s quad-core offering, the RK3188. It has 2 GB of RAM with 16 GB of internal storage. It makes use of a high-definition IPS display although the resoultion has not been mentioned. It is also supposed to have a rear and a front-facing camera, but details about these are likewise absent. The ViewPad 100Q also sports a mini HDMI port as well as a microSD slot for extra storage.

The choice of a Rockchip system-on-chip is probably a strange one in a world of Qualcomm Snapdragons and NVIDIA Tegras, but it’s probably to keep costs down. The 100Q will be running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, so hopefully the RK3188′s four Cortex A9 running at 1.6 GHz will be up to the task.

The ViewPad 100Q is definitely not an impressive device. But with a weight of 1.3 lbs and a price tag of $230, it could be a bargain for some Android users. Availability hasn’t been announced yet although it might start appearing on Viewsonic’s online stores in a few days.

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Viewsonic ViewPad 10e tablet priced at $399 — Runs Gingerbread

We first mentioned the new ViewPad 10e back in October but since then it hasn’t really seen any attention. This follow up to the original ViewPad 10 is geared for the entry level crowd — hence the e in the title but the price doesn’t look to budget friendly. Viewsonic isn’t one of the major players in Android and with this new tablet, that wont be changing. The ViewPad 10e had recently been spotted on Amazon for an outrageous asking price of $399.

Although the specs are quite decent and include a 9.7″ 1026 x 768 IPS display we only have a single-core 1.0 GHz processor and 512MB of RAM and 4GB of storage. Viewsonic has also outfitted this tablet with micro-USB, micro-SD, and an HDMI port for all of your needs — but the price is a bit too high. What makes this even worse, especially for the price, is Viewsonic is launching this with Android 2.3 Gingerbread — no Honeycomb or better yet Ice Cream Sandwich.

With new tablets coming to market such as the quad-core ASUS Transformer Prime for only a little extra, or the super cheap ASUS 7″ MeMO rocking a quad-core and Ice Cream Sandwich for $249 this tablet really doesn’t stand a chance. For now this is only a pre-order price listed by Amazon but they are usually pretty close when it comes to pricing. If Viewsonic plans to sell this single-core outdated device for a premium they wont be getting too far.

Who’s interested in this tablet? If it makes you feel any better J&R has a pre-order for $299 right here.

[via TabletBite]


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Viewsonic ViewPad 10e Looking to Retail in the $300-$400 Range, According to Early Presale Pages

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It looks like ViewSonic is just about ready to launch the ViewPad 10e here in the United States and some retailers are starting to take presales. One such retailer is Amazon who has posted a firm $400 price point for the 9.7 inch tablet. That’ll get you a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and Android 2.3 with SPB Mobile Shell 3D over the top. Worth it? Hardly, especially considering other tablets currently available that you can get for that same price point. The folks at J&R have the tablet for $300 but there are still better devices available for that price. It’s there if you want it, but I doubt many of you do. [TabletBite, Android Community]


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Hands on with the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e [Video]

Our own Joe Sirianni visited the ViewSonic booth and was able to put his hands on the ViewPad 10e. This is far from the a game changer, but it’s priced right for the budget minded. If you’re looking for something basic, and not interested in playing high end games or doing some serious multitasking, this could be the tab for you. It features a 9.7-inch (1024 x 768) IPS LCD display, 1 GHz single-core processor, 512MB of RAM, 1.3MP front camera, 4GB of internal storage (additional 32GB available with microSD), WiFi, Bluetooth 3.0, and Android 2.3. Other than the specs, the other negative is that you won’t find the Android Market on it, so you will have to use the Amazon App Store for downloading apps.

On the plus side, it’s fairly thin at 9.14mm and there is the promise of an Ice Cream Sandwich update. As Joe noted, it seems strange that they would release a tablet with Gingerbread, and not Honeycomb. It will be interesting to see if they actually are able to come through with the ICS update. As I mentioned, this isn’t cutting edge, but the price is $279.

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ViewSonic Introduces ViewPad 10pi & 10e Tablets; ViewPhone 3 Smartphone

It looks like the ViewPad E70 budget tablet introduction wasn’t enough for ViewSonic at CES. They’ve gone ahead and unleashed more toys in the wild for us to play with… this time two more tablets and a smartphone. The tablets— known as the ViewPad 10pi and 10e— aren’t exactly game-changers, but they do have their unique features. The ViewPad 10pi is noteworthy as it features a dual-boot setup of Gingerbread 2.3 and Windows 7, with both OSes running on an Intel Oak Trail processor on a 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen display. While price is a bit steep at $849, the ability to run a dual-boot setup is tantalizing and will certainly sway a potential buyer or two. The ViewPad 10e is a tablet that is again running Gingerbread 2.3, but is only 9.1mm thin, promises 200 hours of standby time and has a sweet IPS display as well. Though there’s no Android Market, the tablet will come preloaded with the Amazon App Store, so you’ll still be able to access a plethora of apps. Look for the ViewPad 10e to be priced around $279. Both the ViewPad 10pi and 10e tablets will be released around the end of January.

The final eye-opener is ViewSonic’s announcement of their newest phone: the ViewPhone 3. As a dual-SIM handset, the phone features HSDPA connectivity, a 3.5-inch screen, 800MHz processor and Gingerbread 2.3. Look for the phone to be released in late Q1 of this year for $279. Hit the break for some photos and the presser from ViewSonic for all 3 devices.

 

 

ViewSonic Announces New Mobility Initiative with Android™ and Windows®-Based Tablets, New Dual-SIM Smartphone at CES 2012
New ViewPad® tablets and ViewPhone™ 3 enhances the company’s family of mobility solutions for consumers and mobile professionalsCES, Las Vegas, NV – January 10, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp. (South Hall 36631), a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, announced new 10″ tablets and a smartphone during CES 2012 to bring the company’s mobile expertise to new audiences worldwide.Expanding its ViewPad product portfolio, ViewSonic released the ViewPad 10e and ViewPad 10pi, both 10″ tablets designed to fit into today’s mobile lifestyle. The company’s ViewPad tablet line, which also consists of the ViewPad 7e and the ViewPad 10pro, are perfect options for consumers to surf the web and interact with friends, and for the mobile worker to enhance productivity while on the go. On the heels of the successful smartphone line currently available in Asia Pacific, the ViewPhone 3 is the company’s first dual-SIM smartphone for the Latin American region.”2011 was a strong year for our mobile product family, as we debuted new tablets to fit various budgets and audiences. We’re hitting the New Year strong with the introduction of new tablet innovations and our first Latin America smartphone,” said Jeff Volpe, president for ViewSonic Americas.The new products include:ViewPad 10pi – For today’s busy mobile professional, the ViewPad 10pi offers robust performance and state-of-the-art usability and productivity. The Windows® 7 Professional device features dual cameras for business video conferencing with a crisp IPS 1280×800 display panel. The tablet’s ViewScene™ user interface is powered by Thinix® Touch to ensure users have an easy-to-touch, web-browsing experience. A dual-OS device, the ViewPad 10pi is powered by Intel’s Oak Trail z670 processor and can run Android 2.3 in addition to the Windows OS. The ViewPad 10pi has an ESP of $849 and is available late January 2012 in North America.ViewPad 10e – Designed with ViewSonic’s power efficient model, the ViewPad 10e is paper thin and delivers more than 200 hours of standby life, ensuring the tablet withstands even the biggest power users. A perfect powerful tablet at an economical price point, the ViewPad 10e is ideal for every member of the family. Measuring just 9.1mm, the 10″ enhanced, multi-viewing IPS display provides a superior ebook, movie viewing and game-playing experience. The device also includes many Android applications, such as the Amazon Kindle Reader and Amazon App Store for Android, and the 1Mobile market, which provides access to thousands of other free apps and games. Running Android 2.3 and a 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor, the ViewPad 10e also includes the ViewScene 3D customized interface to bring a user-friendly, 3D-like experience to consumers. The ViewPad 10e has an ESP of $299 and will be available late January 2012 in North America and Latin America.

ViewPhone 3 – A dual-SIM phone, the ViewPhone 3 allows users to separate work and personal calls, providing more freedom and privacy across all networks, including GSM, EDGE and HSDPA. With a 3.5″ capacitive touch display, the ViewPhone 3 is the first ViewSonic phone to arrive in Latin America – a perfect fit for users based on research from Informa, who found that about 27 percent of all mobile subscriptions in the region are classified as multiple subscriptions. ViewSonic is directly addressing this market demand by enabling users to select the carrier and plan that best fits their individual use case. The ARM 800Mhz processor and Android 2.3 operating system ensure the phone brings powerful functionality to consumers. The ViewPhone 3 has an ESP of $279 and will be available in late Q1 2012.

To set up a time to meet with ViewSonic during the show to experience the tablets and smartphones firsthand, please email viewsonic@lewispr.com. For further information on ViewSonic and its products, visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.

For more product information, visit ViewSonic.com/CES2012

About ViewSonic
ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including tablets, LED TVs, computers, LED monitors, projectors, digital photo frames, digital signage displays, 3D devices and digital media players. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 800.888.8583 or 909.444.8888; or visit ViewSonic.com.

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ViewSonic ViewPad E70 – Android 4.0 on a 7″ screen

ViewSonic has yet another awkwardly named Android tablet on the way, only this one might be worth remembering – it comes with Android 4.0 from launch. The ViewPad E70 is the model in question, which has been announced at CES as offering the “ultimate in value” for those after the latest version of Android on a tab.

And it looks like that claim may actually be true, as the US price for the ViewPad E70 is an impressively cheap $169. That’s about £110 in our money, before taxes. This is it:

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Obviously it’s not a POWERHOUSE for that money – the E70 will arrive running on a 1GHz single-core processor, so may struggle a bit when asked to do anything other than sit there in standby mode occasionally seeing if you’ve got any new emails.

But you never know. Here’s the announcement:

ViewSonic Introduces New Android™ 4.0 Tablet at CES 2012

ViewPad® E70 featuring the latest Ice Cream Sandwich operating system provides a premium mobile entertainment experience for web surfing, e-reading, gaming and more

WALNUT, Calif. – January 10, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the newest addition to its tablet line, the 7” ViewPad E70. The ViewPad E70offers the ultimate in value and fun for a premium tablet experience at an affordable price, featuring Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, super light weight compact design and premium apps and services. The ViewPad E70 brings advanced technology to consumers with rich features and premium value, for an extremely portable and affordable mobile entertainment device. Integrated apps and services provide easy access to leading multimedia, entertainment content, and thousands of mobile apps offered.

The compact, ultra slim Android 4.0 tablet ships with a 1GHz processor and 4GB memory storage. Other features include a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi support and microSD expandable storage up to 32 GB. The ultra-portable design makes it easy for users to bring the device on-the-go for viewing and streaming multimedia with the included 1080p HDMI output.

“ViewSonic is committed to delivering advanced technology designed with the consumer in mind,” said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development, ViewSonic. “Featuring the latest Android operating system, along with leading apps and services for entertainment content, the ViewPad E70 continues the ViewSonic tradition of bringing feature-rich products to new markets.”

ViewPad E70 delivers a rich user experience with included apps, premium features, and the latest Android 4.0 operating system. One of the most portable and affordable tablet products on the market, ViewPad E70 is designed to meet consumer demand for a tablet that delivers on both quality features and value.

The ViewPad e70 will be available for an ESP of $169.99 in late Q1.

Related posts:

  1. ViewSonic ViewPad 10e – Android 2.3 tablet in a slimline case
  2. ViewSonic ViewPad 10e now available – £199 for 9.7″ Android 2.3 tablet

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ViewSonic unleashes ViewPad 10pi, 10e and ViewPhone 3 at CES

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It wasn’t enough for ViewSonic to bring just one tablet to CES 2012, the company had two ten-inchers in tow as well, though, neither the 10pi or 10e sport the lust-worthy Ice Cream Sandwich. The 10pi is a dual-booting machine with an Oak Trail z670 pushing your choice of Gingerbread or Windows 7 to a 1280 x 800 IPS panel. The 10e is a 9.1mm-thin Android 2.3 device running on a 1GHz Cortex A8. Both the 10pi and 10e will be available later this month for $849 and $299, respectively. The company also announced that the ViewPhone 3 would be coming to Latin America, as expected, later this quarter for $279. Check out the PR after the break.

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Viewsonic Viewpad 10e Available for 200 Pounds

Those living in the UK are in luck. The Viewsonic Viewpad 10e is now available for £200. We previously weren’t certain of the price of the device, let alone when the tablet would be released. This is definitely a welcome surprise now that we have definitive answers. In case you’ve forgotten, this 9.7-inch Gingerbread 2.3 tablet features a 1GHz processor, 512MB of RAM and a snazzy 1024 x 768 display. This is a modest tablet with some solid specs, so it looks like it’s priced to sell. A great gift idea for your loved ones or friends perhaps?

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Viewsonic Viewpad 10e Now Available for 200 Pounds

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In case you haven’t heard yet, the Viewsonic Viewpad 10e is now available in the UK for 200 pounds. It’s a 9.7 inch Android tablet but it isn’t exactly running the software that you probably hoped it would. We’re dealing with Android 2.3 here being run by a 1GHz Cortex A8 (single core) processor and 512MB of RAM. While it’s sure to be a decent tablet for those who are a bit strapped for cash, we’re sure you can find comparable deals on better Android tablets closer to the holiday season. If you want to order it anyway, head here. [via EuroDroid]


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ViewSonic ViewPad 10e now available – £199 for 9.7″ Android 2.3 tablet

One of ViewSonic’s numerous Android tablets is now available in the UK, with high street warehouse Argos selling the ViewPad 10e for £199. The ViewPad 10e comes with a 9.7″ IPS LCD screen running at 1024×768 resolution, powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 Processor, with 512MB of RAM and 4GB of media storage space inside.

The downer is it’ll arrive with Android 2.3 installed rather than a fancy tablet version of the OS, although you do get the SPB Shell “3D” user interface layered over the top of it, making it look a little more impressive on the big screen.

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Reviews beneath the Argos listing are a little… unflattering. Here are the tech specs of the 10e. The only thing we don’t know is if that screen is resistive or capacitive.

Processor 1Ghz Cortex A8 Processor
OS Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
LCD Monitor 9.7” IPS LCD 1024 x 768 ; XGA
Brightness 400 cd/m2 Brightness
Memory DDR3 512 MB
Internal Memory 4GB

Band Wifi only
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth BlueTooth 3.0 and 2.1 + EDR compatibility
External Memory Micro SD card slot
I/O Interface Micro USB/ Mini-HDMI/ 3.5mm headset audio jack
Audio Stereo speakers/ microphone
Sensors G-sensor
Cameras Front: CMOS 1.3MP
Battery Li-Polymer 5400mAh
Charger 12V/ 2Amp
USB Micro USB
Dimensions 241.6 x 188.6 x 9.1 mm
Weight 620 grams
Accessories Power adaptor (with plugs), Quick Start Guide, 1Mobile Market QSG, Compliance information, Micro USB cable

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  2. ViewSonic ViewPad 7x tablet – Android 3.2 on a 7″ screen, for €349
  3. ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro – Android 2.3 and Windows 7 combi tablet

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The Week in Android News

Android Central Recap

Mobile Nations. Hands on with the Samsung Galaxy Nexus. Oh yes — yet another fun week in Android has come to an end, so let's take a look at some of what you may have missed.

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Viewsonic teams up with BreifMe to give away two ViewPad 7E tablets

Brief Me is an application that was created by Webwag. It’s sole purpose is to offer you a quick and convenient way to view and read your topics of interest. Combining your social networks such as Twitter and Facebook along side premium media partners and Google reader content. Giving you a very topic-oriented approach to the information that you are most interested in. The social aspect of the application also offers the ability to interact with your social networks right from Brief Me with out launching another application. The concept is great and the overall look is very WP7-ish. Apparently that is the new design that is in now.

Why did I give you a little info on Brief Me? Well, it is stuff you are going to want to know. Brief Me has just teamed up with ViewSonic to offer it’s readers a chance to win a ViewPad 7e tablet. Now this isn’t one of those super crazy high end Android tablets. Sporting a ARM A8 1Ghz processor, 512RAM, Android 2.3 and a 7″ TFT-LCD touch screen. Like I said, not a monster tablet, but does the job. Besides who doesn’t love free??

If you want to go a head and enter the contest and see if you can snag a new toy to play with, or a perfect tablet for your kids, you will want to point your browser over to WebWag. Be prepared to answer some questions about the Brief Me application and the ViewSonic tablet though in order to successfully enter. Good luck guys.

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Application: Brief Me
Developer:Webwag
Cost: FREE

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Officially Announced for End of October, $200

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ViewSonic has made official the next tablet in their Android tablet series. We’re getting the ViewPad 7e, a 7 inch tablet that runs Gingerbread and makes use of SPB Mobile Shell’s home replacement app for eye candy.

Beneath the hood is a 1GHz processor, micro HDMI, a 3 megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth and 802.11n WiFi. goods include Swype, RiteTouch and AirSync for over-the-air updates.

It should be available in North America within a week’s time (Latin America later) and will only cost $200, making it a decent option over the similarly priced Amazon Kindle if you need more of a pure tablet. You can find it for pre-order at Amazon. Read on for full press details.

WALNUT, Calif. - ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today expanded its ViewPad tablet lineup to include the new ViewPad 7e.

Created with the economical consumer in mind, while offering the newest and most in-demand features, the ViewPad 7e is ViewSonic’s latest addition to the successful ViewPad tablet lineup. This convenient 7" Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet combines a powerful 1GHz processor that is excellent for flash video and web browsing. The included Amazon Services for Android and Amazon Kindle™ for Android applications create a great tablet and e-reading device. With pre-installed apps like Twitter, TuneIn Radio and WildTangent games, a service for convenient browsing, downloading and purchasing of online and social games, the ViewPad 7e delivers a layered, intuitive experience that is sure to please all ages and wallets.

ViewSonic has further improved the Gingerbread experience with its exclusive ViewScene 3D interface to deliver an intuitive home screen layout with holographic visual effects. With the new ViewSonic user interface, usability and navigation is unparalleled. Users can quickly get up to speed and customize their favorite apps, delivered directly from the Android storefront.

With its RiteTouch technology and multi-touch capability, it’s easy to write directly on the ViewPad 7e’s 800�–600 LED backlit screen. It is perfect for note taking in the classroom, or highlighting excerpts within a novel or textbook. RiteTouch technology makes it easy to swipe across content, zoom in and out, and scroll through emails using either a fingertip or a stylus. Texting couldn’t be easier with the built-in Swype™ keyboard, making typing lightening fast right out of the box.

Whether experiencing 1080p video playback via the Micro HDMI connection, enjoying Flash 10.3 based applications, or engaging in video chats or taking photos using the dual cameras (3MP rear, VGA 0.3MP front), the ViewPad 7e delivers a robust yet cost-effective multimedia experience. In addition to 4GB of internal storage, the ViewPad 7e offers up to 32GB of additional storage capacity via the micro SD card slot. Teamed with Wi-Fi® 802.11 g/b/n and Bluetooth® support, consumers are able to stay connected to all their favorite multimedia content wherever they go. For added convenience and functionality, the ViewPad 7e offers ViewSonic’s AirSync® technology to ensure that tablet owners will receive over-the-air device updates as they are rolled out, from feature add-ons to software updates.

The ViewPad 7e will be available in North America at the end of October for an ESP of $199.99. Latin America will follow with product availability in November.


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ViewSonic’s Viewpad 7x Hits The FCC, On Track For October Release

The Viewpad 7x Android Honeycomb tablet that was announced by ViewSonic at the Berlin IFA conference back in early September has now made its way through the FCC, scoring wins with both its WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities. Word is that you’ll see the device sold for $379 when it is made available later this month. Let’s give the specs a look:

  • Runs Android 3.2
  • Dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor
  • 7-inch 1024×600 resolution
  • Front 2MP camera/ 5MP rear cam
  • 8GB of internal storage

ViewSonic’s Viewpad 7x Hits The FCC, On Track For October Release


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ViewSonic Announces New Dual-boot Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Windows 7 Tablet

Today ViewSonic has just announced the new ViewPad 10 Pro. We recently saw this back in May running Android 2.2 so it’s nice to see they’ve updated to Gingerbread. A dual-boot Win 7 and Honeycomb tablet would be amazing if you ask me, it’s a shame we aren’t seeing that but I’m sure its next on the list.

The ViewPad 10 Pro is powered by an 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor Z670 (single core), 2GB of RAM, 16GB and 32GB flavors will be available (SSD Hard Drive) all on a 10.1″ 1024×600 resolution display. It will also feature a 1.3 MP front facing camera and a micro SD slot for expanded storage options. While the specs do look quite impressive the slightly lower screen resolution and single core CPU might be the weakest links here in a market flooded with top performing dual-core NVIDIA Android Honeycomb tablets.

The ViewPad 10 Pro will be available with both Windows 7 Professional, and Home Premium. The 32GB ViewPad will be offered with Windows 7 Professional and run an EST $699 while the 16GB flavor will operate under Win 7 Home Premium and will cost slightly less at $599. As a reminder android runs in a virtual environment over Windows 7 on the tablet and will be launched via a single click of the Android OS App but performance should still be plenty fast and stable.

This isn’t the first dual-boot tablet from ViewSonic but it’s nice to see a more updated Android build running here instead of 1.6 like before. More details are available at the full Press Release.

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ViewSonic’s Android Phones Launching In India

Viewsonic has been working on a full portfolio of Android based products including both tablets and smartphones.  Their first tablets launched here in the United States however it looks like their taking their smartphones to India for release.  According to the Mobile Indian site the Viewpad 4 and the V350 are launching in India sometime [...]

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New App: Kaspersky Unveils Honeycomb-Compatible Tablet Security

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One of the geek community’s favored anti-virus solutions on Windows, Kaspersky has recently made its move to secure the world of all things Android. Next up the company’s sleeve is Kaspersky Tablet Security (clever name, right?), which brings Kaspersky’s virus protection to Honeycomb (3.0 and 3.1, plus non-Honeycomb 2.1+) tablets. And it also runs on your phone, which allowed me (I am tablet-less) to take these screenshots:

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Basically, it’s Kaspersky Mobile Security 9 spruced up for tablets, with all the theft protection, call blocking, SMS, and other phone-specific features removed….

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Android 3.2: It’s Honeycomb The Way It Should Have Been Since Day One – 7" Tablet Support, Bug Fixes, And More

7-inchtabletsWhen Huawei announced the new 7-inch MediaPad Honeycomb tablet this morning, chaos confusion ensued. The device runs Android 3.2, a new build of Honeycomb that nobody outside Google or Huawei seemed to have seen before. It didn’t help that Huawei was quite secretive about what additions the new OS brought (other than support for 7-inch tablets and a new version number).

Well now, thanks to the folks at This is my next, we have a better idea of what’s new, though it’s important to keep in mind that this information is still very much a rumor, albeit one allegedly…

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7x Android Honeycomb tablet – pictured at Computex 2011

We knew that ViewSonic was going to be making a run at being the first 7inch tablet to ship with Android 3.0 Honeycomb, and now at Computex 2011 in Taipai, we have some real images of the ViewPad 7x tablet.

The specs are pretty much the same as what we had heard about a couple weeks back, featuring the NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual-core processor, Android 3.0.1 Honeycomb, and 1024×600 display resolution. After having a look at the device below, it looks like it may fair better than ViewSonics’ earlier Android tablet devices, which is what they need to be taken seriously anyway, and shake that ‘cheap’ image away. Have a look and let us know what you think!

Images and Press Release below.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x Android Honeycomb tablet – pictured at Computex 2011


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ViewSonic Unveils Two New Tablets: The ViewPad 7x And The Android-Virtualized 10Pro

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If you’ve been looking for a 7 inch tablet without the bells and whistles of the HTC Flyer or the newly announced ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D, then it looks like ViewSonic may have your number, as it has just announced its newest Honeycomb tablet: the 7-inch ViewPad 7x.

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The ViewPad 7x is pretty cut-and-dry as far as Android tablets are concerned – just in a smaller package. It’s packing a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor under its hood, along with a 7 inch, 1024×600 display, HDMI out, microUSB, and…

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A1CS X220 tablet – Android 2.2 on a 10.2″ screen for £169

We’ve been trawling the budget rebranded Chinese Android device sections again, with the seemingly excellent value A1CS X220 standing out from the crowd by offering a 10.2″ screen and Android 2.2 for a rather affordable £169.

Sadly the screen is resistive so you’ll have to poke it pretty hard, although you do get two USB connectors and an Ethernet port – which ought to save on battery.

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The Amazon reviews from those who took a punt are overwhelmingly positive. So if you need a bigger screen for an entry level price, it seems like a decent option.

This is also sold under the brand name Flytouch2 – and there’s a fantastic demo video of it up on YouTube.

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  4. eviGroup launches its Android Wallet tablet – 5″ screen, Android 1.5, €199

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Finally Gets 2.2, Making Dual-Boot Worthwhile

On paper, the ViewPad 10 was a really cool device, bringing dual-booting to those people that needed (or just wanted) both some Android and some Windows 7 features. It was like a software peanut butter and jelly sandwich. In practice, the problem came with the fact that the tablet came with Android 1.6, an outdated version of the software that was lacking some pretty big features. Well, anyone toting the ViewPad will be happy to know that the tablet will be receiving an update to 2.2, making that Android boot a lot more useful. The downside here is that in order to install the update, you need to upload it to a thumb drive and then plug in that thumb drive and a USB keyboard into the tablet. But that’s a small challenge for a big upgrade, right? Full press release after the break. Read More…

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Finally Gets 2.2, Making Dual-Boot Worthwhile


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Viewsonic Viewpad 10 gets Android update

All Android users get excited on upgrade day for their device. New updates to newer versions of the Android OS bring with them all sorts of new features and bug fixes that will make devices work better. If you are a Viewsonic ViewPad 10 user today is your upgrade day with the little tablet jumping from Android 1.6 up to Android 2.2.

The update to Android 2.2 makes this tablet even more appealing to shoppers looking for a new tablet, granted the OS still isn’t as cool at Android 3.0. The upside to getting the Viewpad 10 is that the tablet it’s also capable of dual booting Windows as well so you can have the best of both operating systems. How many Viewpad 10 owners have already applied the update?

If you missed this tablet and are in the market now that it is up to 2.2, the specifications are below. The tablet has a 10-inch screen with 1024 x 600 resolution. The processor is a 1.66GHz unit with 2GB of total memory and it connects to networks with WiFi. The tablet also has Bluetooth, a 1.3MP front camera for video chat and lots more.

[via Phandroid]

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Viewsonic offers free test drive to ViewPad 7 buyers

There is nothing worse than buyer’s remorse when you get your shiny new gadget. Viewsonic is trying to coax buyers into trying its ViewPad 7 and since it’s not a big name in the tablet world its luring geeks in with an interesting new offer. The offer is a free test drive.

The Try for Free campaign isn’t exactly free like you might think. Viewsonic doesn’t hand you a tablet and tell you to go home and use it. You buy the ViewPad 7 at normal price and if in the first 30 days you decide you don’t like it you can get all your money back.

Viewsonic will even cover the return shipping up to about £10. The company says terms and conditions apply. Presumably, those terms are that the device would have to be in like new condition with no damage. This sounds like an interesting offer for UK gadget fans.

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The Week in Android News

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Another week has ended, and still no HTC Thunderbolt, but believe it or not there has been other news in the Android world. So if you found yourself caught up in that Angry Birds update, and missed any news this week, be sure to check below for what you may have missed.

General News

Hardware News

Tablet News

The Week in Android News posted originally by Android Central

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Viewsonic ViewPad10

I know that you do not remember but back in November 2010 we were talking about the possible dual-booting Windows 7 / Android tablet coming up to our shores. Well, it is finally happening and at the end of this month we are going to see Viewsonic ViewPad10. Here are some of its features just [...]

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Dual-booting Android / Windows 7 ViewPad 10 from Viewsonic now shipping

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Back in November we were told the dual-booting Windows 7 / Android tablet would be shipping come Q1 2011 and Viewsonic today has made that happen. Just in case you need a refresher on specs, what you’ll be getting yourself into with the ViewPad 10 is:

  • 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor
  • 2GB of memory
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n,
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • 1.3 megapixel built-in front camera
  • MicroSD card slot
  • Android 1.6 and either Windows 7 Home Premium (with a 16GB SSD hard drive) or Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD hard drive) for respective ESPs of $599 and $679.

Not so sure how well Android 1.6 is going to fare in the days of the Motorola Xoom but if you’re looking for the full press release from Viewsonic, you’ll find it behind the break. [MarketWire]

Dual-booting Android / Windows 7 ViewPad 10 from Viewsonic now shipping posted originally by Android Central

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