There would be a variety of tablets available in the market shortly from ViewSonic. The company made this announcement at the IFA 2011 event. Three varieties from the company would be coming out shortly, with one being the ViewPad 7x which would have a screen of 7 inch dimension with Android 3.2 Honeycomb as the operating system. The second one called the ViewPad 10 pro will comprise of a 10 inch display. It would be a dual boot Windows tablet based on the new Intel Oak trail chipset. The ViewPad7e completes the trio but is more oriented towards e-book reading than being a full fledged tablet PC.
The ViewPad 7x comes with a capacitive multi-touch screen having a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels. It is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 2 dual core processor and has both front and rear facing camera. 8 GB of memory is integral to the device as well as GPS. ViewScene 3D, a custom software from ViewSonic is the user interface of the device. The casing of the gadget has been crafted using a technique called injection molding which makes the casing moiré durable but lighter too. Price of this tablet is expected to be €349 or $499 when it is available in late September.
One would get the best of two worlds with the ViewPad 10 which comes with dual boot facility between Windows 7 Professional or Android 2.3 Gingerbread with easy switch over facility between the two OS. This device also comes with a multi-touch display screen but of 10 inch size. The tablet is expected to be available for a price of € 499 or $714 in September though its going to be the Wi-Fi version only.
Not much details about the ViewPad7e is available and is known to have a display screen with multi-touch feature and of 4:3 ratio. The device would have Amazon Kindle pre-installed and it would support web browsing and multimedia play back. The device would also have Bluetooth and HDMI output. It is expected to be also out in the later part of the year with a price tag of €169 or $242.
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