ViewSonic ViewPad Tablets Run Android 4 OS: MWC

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2012-02-27 Print this article Print

The company's ViewPad line, which consists of the ViewPad 10e, 7e and 10Pro, expands with the ViewPads E70/G70 and E100/P100.

BARCELONA, Spain €” ViewSonic, a provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, announced the launch of its 7-in. and 10-in. ViewPad tablets. The company€™s ViewPad line, which consists of the ViewPad 10e, the ViewPad 7e and the ViewPad 10Pro, will be further expanded with the ViewPad models E70/G70 and E100/P100.

The ViewPad G70 employs the latest Android 4 OS and offers the ViewScene 3D interface, which enables access to all the G70 features and functions, including 3G, Bluetooth and WiFi connectivity, as well as mini HDMI (High-Definition Multimedia Interface), micro USB and mini USB for connecting to a variety of external USB devices.

The 1GB RAM and 4GB storage provides room for personal apps and data and is expandable up to 32GB using the integrated MicroSD card slot. The G70 incorporates a 1,024 by 600 resolution display with a multi-touch capacitive screen with a 2MP rear camera or the 0.3MP front camera for video communication. In addition, full Google Mobile Services certification gives the ViewPad G70 access to applications on Android Market and with GPS/AGPS functionality.

The ViewPad E70 7-in. tablet features Google€™s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, lightweight compact design and the ViewScene 3D interface. The tablet ships with a 1GHz processor and 4GB memory storage. Other features include a front-facing camera, WiFi support and Micro SD expandable storage up to 32GB.

ViewSonic€™s E100 is to be announced for the first time at MWC. It boasts the Android 4.0 OS with support for Adobe flash and ViewScene 3D interface. Equipped with a 9.7-in. 1,024 by 768 resolution, IPS display with LED backlights and 1GHz Cortex processor, the E100 offers wide viewing angles and features Bluetooth 3.0, WiFi, HDMI, USB and MicroSD support with a 3G version available for full wireless access when on the move. The E100 has a recommend price of sub $399 for WiFi and sub $499 for 3G, and launches in the second quarter.

The ViewPad P100 is a Windows 7 Professional device, which features dual cameras for business video conferencing with a 10-in. in-plane switching (IPS) 1,280 by 800 display panel. The Intel N2600 dual-core processor running at 1.6GHz delivers the processing power, not only to consume and edit files but also to create them using Windows 7 applications. The ViewPad P100 (WiFi) has a recommended price of sub $799 and the P100 (3G) sub $999. They are available late in the second quarter of 2012. 

Finally, the ViewPad 10e is designed as ViewSonic€™s power-efficient model; it delivers more than 200 hours of standby life. Measuring just 9.1mm thin, the 9.7-in. enhanced, multi-viewing IPS display can also serve as an ebook, movie-viewing and game-playing device. The tablet also includes Android applications, such as the Amazon Kindle Reader and the 1Mobile market, which provides access to thousands of free apps and games. Running Android 2.3, upgradable to Android 4 and a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, the ViewPad 10e also includes the ViewScene 3D interface. The ViewPad 10e (WiFi) has a recommended price of sub $369 and sub $449 for the 3G version. The tablet is available now with WiFi capability, with a 3G-capable version debuting in April.

Nathan Eddy is Associate Editor, Midmarket, at Before joining, Nate was a writer with ChannelWeb and he served as an editor at FierceMarkets. He is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University.

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