ViewPad 7 Android Tablet … Phone

Viewsonic have officially revealed the details of their forthcoming ViewPad 7 tablet device. Sorry, did we just call it a tablet? Well make that a tablet/phone hybrid!

Yep, the Android Froyo packing ViewPad 7 will also double up as a mobile, in much the same way that the Dell Streak did. At a full 7 inches however, it’s a fair bit larger than the Streak, and probably one of the biggest mobile phones this side of the 1980s!

The ViewPad 7 promises to offer a VGA front-facing camera for video calling, a 3 megapixel stills camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and GPS connectivity; a USB port and microSD slot, as well as 3G phone connectivity, ereader and office document smarts.

“We are proud to announce another world first at ViewSonic”, said Derek Wright, European product marketing manager. 3G phone functionality combined with dual cameras gives the ability for use of Android apps to use augmented reality or video calling on the move with the benefit of an excellent 7-inch screen.

“The ViewPad 7 is aimed at users who require the ‘always on’ connectivity they are used to from a mobile phone with a more agreeable screen size for longer term use”.

Expect the ViewPad 7 to hit shops around October, priced £350.

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