We've already seen several Android-powered tablets unveiled so far at CES 2012 in Las Vegas, but today the folks at ViewSonic made their contribution by taking the wraps off of a few more. Dubbed the ViewPad E70, ViewPad 10pi and ViewPad 10e, all three models are due to hit the market in the next few months. Want some details on each of the slates? We've got 'em:
ViewSonic also announced that it's prepping a smartphone called the ViewPhone 3, which includes a 3.5-inch display, 800MHz processor, HSPA, dual-SIM support and Android 2.3. The ViewPhone is destined to hit in late Q1 2012 for $279, but it's currently only slated to hit Latin America. Overall it looks like ViewSonic's got itself a pretty interesting variety of tablets in the pipeline, especially the ViewPad E70, which features Ice Cream Sandwich at a price that's easier on the wallet than a lot of other Android slates out there. If you want to read up on these four devices more, we've got the full PR for you down below.
ViewSonic Introduces New Android™ 4.0 Tablet at CES 2012
ViewPad® E70 featuring the latest Ice Cream Sandwich operating system provides a premium mobile entertainment experience for web surfing, e-reading, gaming and more
WALNUT, Calif. – January 10, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the newest addition to its tablet line, the 7" ViewPad E70. The ViewPad E70offers the ultimate in value and fun for a premium tablet experience at an affordable price, featuring Google's latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, super light weight compact design and premium apps and services. The ViewPad E70 brings advanced technology to consumers with rich features and premium value, for an extremely portable and affordable mobile entertainment device. Integrated apps and services provide easy access to leading multimedia, entertainment content, and thousands of mobile apps offered.
The compact, ultra slim Android 4.0 tablet ships with a 1GHz processor and 4GB memory storage. Other features include a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi support and microSD expandable storage up to 32 GB. The ultra-portable design makes it easy for users to bring the device on-the-go for viewing and streaming multimedia with the included 1080p HDMI output.
"ViewSonic is committed to delivering advanced technology designed with the consumer in mind," said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development, ViewSonic. "Featuring the latest Android operating system, along with leading apps and services for entertainment content, the ViewPad E70 continues the ViewSonic tradition of bringing feature-rich products to new markets."
ViewPad E70 delivers a rich user experience with included apps, premium features, and the latest Android 4.0 operating system. One of the most portable and affordable tablet products on the market, ViewPad E70 is designed to meet consumer demand for a tablet that delivers on both quality features and value.
The ViewPad e70 will be available for an ESP of $169.99 in late Q1.
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ViewSonic Announces New Mobility Initiative with Android™ and Windows®-Based Tablets, New Dual-SIM Smartphone at CES 2012
New ViewPad® tablets and ViewPhone™ 3 enhances the company's family of mobility solutions for consumers and mobile professionals
CES, Las Vegas, NV – January 10, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp. (South Hall 36631), a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, announced new 10" tablets and a smartphone during CES 2012 to bring the company's mobile expertise to new audiences worldwide.
Expanding its ViewPad product portfolio, ViewSonic released the ViewPad 10e and ViewPad 10pi, both 10" tablets designed to fit into today's mobile lifestyle. The company's ViewPad tablet line, which also consists of the ViewPad 7e and the ViewPad 10pro, are perfect options for consumers to surf the web and interact with friends, and for the mobile worker to enhance productivity while on the go. On the heels of the successful smartphone line currently available in Asia Pacific, the ViewPhone 3 is the company's first dual-SIM smartphone for the Latin American region.
"2011 was a strong year for our mobile product family, as we debuted new tablets to fit various budgets and audiences. We're hitting the New Year strong with the introduction of new tablet innovations and our first Latin America smartphone," said Jeff Volpe, president for ViewSonic Americas.
The new products include:
ViewPad 10pi – For today's busy mobile professional, the ViewPad 10pi offers robust performance and state-of-the-art usability and productivity. The Windows® 7 Professional device features dual cameras for business video conferencing with a crisp IPS 1280x800 display panel. The tablet's ViewScene™ user interface is powered by Thinix® Touch to ensure users have an easy-to-touch, web-browsing experience. A dual-OS device, the ViewPad 10pi is powered by Intel's Oak Trail z670 processor and can run Android 2.3 in addition to the Windows OS. The ViewPad 10pi has an ESP of $849 and is available late January 2012 in North America.
ViewPad 10e – Designed with ViewSonic's power efficient model, the ViewPad 10e is paper thin and delivers more than 200 hours of standby life, ensuring the tablet withstands even the biggest power users. A perfect powerful tablet at an economical price point, the ViewPad 10e is ideal for every member of the family. Measuring just 9.1mm, the 10" enhanced, multi-viewing IPS display provides a superior ebook, movie viewing and game-playing experience. The device also includes many Android applications, such as the Amazon Kindle Reader and Amazon App Store for Android, and the 1Mobile market, which provides access to thousands of other free apps and games. Running Android 2.3 and a 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor, the ViewPad 10e also includes the ViewScene 3D customized interface to bring a user-friendly, 3D-like experience to consumers. The ViewPad 10e has an ESP of $299 and will be available late January 2012 in North America and Latin America.
ViewPhone 3 – A dual-SIM phone, the ViewPhone 3 allows users to separate work and personal calls, providing more freedom and privacy across all networks, including GSM, EDGE and HSDPA. With a 3.5" capacitive touch display, the ViewPhone 3 is the first ViewSonic phone to arrive in Latin America – a perfect fit for users based on research from Informa, who found that about 27 percent of all mobile subscriptions in the region are classified as multiple subscriptions. ViewSonic is directly addressing this market demand by enabling users to select the carrier and plan that best fits their individual use case. The ARM 800Mhz processor and Android 2.3 operating system ensure the phone brings powerful functionality to consumers. The ViewPhone 3 has an ESP of $279 and will be available in late Q1 2012.
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