ViewSonic has outed a new 3D processing box that promises to make content from Blu-ray, TV and the PS3 playable on its 3D DLP projectors. The ViewSonic VPD31 processor - coupled with the PDG-250 3D glasses - has a pair of HDMI v1.4a inputs and one HDMI v1.3 output to hook up to the company's 3D ready DLP Link 3D/120Hz projectors.
ViewSonic has outed at least part of its MWC 2011 line-up ahead of next week's show, with the new ViewSonic V350 Android smartphone and ViewPad 10Pro dual-booting tablet making their debut. The V350 runs Android 2.2 Froyo with a 3.5-inch HVGA touchscreen, but more interestingly has dual SIM slots and can maintain two active network connections simultaneously.
Viewsonic's GTablet didn't exactly impress early-adopters with its stock interface, but it seems Notion Ink may have inadvertently come to the rescue. xda-developers modder roebeet has taken the Notion Ink ROMs and whipped up a custom Eden build for the GTablet, putting the three-pane UI and slick browser onto the rival slate.
What a week! While a few of us on the R3 crew were rolling around in different parts of the world that weren't Vegas, the bulk were rolling hard at CES 2011! The Consumer Electronics Show had blasts of this, slips of that, and a wacky array of stories and happenings that shall forever go down in the history books as a CES to be clicked with! How ever in the world will we organize all of this information? How about one big monster of a list of links, for starters? Who could we call for such a tast, hm? So much exclusive content, so much time time - I know! The Daily Slash! Get one of the biggest heaping helpings you've ever seen, below!
This isn't the first and it isn't going to be the last roundup post of CES news and info for this season. It's one big thwack. Comb with me, if you will, through the content and devour the ingredients. Joy! PREVIEW: my favorite is the Notion Ink Adam hands-on at CES 2011 - wowie!
ViewSonic has followed up its Android tablets with an Android 2.2 smartphone, the 4.1-inch ViewSonic ViewPad 4. Built around a WVGA touchscreen, the ViewPad 4 runs Qualcomm's 1GHz MSM8255 processor and has a 5-megapixel autofocus camera capable of 720p HD video recording.
Complete integration between computing and television has been dreamed about in the past, but recently the merging between them seems much more imminent. Boxee, software that brings intelligent capabilities to television, will be showcased by ViewSonic this CES. It will run an Intel® Atom™ processor CE4100 and will allow you to surf throughout the net, check Facebook, Twitter, and even stream Pandora or movies from Netflix.
Viewsonic has blamed underbaked Android support for large-screen devices like its 10.1-inch GTablet, an unoptimized Adobe Flash plugin and issued getting its custom UI working properly with NVIDIA's Tegra 2 chipset for the poor "user experience" reported by early adopters. Having seen the Android 2.2 Froyo GTablet pulled from Staples this weekend over what the retailer described as a "manufacturing defect", Viewsonic is arguing that in fact simple software updates will address the issues.
Mintpass still hasn't got around to delivering the 7-inch Android tablet they talked about back in 2009, but it seems they've already moved on to more interesting things. According to CNET Asia, the Korean company is working on a dual-screen clamshell tablet, similar in form-factor to the Toshiba Libretto W100, but dual-booting between Windows 7 and Android and launching in the first half of 2011.
Last week we caught up with the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 tablets as the pair of slates made their UK debut. Now, ViewSonic has confirmed availability and pricing for the two tablets in the US, with the 7-inch model arriving in late Q4 2010 for $479, while the 10-inch dual-booting model will arrive in Q1 2011 at $629.
ViewSonic's ViewPad 10 is the bigger, dual-boot sibling to the all-Android ViewPad 7, offering a choice between Android or Windows 7 in one, 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen slate. Back at IFA 2010 it was still known as the ViewPad 100 and all the company had to show was a rather unstable prototype; now, with the full launch expected on November 15 priced at £449 and with the same trade-in discount scheme as the ViewPad 7, we caught up with the ViewPad 10 to see if its dual-personalities had bedded in.