It will run Android 2.2, support Wi-Fi and come with a 3.5mm audio jack
It seems like 2010 would go down in history as the year of the tablets. It all started with the iPad which continues to sell like hot cakes. The iPad was followed by the likes of the JooJoo and the Samsung Galaxy Tablet - and the deluge isn't likely to stop any time soon, it seems.
Another company that has its eyes set on the tablet segment is Viewsonic. It has just revealed its ViewPad tablet which is a full fledged tablet with a cool extra feature. It is a phone as well. While the Dell Streak - even with its size was "phone like" in nature, the ViewPad is much larger and can possibly earn the recognition of being the largest cellphone on sale - whenever it is launched.
As for the other features, we begin with the screen which measures 7-inches across. The ViewPad will run Android 2.2 "Froyo". While other detailed specifications are yet to be revealed, initial reports point towards an 800*480-pixel display, a 600 MHz ARM processor and dual cameras (3 megapixel at the rear and VGA at the front). The ViewPad will also support Wi-Fi and come with a 3.5mm audio jack. The internal memory is yet to be revealed. What we do know now is the presence of a microSD card slot. It also expected to support hand writing recognition - which would be interesting to see - especially on a capacitive display.
The ViewPad is expected to be launched by October 2010 and would be priced at around the $550 (Rs. 25,000) mark.