consumers who want a non-iPad tablet but can't decide between Android or
Windows versions, ViewSonic has a solution.
Computex, the company has officially unveiled the first dual-OS tablet, the
ViewPad 10Pro. The device runs Windows 7 Professional and is able to run
Android Apps, thanks to Blue Stacks virtualization. It allows users to switch
between the two operating systems instantly, without having to restart or shut
down the device.
ViewPad 10Pro is also one of the first devices available to consumers to be
powered by an Intel Oak Trail 1.5GHz Atom Z670 processor. It
also boasts 3G compatibility, 1080p video playback, and a 3500mAh battery (with
an expected battery life of about 4.5 hours).
have continued to invest in our strategic partnerships with Microsoft and
Google," Alan Chang, ViewSonic Managing Director of Europe and
Asia-Pacific said in a press release. "At Computex, you will see that
ViewSonic is not content with standing still."
addition to the Intel-based, dual-OS 10Pro, ViewSonic also unveiled the ViewPad
7x tablet. With the 7x, ViewSonic opted for the ARM-based NVIDIA Tegra 2
processor powering Android Honeycomb. The device packs a 7-inch, 1024x600
display and weighs in at under a pound (13.4 oz.). The ViewPad 7x also features
DLNA, HSPA+, HDMI-out, and front and rear cameras.
and availability were not immediately announced for either device.