It looks like the ViewPad E70 budget tablet introduction wasn’t enough for ViewSonic at CES. They’ve gone ahead and unleashed more toys in the wild for us to play with… this time two more tablets and a smartphone. The tablets— known as the ViewPad 10pi and 10e— aren’t exactly game-changers, but they do have their unique features. The ViewPad 10pi is noteworthy as it features a dual-boot setup of Gingerbread 2.3 and Windows 7, with both OSes running on an Intel Oak Trail processor on a 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen display. While price is a bit steep at $849, the ability to run a dual-boot setup is tantalizing and will certainly sway a potential buyer or two. The ViewPad 10e is a tablet that is again running Gingerbread 2.3, but is only 9.1mm thin, promises 200 hours of standby time and has a sweet IPS display as well. Though there’s no Android Market, the tablet will come preloaded with the Amazon App Store, so you’ll still be able to access a plethora of apps. Look for the ViewPad 10e to be priced around $279. Both the ViewPad 10pi and 10e tablets will be released around the end of January.
The final eye-opener is ViewSonic’s announcement of their newest phone: the ViewPhone 3. As a dual-SIM handset, the phone features HSDPA connectivity, a 3.5-inch screen, 800MHz processor and Gingerbread 2.3. Look for the phone to be released in late Q1 of this year for $279. Hit the break for some photos and the presser from ViewSonic for all 3 devices. » Read the rest