Viewsonic 7x Honeycomb Tablet expected to release in June
ViewSonic’s ViewPad 7x looks like it could be the first 7″ tablet to run Honeycomb as Pocket Lint is reporting that it will be arriving in June. According to reliable sources, Viewsonic is about to launch the Viewsonic ViewPad 7x, a new Android tablet that will sit above the company’s current 7-inch model the ViewPad 7, but not replace it. It will be unveiled at this year’s trade show in Taipei.
If true, the Viewsonic 7x would be the first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet to hit the market meaning it will likely beat the HTC Flyer and the HTC EVO View 4G to the punch. It’s currently unknown if the other major 7-inch tablet, the Samsung Galaxy Tab, will be getting a bump to Android 3.0.
But it’s not just about the operating system; the ViewSonic ViewPad 7x will come with a Nvidia Tegra 2 chip – dual-core of course – two cameras for front and back recording action, HSPA+ and greater support on the connectivity front. Other details we’ve managed to glean are that it weighs 380 grams, comes with a funky back design, and features DLNA and HDMI support for sharing media with your TV.
The new ViewPad is not said to be replacing the existing ViewPad 7, but it’s not yet clear if it will launch with Android 3.0 or the newly-announced Android 3.1. Then name suggests that its a successor to ViewSonic’s less than impressively spec’d ViewPad 7 tablet which offers a 600MHz processor, 512MB of RAM and Android 2.2. In terms of its design leaked pictures depict a noticeably different device to the ViewPad 7 with a larger bezel and unique, though not necessarily attractive, triangular pattern on the back.
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.
Source: Pocket Lint