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ViewSonic ViewPad 10pro Hands-On [Video]

We've all seen the ViewSonic 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.

Android Community Weekly: August 20, 2011

We have some very important news to re-hash in this issue of Android Community Weekly! Sunday, we ran across a very informative hands-on of the ASUS Padfone and that it may ship with Ice Cream Sandwich upon release. Later on, Team UnrEVOked and Alpharev released their latest version of the Revolutionary S-OFF & Recovery tool. Their latest and greatest now supports many new devices such as the HTC Sensation, HTC EVO 3D, and HTC EVO 4G 2.3 (after the latest Gingerbread update).

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x and dual-boot 10Pro confirmed

ViewSonic has refreshed its Android tablet range, with the new 7-inch ViewPad 7x offering Honeycomb on a 1024 x 600 touchscreen, while the 10.1-inch ViewPad 10Pro gives a choice of Froyo or Windows 7 on an Intel Oak Trail Atom processor. The ViewPad 7x - which leaked earlier this month - has a Tegra 2 processor and twin cameras, along with along with HSPA+, HDMI and DLNA support. It weighs 380g and has a microUSB port and an LED flash. As for the ViewPad 10Pro, that has a 1.5GHz Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor along with WiFi, 3G, Bluetooth and all the usual features you'd expect from an x86 tablet. Unfortunately ViewSonic's decision to go with Android 2.2 rather than Honeycomb looks likely to hurt the 10Pro's reputation. No word on pricing or release dates at this stage. [via SlashGear]

Dell 10-inch Windows 7 Tablet Now Aimed at Fall 2011

All the way back in February of this year, 2011, that being basically 2 months ago already - man how the time flies, we were told by Dell that they'd be releasing a lovely 10-inch tablet that'd feature Windows 7. The release date was not given at the time, but now a "company source" has spoken with Forbes on the matter and has noted that a Fall 2011 release is basically a sure shot.

Viewsonic ViewPad 10 Android / Windows / Mac OS X Tablet?

No way. Not even pretending to be possible. Not out of the box anyway. The origin of the title of this post comes directly from our pals over at TUAW, that Apple blog, where they've identified a rather large mistake in the press materials sent out by Viewsonic today with the ViewPad 10. The application you see here, on the tablet shown in the release for the ViewPad 10, is PowerPoint for Mac. This isn't the first time this sort of thing has happened with press materials and it isn't the last, but since this tablet already runs Android and Windows, heck, why not another?

ViewSonic V350 dual-SIM smartphone and ViewPad 10Pro Win7/Froyo slate revealed

Double-vision all round with ViewSonic's freshly-outed range for MWC 2011, a dual-SIM smartphone and a dual-booting tablet headed to Barcelona next week. The ViewSonic V350 is a 3.5-inch HVGA Android 2.2 Froyo handset which can keep two SIMs active simultaneously, and packs a 5-megapixel camera, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1, A-GPS and a microSD card slot. Meanwhile the ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro is a 10-inch capacitive 1024 x 600 tablet which can boot into either Windows 7 or Froyo. It has integrated 3G, WiFi and Bluetooth, and ViewSonic reckon the battery is good for up to 6hrs runtime. No pricing or availability at this stage; we should find out more when Android Community goes to MWC next week. Press Release:
ViewSonic Europe targets prosumer market with Dual-SIM Android Smartphone and Windows/Android dual-boot Tablet device Devices to be previewed for the first time in Europe at Mobile World Congress on stand 2B77 Hall 2. Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, 11 February 2011 – ViewSonic Europe, a global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the launch of its new Dual-SIM Android Smartphone, the V350 and its new 10 inch professional tablet PC, the ViewPad 10Pro. Both products have been designed to enable users to easily access both their work and personal life via just one device and will be previewed for the first time in Europe at Mobile World Congress (2B77 Hall 2) on 14 February 2011. The V350 Smartphone with 3.5 inch display is an active Dual-SIM device running the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, enabling the use of two network services at the same time. Its Dual-SIM capability is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This feature also enables travellers to carry just the one phone whilst still be able to take advantage of different pricing plans and network offers for voice and data in various countries. The V350 however does not compromise in other areas, with Android 2.2, a HVGA capacitive touch screen, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, Micro-SD expansion, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth® 2.1 and assisted GPS navigation. The ViewPad 10Pro is a 10” professional tablet PC with dual boot functionality, offering a quick switch capability between Windows® 7 Professional for business use and Google Android 2.2 for personal and social entertainment. Dual-boot enables users to access business software that only runs on Windows and investigate Android without switching completely. Many users enjoy the familiarity of Windows but want to get to know Android and configure their preferences before using it more widely. The ViewPad 10Pro is one of the first tablets to have the Intel Oak Trail processor combined with support for flash 10.1 and the new interface provides an excellent navigation experience. It has a 1024x600 LED backlit capacitive multi-touch panel, is fully connected with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and has at least six hours of battery life. “Last month Deloitte predicted, in its annual sector forecast, that UK companies will buy more than 10 million tablet devices in 2011. ViewSonic is well placed to capitalize on this market and offers users the best of both worlds from one device” said Derek Wright, Product Marketing Manager at ViewSonic Europe. “Our V350 Smartphone is one of the most functional Dual-SIM phones on the market. With Android GMS for access to more than 200,000 Google applications, it has powerful multimedia capabilities and with both SIM cards active, you can place and receive calls on each at any time. The Dual-SIM proposition is compelling and will generate considerable market uptake this year.” Wright concluded. For the first time in Europe, ViewSonic will also show its ViewPad 10s 3G. Launched at CES in January, the ViewPad 10s now benefits from 3G functionality that enhances current features that include GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR. About ViewSonic ViewSonic® Corporation is a leading global provider of visual display and computing products. ViewSonic develops, markets and supports a broad range of innovative products, including computers, LCD monitors, projectors, LCD TVs, digital signage solutions, digital photo frames and other consumer electronics products. For further information, please contact ViewSonic Corporation at 0871 855 3355 or visit http://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/.

Dell to create a 10 inch Android tablet

Dell is diving into the tablet market with both feet with a 10 inch Android Tablet as part of their "Dell Means Business" concept which promises the largest product lineup the company has ever launched.  Dell Android  tablet development is fresh off the suggestion that Dell is also creating a Windows 7 tablet in their effort to lure business into the realm of mobile computing beyond smartphones.

Multiple Devices Revealed at Acer’s Global Press Conference [LIVEBLOGGING]

The stage today at the Acer live Global Event was a bit weird, a catwalk int he middle of the room, speakers standing in the center of everyone in a strange display. First out is an Acer executive that explains the catwalk with some talk about "beautiful people in beautiful clothes" (a fashion event?) and a wish that "hopefully today will be happy." Then it's time for the man, Acer CEO Gianfranco Lanci, who says "Today we are here to see what we want to do in terms of digital convergence." Epic stuff. Device announcements below!
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