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ViewSonic Announces ViewPad 7e Tablet


ViewSonic Announces ViewPad 7e Tablet

ViewSonic has sent us a memo detailing the devices it will be showing at the IFA trade show next week – including a budget £150 Android tablet called the ViewPad 7e.

Technical details about the ViewPad 7e are fairly limited at the moment but we do know that the 7in tablet will run the Gingerbread (2.3) version of Android. The ViewPad 7e will have a 4:3 ratio multi-touch display and will come pre-installed with Amazon Kindle software.

The Kindle app is free to download from the Android Market anyway so the inclusion of this software prior to shipping leaves us guessing the 7e won’t have access to the Market.

The ViewPad will come with WiFi, Bluetooth and HDMI connectivity. It will be available late in Q4 (which could easily mean early 2012) and will cost €169 or around £150.

ViewSonic also gave a release date and price to the ViewSonic 7x tablet it announced last May. It will be available in the UK next month and will cost €369.

The 7x again has a 7in form factor with a 10-point multi-touch display with a resolution of 1,024 x 600. It is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core processor, has 8GB of internal storage, a HDMI port, GPS and will run Android Honeycomb overlayed with ViewSonic’s customised ViewScene 3D user interface.

ViewSonic’s dual-booting 10in ViewPad 10pro, which was also announced last May, will be on display next week too and will be released on 5 September with a price tag of €499.

Also set to be unveiled by ViewSonic is a dual-SIM Android smartphone, theV350, which will be powered by a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor, runs Android 2.2, and features a five megapixel camera.

We’ll be in Berlin to bring you some hands-on action with these ViewSonic products so make sure you check back soon to get all the latest details.

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