ViewSonic ViewPad 7e Officially Announced for End of October, $200


ViewSonic has made official the next tablet in their Android tablet series. We’re getting the ViewPad 7e, a 7 inch tablet that runs Gingerbread and makes use of SPB Mobile Shell’s home replacement app for eye candy.

Beneath the hood is a 1GHz processor, micro HDMI, a 3 megapixel rear camera, a VGA front camera, 4GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot, Bluetooth and 802.11n WiFi. goods include Swype, RiteTouch and AirSync for over-the-air updates.

It should be available in North America within a week’s time (Latin America later) and will only cost $200, making it a decent option over the similarly priced Amazon Kindle if you need more of a pure tablet. You can find it for pre-order at Amazon. Read on for full press details.

WALNUT, Calif. – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today expanded its ViewPad tablet lineup to include the new ViewPad 7e.

Created with the economical consumer in mind, while offering the newest and most in-demand features, the ViewPad 7e is ViewSonic’s latest addition to the successful ViewPad tablet lineup. This convenient 7” Android 2.3 Gingerbread tablet combines a powerful 1GHz processor that is excellent for flash video and web browsing. The included Amazon Services for Android and Amazon Kindle™ for Android applications create a great tablet and e-reading device. With pre-installed apps like Twitter, TuneIn Radio and WildTangent games, a service for convenient browsing, downloading and purchasing of online and social games, the ViewPad 7e delivers a layered, intuitive experience that is sure to please all ages and wallets.

ViewSonic has further improved the Gingerbread experience with its exclusive ViewScene 3D interface to deliver an intuitive home screen layout with holographic visual effects. With the new ViewSonic user interface, usability and navigation is unparalleled. Users can quickly get up to speed and customize their favorite apps, delivered directly from the Android storefront.

With its RiteTouch technology and multi-touch capability, it’s easy to write directly on the ViewPad 7e’s 800×600 LED backlit screen. It is perfect for note taking in the classroom, or highlighting excerpts within a novel or textbook. RiteTouch technology makes it easy to swipe across content, zoom in and out, and scroll through emails using either a fingertip or a stylus. Texting couldn’t be easier with the built-in Swype™ keyboard, making typing lightening fast right out of the box.

Whether experiencing 1080p video playback via the Micro HDMI connection, enjoying Flash 10.3 based applications, or engaging in video chats or taking photos using the dual cameras (3MP rear, VGA 0.3MP front), the ViewPad 7e delivers a robust yet cost-effective multimedia experience. In addition to 4GB of internal storage, the ViewPad 7e offers up to 32GB of additional storage capacity via the micro SD card slot. Teamed with Wi-Fi® 802.11 g/b/n and Bluetooth® support, consumers are able to stay connected to all their favorite multimedia content wherever they go. For added convenience and functionality, the ViewPad 7e offers ViewSonic’s AirSync® technology to ensure that tablet owners will receive over-the-air device updates as they are rolled out, from feature add-ons to software updates.

The ViewPad 7e will be available in North America at the end of October for an ESP of $199.99. Latin America will follow with product availability in November.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. still waiting for Honeycomb on my G tablet. Viewsonic will never update its software, won’t be worth it. and no Honeycomb on this, Viewsonic should be ashamed of itself.
    Oh, and FIRST!

    1. Gotta root it man, I’ve had Honeycomb for 4 months now and it works great with the Tegra 2 processor.

      1. Installing firmware can be trouble for people not used to doing it. Besides, users shouldn’t have to. The manufacturers should support their hardware for at least a year. Not like what ViewSonic and Samsung does with their products.

      2. Its rooted, but non of the roms out there are that great. From what I remember is Nvidia didn’t release open source drivers for Honeycomb for the Tegra 2 that’s why it runs like crap on the current ROMS. Hoping they release it with ICS source code so we can finally get something good. I think Notion Ink is helping some of the devs with it because they use the same Tegra 2 chip (apparently 2 versions of the Tegra 2). But anyways, its all buggy as hell.

  2. Weight? I have the HP TouchPad and I really love the OS. The cards that flick so you just leave apps open is fab. Can’t wait for Nexus for this reason alone! I would love it if the touch pad were lighter, though nothing is perfect.

  3. this is not appealing to me at all. does it even have android market?

  4. Gosh, do OEM really have to be that cheap to get $200 tablet to consumers? What a piece of s#!^

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