ViewSonic ViewPad 7 announced as the “world’s first 7 inch Android 2.2 Froyo tablet with phone functionality”
ViewSonic, a company mainly associated with LCD and plasma displays, has officially unveiled the ViewPad 7, its first Android tablet.
ViewSonic presents the ViewPad 7 as the first in the world to come with a 7 inch (800 x 480) display, Android 2.2 Froyo, and phone functionality.
The tablet features 3G, A-GPS, Wi-Fi, document reader, e-book reader, 3MP photo camera, VGA front-facing camera for video calling, and MicroSD card support. It should cost around $540 when it launches sometime in October (or even later).
The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 will be presented at IFA Berlin (3 – 8 September). Samsung’s Galaxy Pad will also be showcased there.
Last year, ViewSonic unveiled plans to enter the smartphone market, too, but since then the company remained quiet on the matter. I think its first smartphone will run Android, since its first tablet does – we’ll see.