ViewSonic has launched two tablet PCs which run on the Android OS.
The ViewPad 7 comes in at seven inches and is 3.5G compatible. It has an 800x480 WVGA LCD screen, and is claimed to be the only 7" tablet with Android Google Mobile Services. As a result, users can connect to a selection of more than 100,000 apps and games along with Gmail and YouTube. There's also wireless 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth connectivity as well as support for instant messaging, VoIP.
The tablet also comes with two built-in cameras - a 3-megapixel, auto focus camera in the rear and a 0.3 megapixel camera in the front. There's also 512MB of memory, and an additional 32GB of storage capacity via the micro SD card slot. along with battery life of up to 10 hours. It will be available by the end of the year for $479.
The ViewPad 10 is a 10.1inch tablet which can dual boot Windows 7 Home Premium and
Google Android 1.6 within the same device. It has an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, integrated 1GB of memory, a16GB SSD hard drive and expandable micro SD slot. It also allows users to view Flash-based content and Office programs with Windows. We reported on a dual booting tablet from Viewsonic which showed up at IFA in Berlin earlier this year.
The 1024x600 LED backlit panel also includes a G-sensor and multi-touch and there's also a 1.3-megapixel webcam with built-in microphone. It will be available in the beginning of 2011 for $629.