Well, Diwali is the festival of lights and its also the best shopping season in the country. Purse string are the loosest during this time and various companies are all too aware of that. Like ViewSonic that already has let it known it is targeting the Diwali shopping crowd with its new 7 inch tablet which is likely to be the one it had showcased at the Computex 2011.
However, the one thing that makes the ViewSonic offering that much more special — apart from it running Android Honeycomb of course — is that it will be WiMAX capable, making it the first tablet to be launched in India that can boast of 4G speeds. Needless to say, WiMAX is a 4G technology and offers a much more enhanced internet browsing experience than the prevalent 3G technology. Currently its only state owned BSNL that is offering 4G services on a large scale though a number of operators are all set to join the 4G party soon.
As for the tablet itself, while nothing is known for sure as yet, its the ViewSonic ViewPad 7X that also boasts of 3D capabilities that is most likely to make the cut for the Indian market. The ViewPad 7x is built around a Nvidia Tegra 2 dual core and is coupled to a 1 GB RAM. It comes with 2 and 5 megapixel camera along the front and rear, along with USB and HDMI ports. It has 7 GB of on-board storage while upfront, it has a 7 inch capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024×600 pixels. Viewsonic had then mentioned at the Computex event it will have the 4G version ready by fall, which makes it an even more likely candidate for the Indian launch. However, ViewSonic hasn’t confirmed its the ViewPad 7X that it plans to launch in India.
Instead, all that Ajay Sharma, country manager of Viewsonic India had to say is this: “We will launch a 7 inch Android Honeycomb tablet this Diwali, and this will be our first tablet with WiMax network support. It will be a very important launch for us as the country prepares to usher the 4G era.”
Keep watching though as we keep tracking the developments here.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email