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ViewSonic launches tablets

The ViewPad 7 features Android 2.2 whereas the ViewPad 10 features a dual-boot setup consisting of Android 1.6 and Windows 7 Home Premium

ViewSonic launches tablets
The ViewPad 7 has sold better than the ViewPad 10 in the Asia Pacific region and Europe

ViewSonic has launched two tablet devices in the region; the ViewPad 7 and the ViewPad 10. The company describes the former as ‘the ultimate 3G tablet' and the latter as ‘a dual system tablet'.

"ViewSonic recognised the rapid growth of mobile Internet access and communications demands around the world. That is why we launched the new ViewPad 7 tablet. Powered by the latest certified Google Android 2.2 OS, ViewPad 7 users can access value-added services, such as Google Maps, Voice Search, Gmail, YouTube etc, as well as 3G video call functions, GPS navigation, dual stereo speakers, high-resolution AV entertainment, Documents-to-Go and more," said Junaid Gul, ViewSonic's Country Manager, Middle East Region.

The tablets were launched in the Asia Pacific region and Europe in the third quarter of 2010 and the company says it has had tremendous success with the devices in those regions. ViewSonic reckons it will experience similar success in the Middle East, now that the devices have been officially launched.

When asked about which tablet has been more successful for ViewSonic in Europe and the Asia Pacific regions Gul replies, "The ViewPad 7 has been very successful in those regions. Consumers prefer the smaller size because it offers a greater degree of mobility."

The recommended retail price for the ViewPad 7 is US $517 while the larger ViewPad 10 is expected to carry a price of $599. The former device sports the Android 2.2 operating system as standard whereas the latter is a dual-boot system offering Android 1.6 and Windows 7 Home premium.

The ViewPad competes with the likes of Apple's iPad and Samsung's Galaxy Tab, the former of which still hasn't been officially launched in the United Arab Emirates.

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