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postheadericon ViewSonic’s dual-booting Android / Windows 7 ViewPad 10 tablet now shipping

It sure took ’em long enough, but ViewSonic’s dual-booting ViewPad 10 has finally, really, actually made it to America. A few days after the iPad 2 most likely sucked any remaining wind out of its sails, mind you, but it’s quite possible that the target market for an Android 1.6 + Windows 7 tablet couldn’t care less about a similar one from Apple. If you’ll recall, this one’s rocking a 10.1-inch touchpanel (1024 x 600), 1.66GHz Atom CPU, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a version of Android we forgot about in 1994. You’ll also find a microSD slot and a copy of Windows Home 7 Premium (with a 16GB SSD) or Windows 7 Professional (with a 32GB SSD). Still interested? Just wait until we tell you all about the $599 and $679 price tags, respectively.

P.S. – Yeah, that’s OS X shown running on the ViewPad 10 above. No, it won’t actually do that in real life.

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ViewSonic’s dual-booting Android / Windows 7 ViewPad 10 tablet now shipping originally appeared on Engadget on Tue, 08 Mar 2011 11:24:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro hands-on

We promised to dig up ViewSonic’s dual-booting Windows 7 and Android 2.2 ViewPad 10Pro tablet when we got to Barcelona, and here we are delivering on our word. We just got a chance to check out the 10.1-inch slate and we have to say hardware-wise, we’re dealing with typical ViewSonic quality — the 1024 x 600-resolution, capacitive screen isn’t exactly high quality (horizontal viewing angles were pretty bad) and the build was mediocre at best. However, software-wise we have to say the 10Pro is pretty interesting — the Intel Atom Oak Trail-powered slab boots Windows 7 Home Premium, but is running Android 2.2 on top. Unlike the first ViewPad 10, you don’t have to reboot the device to switch between Android and Windows as the Google OS is running as a virtualization. No word on the pricing of this one, but it should be hitting the market this May. Hit the break for a quick look at the relatively-quick Android / Windows hand-off.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro hands-on

We promised to dig up ViewSonic’s dual-booting Windows 7 and Android 2.2 ViewPad 10Pro tablet when we got to Barcelona, and here we are delivering on our word. We just got a chance to check out the 10.1-inch slate and we have to say hardware-wise, we’re dealing with typical ViewSonic quality — the 1024 x 600-resolution, capacitive screen isn’t exactly high quality (horizontal viewing angles were pretty bad) and the build was mediocre at best. However, software-wise we have to say the 10Pro is pretty interesting — the Intel Atom Oak Trail-powered slab boots Windows 7 Home Premium, but is running Android 2.2 on top. Unlike the first ViewPad 10, you don’t have to reboot the device to switch between Android and Windows as the Google OS is running as a virtualization. No word on the pricing of this one, but it should be hitting the market this May. Hit the break for a quick look at the relatively-quick Android / Windows hand-off.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10Pro hands-on originally appeared on Engadget on Mon, 14 Feb 2011 06:18:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon ViewSonic intros dual-SIM V350 smartphone, Windows 7 / Android dual-boot ViewPad 10Pro tablet

Mobile World Congress may not have its halls open quite yet, but that’s not stopping ViewSonic from giving the world a peek at what’s to come. First up is the V350 smartphone shown above, a dual-SIM creature with a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchpanel, Android 2.2, five megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS to boot. By supporting a pair of SIMs, it allows jetsetters to carry two SIMs from two operators in order to take advantage of different plans and networks for voice / data in different countries.

Moving on, there’s a highly intriguing new tablet in the waiting — the ViewPad 10Pro. This 10-incher (shown after the break) is a “professional” slate with dual-boot functionality, enabling users to tap into Android 2.2 or Windows 7 Professional at their leisure. It’s also one of the first tablets to utilize Intel’s long-awaited Oak Trail platform, and it’ll ship with a 1024 x 600 LED-backlit capacitive multitouch screen, inbuilt 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and a battery good for six or so hours of life. Finally, the ViewPad 10s — which was just unveiled at CES — is seeing a gentle update in Barcelona, with the ViewPad 10s 3G (predictably) gaining integrated 3G functionality. Mum’s the word on pricing and release, but as always, we’ll be prying for more once we touch down at BCN.

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ViewSonic intros dual-SIM V350 smartphone, Windows 7 / Android dual-boot ViewPad 10Pro tablet originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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postheadericon ViewSonic intros dual-SIM V350 smartphone, Windows 7 / Android dual-boot ViewPad 10Pro tablet

Mobile World Congress may not have its halls open quite yet, but that’s not stopping ViewSonic from giving the world a peek at what’s to come. First up is the V350 smartphone shown above, a dual-SIM creature with a 3.5-inch HVGA capacitive touchpanel, Android 2.2, five megapixel camera, a microSD card slot, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and A-GPS to boot. By supporting a pair of SIMs, it allows jetsetters to carry two SIMs from two operators in order to take advantage of different plans and networks for voice / data in different countries.

Moving on, there’s a highly intriguing new tablet in the waiting — the ViewPad 10Pro. This 10-incher (shown after the break) is a “professional” slate with dual-boot functionality, enabling users to tap into Android 2.2 or Windows 7 Professional at their leisure. It’s also one of the first tablets to utilize Intel’s long-awaited Oak Trail platform, and it’ll ship with a 1024 x 600 LED-backlit capacitive multitouch screen, inbuilt 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth and a battery good for six or so hours of life. Finally, the ViewPad 10s — which was just unveiled at CES — is seeing a gentle update in Barcelona, with the ViewPad 10s 3G (predictably) gaining integrated 3G functionality. Mum’s the word on pricing and release, but as always, we’ll be prying for more once we touch down at BCN.

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ViewSonic intros dual-SIM V350 smartphone, Windows 7 / Android dual-boot ViewPad 10Pro tablet originally appeared on Engadget on Fri, 11 Feb 2011 02:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds.

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