ViewSonic lift the lid on latest 9.7-inch tablet

| News | 12/10/2011 16:37pm
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ViewPad 10eAmerican tech company Viewsonic announced yesterday it will be bringing a new 9.7-inch tablet to market by the start of next month.

The new slate, known as the ViewPad 10e, measures only 8.8mm in thickness and will run on a Cortex A8 1Ghz processor.

We’ve been reluctant fans of past ViewSonic tablets, always feeling that they hovered just on the edge of greatness. For a company that began life making computer monitors, we’ll be hoping for a particularly impressive display. 

Although running on Android the ViewPad 10e will have a customisable 3D style user interface that offers 16 customisable desktops, intelligent interactive grouping, 3D style widgets and multiple time zone support.

On top of that, the usual connectivity has been highlighted including b/g/n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 alongside a mini-HDMI connector that will output 720p video to an external monitor or HDTV.

Importantly, it looks like the ViewPad will have access to Google’s Android Marketplace which means you can stuff the 16 desktops with apps and it even comes preinstalled with the Amazon Kindle app.

The only thing we’re not keen on is that according to ViewSonic the ViewPad 10e will only have a pitiful 4GB of on-board storage. Which means that no matter how good the display or the UI is, if you want to use it to store music, movies or books you’re going to have to go shopping for a MicroSD card. 

The release date is set for early November, and pricing details have yet to be announced.

The ViewPad 10e will have a revolving 3D carousel loaded on top of the Android OS

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