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Viewsonic ViewPads get announced, 7″ will set you back $699 – 10″ $799

Viewsonic Australia today announced that it will be launching the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 for $699 and $799 respectively. Which seems priced better than the Galaxy Tab.

The Viewpad 7 is the 7″ tablet that runs Android 2.2 and is targeted towards the personal user. Like its rival, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the ViewPad 7 can make and receive calls via the speaker phone. See if the following specs whet your tablet-desiring appetite..

  • Android 2.2
  • 600MHz CPU (Qualcomm MSM 7227)
  • 7″ 800×480 Capacitive Display
  • 512MB RAM / ROM
  • MicroSD Card slot (up to 32GB)
  • HSPA 900MHz / 2100MHz (no NextG support)
  • WiFi b/g
  • Bluetooth 2.1
  • 3MP rear facing camera / VGA front facing camera

The ViewPad 10 is the 10″ tablet, which is more my style, and runs both Android 1.6 and Windows 7 (I’m onto a winner, if rooted) which Viewsonic are saying is for a more business orientated market. The specs on the Viewpad 10 are also a tad better than that of those on the Viewpad 7, but once again it’s all personal preference.

  • Android 1.6 & Windows 7
  • Intel ATOM 1.66GHz CPU
  • 10″ 1024×600 Capacitive Display
  • 512MB RAM / ROM
  • 1GB Internal Memory
  • 16GB SSD
  • 1.3MP Camera
  • G-Sensor
  • MicroSD Card slot (up to 32GB)

Those specs aren’t all confirmed as Viewsonic are only releasing some of the specs before the device launches January 2011. It’s nice to see both Windows & Android in a tablet, more than likely thanks to Intel’s initiative to bring Android 2.2 to Atom powered devices.

Personally I wouldn’t mind a Viewpad 10, if it’s rootable. No carriers have been announced to stock the devices, so more than likely they’ll be available from all the usual electronic retailers. We’ll keep you informed when we hear more.

 
Source: Roulla Yiacoumi.

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13 Comments on "Viewsonic ViewPads get announced, 7″ will set you back $699 – 10″ $799"

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Dylan
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Dylan

whats with all the old news?

Bren
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Bren

Not enough memory especially with 1.6
Too expensive
Why is it that so many android devices have so little RAM ?

Robbo
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Robbo

Forget the Viewpad, bring on the Viewsonic G Tablet.

1GHz NVIDIA Tegra 2 – Dual-core ARM Cortex-A9 CPU
512MB DRR
16GB internal memory (expandable up to 32GB via SD Card)
10.1″ TFT-LCD with LED driver system and 1024×600 resolution
OpenGL ES 2.0
32-bit LP-DDR2, DDR2
S1080p H.264/H.263/ VC-1/MPEG-2/4/WMV9/DiVX 4/5 Video Decode
1080p H.264/MPEG-4 Video Encode
Supports multi-standard audio formats, including AAC, AMR, WMA, and MP3
1.3-megapixel camera
3650mAh Li-ion polymer battery
WiFi : 802.11 b/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
Width: 10.5″
Height: 6.8″
Depth: 0.54″
Weight: 1.55 lbs.
Color: Black

Zathras0
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Zathras0

After having played with a LG Optimus one, the 600mhz and 2.2 can work quite well. I would ride of the 7 inch.

liam
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liam

if it was faster, better res, it would b good, so not good for this price. almost there android guys

Joey
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Joey

too expensive

schrecken
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why android 1.6 on the 10″?

I’ve played with the Hanvon 10″ which runs win 7 – needs something like a Blue Dolphin Overlay as win 7 buttons etc are too small.

Wyvern
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Wyvern

Because 1.6 is the only version of android that runs on x86. So even hackers cant put 2.2 on it :(.

Buzz Moody
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Not too sure, it could be 2.2 by the time it launches. There are videos of it running Win7 just fine, which is always good.

jimmej
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jimmej

Does anyone know of a larger tablet\computer that runs android? Looking for a multi-touch screen that just runs a web browser. Even better if it uses a VESA mounting… asking too much?

Dylan
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Dylan

poor cpu and res

Peter
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Peter

Glad I didn’t get the Telstra T-Touch then, these look pretty appetising, even without the mega specs on the smaller one. After setting up a T-Touch in store, I found it’s stylus is weaker than butter, screen’s alright but needs a bit of force. Just go capacitive.

Joey
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Joey

another brand has the exact same device as this in another country.. err

and this doesnt support flash either.

Pretty poor resolution too

wpDiscuz

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