MWC: ViewSonic Launches Tablet Range

Andy Penfold

ViewSonic has announced a new range of 7" and 10" ViewPad tablet devices at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The range of devices offers both Android Ice Cream Sandwich and Windows 7 Professional OS options. 

The ViewPad G70 is a 7" Android tablet. that boasts 3G, Bluetooth and wi-fi connectivity. There is also HDMI, micro USB and miniUSB sockets. The device offers 1GB of RAM and 4GB storage - expandable up to 32GB using the integrated Micro SD card slot. The device also has a 1,024 x 600 pixel touchscreen. It will cost less than £260, and will launch in Q2 in Europe. 

Meanwhile, the E70 is a lightweight tablet with a £129 price point. With a 1GHz processor, 4GB memory storage, and a front-facing camera, and wi-fi support, this device is an entry-level consumer device.

The ViewPad E100 is a 10" device with an HD screen and full support for Flash. The ViewPad E100 has a RRP under £260 for wi-fi and sub £325 for 3G.

The new ViewPad P100 is aimed at the professional user, and employs Windows 7 Professional. It features dual cameras for business video conferencing on its 10" IPS 1,280 x 800 display panel. The Intel N2600 dual core processor running at 1.6GHz delivers the processing power for business apps, says ViewSonic. The ViewPad P100 (wi-fi) has an RRP of sub £520 and the P100 (3G) an RRP of sub £645 and are available late Q2 2012. 

The ViewPad 10e completes the lineup. It's billed as the company's power-efficient model, as ViewSonic claims it offers 200 hours of standby life. It has a 10" screen and ViewSonic says it makes an ideal multimedia device with strong book-reading skills. It will cost £240 for the 3G version and less than £290 for the wi-fi only version.