30
May
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If you've been looking for a 7 inch tablet without the bells and whistles of the HTC Flyer or the newly announced ASUS Eee Pad MeMO 3D, then it looks like ViewSonic may have your number, as it has just announced its newest Honeycomb tablet: the 7-inch ViewPad 7x.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 7x

The ViewPad 7x is pretty cut-and-dry as far as Android tablets are concerned - just in a smaller package. It's packing a 1GHz Tegra 2 processor under its hood, along with a 7 inch, 1024x600 display, HDMI out, microUSB, and support for HSPA+.

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ViewSonic 10Pro

If the 7x isn't your thing, however, ViewSonic has also announced a second tablet - the 10 inch, Intel Oak Trail sporting 10Pro. As you may have guessed from the above image, this badboy runs Windows 7 and Android. Unfortunately, you won't be getting any Honeycomb action on this tablet - it's running Android 2.2. The reason for this is because Android is completely virtualized within the Windows environment using a technology called BlueStacks. This will allow you to seamlessly switch between Android and Windows, albeit with a few minor annoyances, like the lack of Android Market support. There's always the Amazon Appstore, though, so you won't be left completely in the dark.

Neither pricing nor availability has been announced for either tablet as of yet.

[Android Community, Slashgear]

Cameron Summerson
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  • Kenneth P

    I would really consider the viewpad 10pro if it could support honeycomb in the future. I always like the idea of the viewpad 10 but the first one was stuck with 1.6 donut which is unacceptable

  • JayMonster

    Viewsonic seems to be trying to make a name for themselves in the tablet market... and they are doing so, just not in the way they intended. Each one comes with a caveat or issue or some sort of compromise that buyers must accept in order to deal with their wares, and their support is anywhere from poor to non-existent. For example their gTablet is not bad ( other than poor viewing angles) but only after some XDA and other developers got their hands on it, as ViewSonic gave up on it ( or so it seems), and they just dump another device onto the market. Maybe if they just build and support one of their devices people could take them seriously, but until then, they are no better than other dealers of junk tablets.

  • AzWiz

    I have to agree. Ever since the initial fixes/patches earlier this year we've seen and heard NOTHING from Viewsonic regarding the gTab.

    Like JayMonster noticed, instead of adding features to an existing product, thus rewarding loyal customers, Viewsonic throws out another piece of hardware and ignores the older (less than a year) product.