May 11th, 2011

While everyone except HTC seems to have given up the 7-inch form factor in favor of 8.9 and 10.1-inch tablets, ViewSonic hasn’t forgotten about the mid-sized option. The company is slated to reveal the ViewSonic 7x, an upgrade (but not a replacement) to the ViewSonic 7. It should become the first 7-inch tablet to utilize Honeycomb and will sport a Tegra 2 chip, dual cameras, and HSPA+ support.

The 7-inch size last saw some relative success with the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and is the footprint that HTC chose for their Flyer tablet. The Flyer, though new, does not come out of the box with Honeycomb (though an update is promised for the future).

More details on the ViewSonic 7x should become available towards the end of the month at Computex, where it will be unveiled. Until then, no word on pricing, though rumors suggest a June launch.

[via PocketLint]

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