ViewSonic ViewPad Android tablet & dual-booting Android/Microsoft slate tipped for IFA 2010

Aug 23, 2010
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ViewSonic has tipped its IFA 2010 hand, with the news that the company plans to bring two new tablets along to the show.  The 7-inch ViewSonic ViewPad will run Android and have dual cameras - one for photography, the other for video calls - together with WiFi and 3G, while a 10-inch model (currently unnamed) will dual-boot between Android and an unspecified Microsoft OS.  That could well be Windows Embedded Compact 7.

In fact, ViewSonic are being far more open about their smaller slate's abilities than their larger model.  The ViewPad 7 will have assisted GPS, Bluetooth, a G-sensor, USB and a microSD card slot, as well as access to an on-device app store.  It's unclear whether this is the Android Market, though; the company only says that there are "thousands of applications" to choose from.  Earlier this month, a talkative ViewSonic employee revealed the company's Android 2.2 tablet plans, suggesting a UK price between £300 and £400 ($478 to $637) and a launch in less than two months time.

[via TechRadar]


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