ViewSonic has unveiled a pair of new 10-inch tablets, along with a smartphone, at CES today, including a dual-boot Android and Windows model along with dual-SIM support. The ViewSonic ViewPad 10pi runs both Windows 7 and Android 2.3 on an Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor, serving both OSes up on a 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen.
While this isn't the first time we've seen the tablet named ViewSonic ViewPad 7e, this is the first time we've gotten an official announcement on how we'll be able to grab hold of it here in the USA. This device has an "E" at the end of it because it is indeed the Entry-level tablet offered by ViewSonic. What you'll get is Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a unique interface over the top of it designed by the folks who made SPB Shell 3D. You'll be running this and a 1GHz single-core processor on a 7-inch display with 800 x 600 pixel resolution. Look like the inexpensive tab for you?
It appears that ViewSonic will once again be trying their luck with an inexpensively constructed tablet, this time in the 9.7-inch single-core Android 2.3 Gingerbread 10E. Thus far ViewSonic has been tossing tablets out like their candy inside 2011, with the ViewPad 7x, 10pro, and 7e. Each of these tablets has either been 7-inches and running Gingerbread or 10-inches and running Windows 7 with Android virtualized inside. What we've got here is ViewSonic's first 9.7-inch Android-only tablet boasting, amongst other things, a 9.1mm thinness. Could it compete with the massive tablet market in the mix today, or would it require nothing less than a fantastically low price to blast this tablet into the market?
What you're about to see is a video that actually contains a bit of hands-on time with three tablets, the ViewSonic ViewPad being the only one of the bunch we'd not yet gotten to see in-person before. The initial international launch of the tablet trio ViewSonic ViewPad 7X, 10pro, and 7E took place on the first of September, and this look at the set comes right beside the display-intensive company's announcement of a release here in the USA. This isn't the first time we've come across the 10pro for certain, the idea that a Windows 7 tablet would be able to also run Android being a rather enticing value proposition for developers. Have a look at what it's all about and see if it's the tablet for your dual-OS future.
Viewsonic's budget-friendly ViewPad 7e Android tablet has surfaced on Amazon for $199.99. We got to spend some hands-on time with the tablet when it first debuted last week at IFA 2011 and seems like a good entry-level device for bargain shoppers. However, it's only available for pre-orders at the moment without an estimated shipping date.
This week we've been getting a look at a whole handful of Android tablets at IFA 2011, one of the most inexpensive of which being the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e. The "e" in the name here stands for "Entry" aka "Entry-Level" meaning that it'll certainly be ViewSonic's least expensive tablet on the market for the time being. We got the opportunity to take a close look at this lovely white-bordered Android tablet and we'd just love to show you what it's all about.
This week we got the opportunity to take a hands-on look at quite a few devices, today playing host to a set of tablets that may well change the tablet world forever - is the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x one of them? This is an Android 3.2.x Honeycomb tablet, a tablet we first got wind of earlier today, this year's IFA conference in Berlin certainly not letting us down on the tablet front. You'll find a whole new user interface, a lovely 7-inch display size, and the quality you've come to expect from all ViewSonic hardware.
ViewSonic has made some tablet announcements of its own today at IFA 2011 with a tablet trio of varying sizes and platforms. There's a 7-inch Android 3.2 Honeycomb tablet called the ViewPad 7x, a 10-inch dual-boot Windows Oaktrail tablet PC called the ViewPad 10pro, and a budget-friendly e-reader-like tablet called the ViewPad 7e.
While we've been seeing this tablet pop up here and again over the past few months, it's today where we get the biggest amount of seemingly finalized information on the release of this bit of hardware. From the three-birds brand you and I have come to trust in monitor technology comes the ViewPad 10pro, a tablet capable of running Windows 7 with Android 2.3 Gingerbread as an application on top. This device is set to run such functionality on a single-core 1.5GHz Intel Atom processor Z670, a processor they say has been created specifically for tablet whose aim is to minimize power consumption at the same time as remaining small and thin.
All of a sudden, ViewSonic's new ViewPad 10Pro tablet is looking a lot more interesting. Although billed as a dual-OS slate, which led us to believe it would switch between Windows 7 and Android in the same way as the older ViewPad 10, in fact the 10Pro uses BlueStacks, the clever Parallels-but-for-Android-apps-on-Windows software we first mentioned back in April. Rather than demanding that you switch wholesale between Microsoft's OS and Google's, you'll be able to use Android apps alongside Windows software.