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.