Monday, June 6, 2011

Viewsonic Launching $250 Android Tablet

We reported that Viewsonic is going to launch a 7" Android Honeycomb tablet - ViewPad 7x.  In addition, Viewsonic is introducing an Android tablet for the price conscious consumer - ViewBook 730.  Instead of Honeycomb, this tablet will run Android 2.2 (Froyo).  With similar specs and price tag ($250), the ViewBook may replace the Nook Color as a favorite for modders and hackers.  The ViewBook will sport a 1.0GHz ARM Cortex A8 with a 7" 800x480 screen.  It will have 8GB of internal memory with a microSD port.  Unlike the Nook Color, the ViewBook will include mini-HDMI and a front facing camera. 


"From the pre-installed Amazon Kindle eReader to full Amazon app integration and Flash 10.1 support, our new ViewBook 730 enables consumers to do all the fun things that they want to do on a tablet without the added cost for features they don't need," Michael Holstein, ViewSonic's vice president of business development, said in a statement.

Should be launch in June 2011.


3 comments:

  1. >> going to launch a 7" Android Honeycomb tablet
    >> Instead of Honeycomb, this tablet will run Android 2.2 (Froyo)

    confused. How is it a Honeycomb tablet if it's running Froyo? Will it upgrade? And why is it so hard to get Honeycomb on a 7" tablet, anyway? ;)

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  2. ViewSonic is launching a 7" Honeycomb tablet called the ViewPad 7x. The Froyo tablet that will retail for $250 is called ViewBook 730. From my understanding, the ViewPad 7x will be the first 7" Honeycomb tablet. Let's see if that happens.

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