ViewSonic Announces ViewPad 7 Android 2.2 Powered Tablet Computer; Featues 7-inch Display

ViewSonic ushers in a new product category to its portfolio with the introduction of a premium ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet PC featuring capacitive multi-touch 7-inch display and is powered by latest Android 2.2 (FROYO) operating system.

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The new ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet has very uncanny resemblance to the Olive’s recently announced OlivePad VT100 3G Android Powered Tablet PC and t is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra2 and a dual-core 1GHz CPU plus graphics processor.

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet is world’s first 7-inch Android 2.2 (Froyo) powered tablet PC with phone functionality, featuring multi-tasking capabilities and front and back-facing cameras, VGA and 3MP, resolutions respectively. The Tablet can also fully compatible with Windows 7 OS.

The new ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet is ideal for anyone who needs a mobile connection to the world via email and video and wants to enjoy a wide-range of applications,which features a lightweight, pocket-sized design.

The ViewSonic ViewPad Tablet offers full 3G network connectivity and phone functionality, with a built-in full size SIM card slot and features integrated Bluetooth connectivity supporting instant messaging, text/mms messaging, VOIP and standard voice calls all in a single device.

The ViewSonic ViewPad also features an easy to use familiar interface with a G-sensor that reorients the screen depending on how the device is held and access to the Google Android app store featuring over 100,000 applications.

Some of the additional hardware features of ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet device  includes a Micro SD slot for up to 32GB of storage; Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/N wireless LAN connectivity and 3G network functionality for web browsing and standard USB 2.0 connectivity.

It also boasts advanced features including integrated GPS with Assisted GPS and an support for office document reader, along with the capability for hand-written note taking.

The ViewPad 7 Tablet also also offers e-book reader, which when combined with the crystal clear LED screen, makes the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet an invaluable travelling companion.

ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet incorporates a capacitive multi-touch screen and is a portable, easy-to-use and competitively priced device that will transform the way that consumers read, watch, listen to and interact with media in a mobile environment.

Announcement of ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet comes interestingly after flurry of Tablet PC releases from major brands in recent months, after the initial mega launch of Apple’s most hyped Apple iPad Tablet announced in Jan 2010.

Some of the other recently announced Tablet computing devices across the world from major vendors includes iiView’s ViewPad Tablet PC announced in Feb 2010 , Notion Ink ADAM Tablet announced in Feb 2010, Windows 7 Powered ASUS Eee Pad which was announced in June 2010, Asus Eee Tablet PC announced in June 2010, Android Powered Dell Streak Tablet announced in June 2010, OlivePad VT100 3G Android Powered Tablet PC announced in July 2010, and finally Samsung GALAXY Tab GT-P1000 Android Tablet PC announced just recently in September 3, 2010.

“We are proud to announce another world first at Viewsonic. 3G phone functionality combined with dual cameras gives the ability for use of Android apps to use augmented reality or video calling on the move with the benefit of an excellent 7″ screen” says Derek Wright, European Product Marketing Manager. “The ViewPad 7 is aimed at users who require the ‘always on’ connectivity they are used to from a mobile phone with a more agreeable screen size for longer term use.”
Price and Availability

The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Tablet is anticipated to retail for the estimated SRP which is expected to be no more than £350 or $543 in UK market and would go on sale sometime in October 2010. There is no news about its release plans in any other market as yet.

For details on the Viewpad 7 please visit http://www.viewsoniceurope.com/uk/.