The OS scene in the tablet segment is pretty straight forward – its Google’s Android and not Windows 7 OS that finds application in most tablets even though Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer strongly believes it should be the other way round. The ground reality is, Android powered tablets far out numbers those that run the Windows 7. Viewsonic though believes there is room for both to co-exist peacefully and to drive home the point better, they have come up with a tablet device that includes both the operating systems.
It is in fact 2 tablets that Viewsonic has in its product pipeline both of which are slated to be unveiled at the upcoming IFA event in Berlin. Of the two tablets in the 7 and 10 inch category. it is however the 10 inch tablet that will dual boot both the operating systems while the 7 inch tablet will exclusively run the Android OS.
Details pertaining to both the tablets is yet to be revealed and its just scarce little that is known of the two tablets. Like its known the Android tablet will be called ViewPad 7 and will have features such as built in cameras at the front and the back, USB ports, integrated accelerometer, assisted GPS along with storage options via microSD cards. For connectivity, the ViewPad 7 is likely to come with Wi-Fi and 3G along with Bluetooth.
The 10 inch tablet, on the other hand is yet unnamed though it is believed to carry the name ViewPad 10. Unfortunately, almost nothing is known of the tablet except that its going to be built around an Intel chip and will boot both the Windows and Android operating system. In fact, ViewSonic is yet to reveal the version of Windows that the 10 inch tablet will run and can either be the Windows Embedded Compact 7 as well as the Windows 7.
Thankfully, all of this will be clear by next week when the IFA gets underway.
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