Today, Viewsonic announced two new touch tablets that will be released in North America: the ViewPad 7 and 10. The ViewPad 7 has a 7-inch display, which puts it in competition with the Samsung Galaxy Tab. Like the Tab, it runs Android 2.2 and sports both a rear and front camera for video recording and calling. It will have access to the Android Market and its 100,000 apps. The ViewPad 7 will be available in the fourth quarter of this year for $479.
The ViewPad 10 is an entirely different beast, and not just because of the larger 10-inch display. This tablet runs both Windows 7 and Android 1.6 operating systmes and features an Atom processor (1.66 GHz) and a solid-state disk for system storage. The single front-facing camera is designed for video calling. The ViewPad 10 will be available in the first quarter of next year for $629.
If the ViewPad 10 specs and photo look familiar, it is because it is made by the same ODM that builds the TEGA v2 I recently reviewed. The specs of the ViewPad 10 are the same as the v2, down to the dual boot configuration. To get a feel for how the ViewPad 10 will likely perform, check the two videos of the TEGA v2 below showing it in action with both operating systems.
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