I actually read about this tablet before, leaks, rumors and what not. This was also in my feeds yesterday of photos of it being leaked but I said, nope, I won't post about you until you get official. Reason? Because, its my first time to hear about ViewSonic. Setting my ignorance aside, the latest about this tablet right here is that it is already official and is officially the "world's first 7inch tablet Android 2.2 tablet with phone functionality", their first, ahead of Samsung with their Galaxy S Tab.
Photo grabbed from Unwired View
ViewSonic is more know to be a company making LCDs and plasma displays, but hey Samsung way back then was never a mobile phone manufacturer let alone a tablet manufacturer. This tablet right here, dubbed as the ViewPAd 7 (for 7 inches) is the first tablet to have a 7 inch touch screen display with a screen resolution of 800 x 480. I think that resolution is just right for a 7 incher, my basis? Samsung's Galaxy Tab which also has an 800 x 480 resolution. Other features of the tablet are WiFi, 3G, A-GPS, a 3MP camera rear and front (VGA) and a MicroSD support. Price tag, at around $540 and launch date is not an exact date though but it is reported to be on October or 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.