ViewSonic ViewPad 10 finally coming to U.S.

Just five short months since its official announcement, the ViewSonic ViewPad 10 running both Windows 7 and Android 1.6 is coming to North America. Okay, five months isn’t really that short a span of time. How not short? We’ve had reviews posted since October.

So here are the basics: the ViewPad 10 is a multi-touch slate with 1024×600 LED-backlit display, Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor, 2GB of memory, and either 16GB SSD with Windows 7 Home Premium for $599 or 32GB SSD with Win7 Professional for $679. Both include Wi-Fi 802.11bgn, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, and 1.3MP front camera. On top of that, it can boot to Android 1.6 (an x86 port).

Okay, technically, we don’t have reviews of the ViewPad 10. Rather, our reviews and shortcuts and various other stories are about the TEGA v2 from our friend Hugo Ortega of Tegatech (and GBM). Both tablets are made by the same original design manufacturer and rebranded by the respective companies. The specs for the 32GB model match what we have, so Warner’s review should still apply. We even have two shortcuts about web browsers on the TEGA v2: Firefox tweaked for the touchscreen and Google Chrome.


Alleged Apple fanboi, accused Android apologist, and confirmed Microsoft MVP for touch and tablet Mark Sumimoto a.k.a. Sumocat dabbles in all areas of mobile computing with a focus on Windows-based Tablet PCs and pen input. A mobile computing enthusiast since 2004, he pioneered the field of ink blogging via his personal blog, Sumocat's Scribbles. His current tools include a Fujitsu Lifebook T900, TEGA v2, and iPhone 4. Email: sumocat [at]


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