Taking things forward with Viewsonic’s earlier not so memorable attempt at a Windows 7 and Android dual booting tablet is the latest ViewPad 10 Pro. Things are expected to be much better this time with the new tablet in that its Android 2.2 Froyo that the ViewPad 10 Pro will have on offer along with Windows 7. Certainly a huge advantage over Android 1.6 that the erstwhile ViewPad 10 came with.
The ViewPad 10 Pro is the result of research conducted by ViewSonic to find out what consumer’s requirements are. What they have found prompted them to create a device which offers convergence and convenience in equal measure. Something that will appeal to both the business community as well as general users. ViewSonic is looking forward to the mass acceptance of the ViewPad 10 Pro where business users will be tempted by the enterprise ability of Windows 7 while Android will appeal to the general users who look for entertainment, and the ease of operating a device which the user friendly Android operating system on board presents. In fact, while the suffix ‘Pro’ might be suggestive of a more ‘professional’ role for the tablet, ViewSonic puts it as a tablet for “the prosumer market.”
Derek Wright, the Product Marketing Manager at ViewSonic Europe believes the ViewPad 10 Pro will offer “the best of both world.” He is also of the opinion ViewSonic is well placed to cash in on the current tablet craze. “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.
Another nice thing with the latest ViewPad is one more tablet based on the new Intel Oak Trail platform. The tablet boasts of Flash 10.1 support along with a 1024 x 600 LED-backlit 10.1 inch capacitive multitouch display. The tablet will offer 3G, Wi-Fi and BlueTooth connectivity along with other features such as a 5 mega pixel camera with auto-focus, micro SD card slot and GPS navigation. Battery life as mentioned by ViewSonic is expected to run up to 6 hours. More details are expected to be available at the Mobile World Conference that gets underway from the 14th of February.
Meanwhile, in another development, ViewSonic announced a new version of ViewPad 10s which the company had unveiled at CES earlier in the year. Named ViewPad 10s 3G, the tablet will now include 3G functionality which will add to the Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g and Bluetooth 2.1+EDR connectivity options that the tablet already comes with. Another one to be previewed at the MCW. Keep watching as we bring in more from Barcelona.