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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Gingerbread the Hold Up for Lenovo

The company Lenovo has decided to put a hold on their US Android Tablet until Google has finished up Gingerbread or Android 3.0. They also have decided to stop any production on the Windows 7 Tablet. That means the focus is now solely on Android. Exactly when the new tablet will be released is very unknown due to the unknown time frame of Gingerbread. This may be a very wise move if the tablets that are being launch on Froyo have problems.

[VIA] Crunch Gear

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Acer announces dual-boot Android/Windows 7 netbooks a new standard

Acer announced at their netbook press conference, that they will be setting a new standard on their production line by adding Android and Windows 7 to their dual-boot netbooks. The company also presented their dual-core Aspire One netbook line in Taiwan, which featured an Atom 550 processor infused with Android. Not to mention is comes in four fruity colors: red, blue, purple and green. Although the company claims this new line of netbooks won’t be replaced by tablets, they are expected to provide a higher level of efficiency for its customers while stimulating demand for the units. Acer plans to ship 10 million netbooks by the end of the year, so those wanting a dual-boot system like the Aspire One D255 (pictured above), you may just have your opportunity here very soon.


[VIA] Digitimes

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