ViewSonic ViewBook 730 Tablet Announced; $250 Price Tag

Featured in the video of above is the new ViewSonic ViewBook 730, which was announced to be in it’s way for only $250 dollars.

It boasts a 7-inch (800×480) LCD LED backlit touchscreen, ARM Cortex-A8 1GHz processor, Flash 10.1 support, RiteTouch technology, built in front-facing VGA Webcam, 512MB of RAM and 8GB of built-in flash storage (and additional 32 GB SD slot), and up to approximately 10 hours of battery life.

Why the light price tag? It’s only connectivity is through Wifi (and Bluetooth), and it runs Android’s 2.2 Froyo. If your interested, it’ll be available at the end of the month.

Viewsonic Viewpad 10 Gets Froyo Update

The Viewsonic Viewpad 10 got a much needed face lift, and youth’d up a bit with an OS update.

Previously running Android 1.6, the Viewpad 10 is not shipping out with Android 2.2. It’s far from Honeycomb, but is seriously better that 1.6.

For those of you who already have the tablet, the update won’t be popping up on its own. You’ll have to grab it manually, which involves downloading a 289MB ISO file and using a USB drive.

As said before, this update is not Honeycomb, the tablet specific OS; Android 3.0 is what much of the competition is running. The update is welcomed, but not much of a boost for Viewsonic.

Via The Inquirer

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Finally Shipping to US; But Who's Still Excited?

It’s been quite some time since we covered anything regarding ViewSonic and their line up of Android tablets, but since it has finally been announced that ViewSonic’s ViewPad 10 has made it over here to the states, we figured what better time than now to update everyone on what’s to be expected with this tablet in regards to hardware and price.

The ViewPad 10 still sports a 10.1-inch touchscreen with a 1024 x 600 resolution, 2GB of RAM, 1.66GHz Atom Processor, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, microSD slot, along with all the usual bells and whistles like WiFi and Bluetooth.

What was originally appealing about the ViewPad 10 was the fact that it’s a dual-booting tablet, offering Windows 7 as well as Android. What’s not appealing about this is that it’s a rather ancient version of Android… we’re talkin’ 1.6. While the specs may not seem fantastic, especially considering the competition with the Apple iPad 2, Motorola XOOM and Samsung Galaxy Tab, it’s not stopping shipments from coming here in the US. You can expect to see the ViewPad 10 for $599 and $679 in select stores.

So… is it everything you’ve always dreamed it would be?

[VIA] Engadget

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Android 2.4 to launch on a Viewsonic device in April

Google must be working overtime in their Android department. With 2.3 not even being officially out yet we are getting reports from the crew over at Pocket-lint, that 2.4 is in the works and is going to be debuted on the Viewsonic ViewPad 4 sometime in April. Reports say the 2.4 will have the ability to run 3.0 apps which will merge smartphone and tablets OS so that you can still use every app in the Android Market. We will keep you up to date on 2.4 and everything about it.


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ViewSonic's G Tablet Hits Office Depot Stores Across US for $399

ViewSonic has unleashed the G Tablet to the public today, and Office Depot stores across the US will be the first to carry the 10-inch Android tablet. If you’re not familiar with this particular tablet, we’ll brief you with some specs.

Vice President of Merchandising for Office Depot, Randy Wick stated:

“Android-based tablets are going to be one of the hottest items of the holiday season, and Office Depot is thrilled to be one of the first retailers to carry this much anticipated product.”

If a tablet is at the top of your wish list this year, you can head to your nearest Office Depot and grab the G Tablet for $399.

[VIA] Engadget

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ViewSonic announces ViewPad 7 and amp; 10's US Release

We’ve talked about the ViewPad 7, but never heard word of a timeframe for its official release here in the US. ViewSonic finally announced that they would be launching the ViewPad 7 tablet here in the States in November. In case you missed out on the specs of this monster, we’ll run through a few of them.

  • 7″ Display
  • 1024 x 600 Resolution
  • Qualcomm MSM7230 600MHz Processor
  • 802.11b, 802.11g WiFi
  • 512 MB RAM
  • Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR
  • microSD, microSDHC, TransFlash
  • Android 2.2 (Froyo)

Also, if you remember the ViewPad 7 had a big brother, the ViewPad 10. Sporting an attractive Android/Windows 7 dual-booting OS. Unfortunately we won’t see this beast release until Q1 of 2011. The ViewPad 7 will retail for around $479 and will feature access to the Android Market. (Seriously) If the Galaxy Tab isn’t quite what you’re looking for this holiday season, then give the ViewPad 7 a try.

[VIA] Engadget

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