Here is some more news coming from FCC which suggests ViewSonic is providing the final touches to its ViewBook 730 Android tablet. However, and perhaps presumably, the FCC document isn’t revealing the whole story just yet. So it’s just speculations and assumptions that we are relying on for the time being.
The image available suggest the tablet will come loaded with Android 2.2 or Android 2.3 and not Android 3.0. The image also reveals the presence of the characteristic Android (soft) buttons which shouldn’t be the case if Android Honeycomb is the default operating system.
Further, the tablet also features integrated speakers on the front side bezel along with other usual tablet features such as a HDMI port, USB port, a microSD card slot, a headphone jack, and a mic. Then the tablet also seems to include a front facing camera along with Blutooth and Wi-Fi as connectivity options. A volume control button is also present along the side of the tablet. ViewSonic is also pushing the tablet as a viable e-book reading device and with that in mind, the ZiiAcademy software has also been included in the ViewBook 730.
However, while ViewSonic has yet to officially launch the tablet, a few online retailers such as pcsuperstore or costcentral are already accepting pre-orders for the ViewSonic ViewBook 730, where the price quoted is $318.