ViewPad 7x and ViewPad 7e - and now we have some special hands-on treatment for the ViewPad 10pro. We previously believed the 10pro would be dual booting Android 2.2 and Windows 7. However, what makes this slate special is that it doesn't natively run Android OS. Through the help of BlueStacks, Android applications run seamlessly over Windows 7. Take a closer look below to view the BlueStacks integration as well as some recent UI enhancements made for the 7e and 7x.
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Laptop Magazine has posted up their review of the device. Laptop gets right into it saying that that ViewPad 7 is a cut above the other also ran Android tablets that it has checked out.
two weeks ago. Amazon is where you can pre-order it, $599 is what you're gonna be paying. And it can make calls!
ViewSonic has announced US availability and pricing for the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10 Android tablets, a week after the 7- and 10-inch slates made their UK debut. The ViewPad 7 runs Android 2.2 Froyo, while the ViewPad 10 gets Android 1.6 and Windows 7. More on the ViewPad 7 here and the ViewPad 10 here. The ViewPad 7 will be available in late Q4 2010 priced at $479, while the dual-booting ViewPad 10 will drop in Q1 2011 at $629. ViewPad 7 demo: [vms 11f61edae2e26d58ea92] ViewPad 10 demo: [vms 2ce1a1aec05359cc16dd] Press Release:
VIEWSONIC UNVEILS ANDROID™-BASED VIEWPADS® Thousands of open-sourced apps available for 7” Android 2.2 3.5G capable ViewPad 7 and 10.1” dual-boot Win 7 and Android 1.6 ViewPad 10 WALNUT, Calif. – November 1, 2010 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced its ViewPad line of Android-based devices, featuring the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10. “Leveraging our 20-year display heritage, these new ViewPad solutions provide users with anytime anywhere connectivity,” said Jeff Volpe, vice president and general manager for ViewSonic Americas. “With access to the universe of Android apps, our new ViewPads are perfectly suited for enjoying digital entertainment and social media. Office productivity is also a snap with robust web browsing functionality.” ViewPad 7 – The Android 2.2 ViewPad 7 combines a powerful processor with 3.5G capable data technology in a lightweight, pocket-sized 7” form factor. With an 800x480 WVGA LCD screen, this device is one of the only 7” tablet solutions with Android Google Mobile Services (GMS). As a result, consumers can connect to a selection of more than 100,000 apps and games along with Gmail, YouTube and more for a superior and convenient entertainment solution that fits today’s mobile lifestyle. With its wireless 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth® connectivity the ViewPad 7 supports instant messaging, VoIP, and all the web browsing and USB connectivity functions of a capacitive multi-touch device. The ViewPad 7 features 2 built-in cameras: a 3-megapixel, auto focus camera in the rear and a 0.3 megapixel camera in the front. In addition to the integrated 512MB of memory, the ViewPad 7 offers up to an additional 32GB of storage capacity via the micro SD card slot, along with battery life of up to 10 hours. The result is the ultimate device for connected fun and multitasking – in a compact size easier to carry than a netbook and with better media performance than a smartphone. The ViewPad 7 will be available in late Q4 2010 for an ESP of $479. Third-party accessories and ViewCare™ extended warranties will also be available at launch. ViewPad 10 – Innovative and productive, this 10.1” dual-boot Wi-Fi device gives users a choice between Windows® 7 Home Premium and Google Android 1.6 within the same device. With a high performance, high speed Intel® Atom™ 1.66GHz processor, integrated 1GB of memory, 16GB SSD hard drive and expandable micro SD slot, the ViewPad 10 is ideally designed to view Flash-based content and Office programs with Windows, and for an optimized mobile entertainment experience with Android. Additionally, the 1024x600 LED backlit panel includes a G-sensor and capacitive multi-touch for intuitive navigation across multiple applications. Teamed with a 1.3-megapixel webcam with built-in microphone, the ViewPad 10 is great for videoconferencing as well. The ViewPad 10 with dual-boot OS will be available in Q1 2011 for an ESP of $629. Third-party accessories and ViewCare™ extended warranties will be available at launch. For further information on ViewSonic products, please visit ViewSonic.com or follow ViewSonic on Facebook, YouTube and Twitter.
Viewpad 7 tablet has gone up for preorder in the UK, priced at £399.99 ($634) with deliveries expected to kick off on November 15. Currently only Misco is accepting preorders, but Maplin, Scan and Expansys are all expected to offer the 7-inch Android slate as well. That's a fair chunk less than for the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and is likely to slip down a little more as competition for preorders takes off. Check out more on the Viewpad 7 in our hands-on report from IFA 2010. [vms c05c16873b05ec425cba] [via Carrypad]
Viewsonic ViewPad 7; the same CSL/Foxconn hardware is used by both companies, and will also launch as the Camangi FM600 and the OlivePad. Carrypad managed to acquire a unit and have kicked off the first part of their review. So far only the hardware has been covered, but that generally gets a thumbs-up. The 7-inch display is a mere WVGA resolution - in contrast, the Samsung Galaxy Tab runs at 1024 x 6000 - but everything is solid and as you'd hope, even for a relatively budget slate. We'll have to see how the software side holds up, but when you consider Carrypad's Steve Paine is already saying it's "the best Android tablet so far" that has to bode well. [vms c05c16873b05ec425cba]
ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and we were really anxious to get our hands on it. Low and behold, we ran across it at IFA-2010. We must say, for a 7 inch 2.2 Android tablet that is said to cost £350 ($539) with 3G and Wi-Fi data access, this tablet looks very compelling when compared to its direct rival the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
ViewSonic, with another in the 7 inch category. The tablet has phone functionality with it's built in GSM/3G modem, but we are pretty sure that we do not want to hold a 7 inch slate up to our head. Surely, this is in direct competition with the Galaxy Tab and the iPad, not the phone market.