ViewPad 7 vs Galaxy Tab

October 28, 2010
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Our sister site SlashGear got to pit the two upcoming Android tablets against each other and compare specs. The Viewpad 7 and the Samsung Galaxy Tab are the two Android tablets. They both run different versions of Froyo and have different price tags, but will be going up against not only the industry-leading iPad, but themselves as well.

Even though they both measure at 7-inches, the Tab is thinner at 3-mm and slightly longer and broader. Both can be held comfortably with one hand. Samsung's homescreen can be used in either portrait or landscape, while Viewpad is only in landscape. The displays are different as well, the Galaxy Tab features a 1024 x 600 panel, the ViewPad7 has the smaller 800 x 480 screen. The graphics on the Tab look better as well. The viewsonic comes with WiFi b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, while Samsung has Samsung’s WiFi b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. Both will have quadband GSM and triband UMTS/HSDPA, and can be used as a 3G mobile hotspot. Samsung is faster with a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird processor. The Viewpad 7 features a 600MHz ARM11 Qualcomm MSM7227 chip. The Viewpad 7 will most likely not be able to handle the Flash Player 10.1. Both basically have the same rear-mounted camera(3-megapixels on the ViewSonic, 3.2 on the Samsung), but the Galaxy tab comes equipped with LED flash. Both can also make video calls with the front-facing camera and voice calls. Samsung has better accessories such as QWERTY keyboard dock, HDMI dock for high-def media playback and more, but you will have to dig deep out of your pocket for these extras. Samsung also confirmed today that they will be packing exclusive content to their Tab, which gives the Tab a bigger edge on the Viewpad. The Viewpad 7 provides strong competition, but the possibility of an OS upgrade to gingerbread hasn't been confirmed, while Samsung has been making hints at a later upgrade. The price difference is quite large. The Galaxy Tab will be priced at £530 or $740 US depending on the exchange rate. The Viewpad 7 will be priced at £400 or $560, but you can take £100 off via the Viewsonic trade-in program. If money is no object, I would go for the Samsung, but the Viewpad 7 offers alot at a lesser price. Both of these will make their debut in November. Check out the full article below.

Via [Slash Gear]


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