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ViewSonic boosts Android-based 'smart display' line with two models

10/28, 7:29pm

New 22-inch and 24-inch models boast quad-core processor, Android 4.2

Display manufacturer ViewSonic announced its second-generation smart display today. The 24-inch VSD241 is a self-contained Android 4.2 Jelly Bean-based display with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, designed for executing local Android apps and cloud-based computing.

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Viewsonic buttresses gaming monitor line with two new models

09/30, 5:45pm

22- and 24-inch models all boast sub 2ms response time

Display manufacturer Viewsonic is refreshing its entertainment line of monitors today with the launch of its new VESA-mountable VX52 series, which includes the 24-inch (23.6-inch viewable) VX2452mhand 22-inch (21.5-inch viewable) VX2252mh. The VX52 series features Full HD resolution and ClearMotiv II technology that delivers 2ms response times for what the company says are blur-free images.

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Viewsonic buttresses professional line with new 27-inch QHD monitor

09/23, 6:53pm

New display offers pass-through DisplayPort for display mirroring

Display manufacturer ViewSonic is expanding its product family of professional displays by announcing the availability of its 27-inch VP2772 Adobe Color QHD display. The VP2772 delivers image quality with its Adobe Color capability and a 10-bit panel that delivers 1.07 billion colors at a 2560x1440 resolution.

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ViewSonic boosts VG39 display line with new 19.5-inch display

09/16, 5:33pm

\'Fully ergonomic\' display boasts full-hd resolution, adjustable stand

Display manufacturer ViewSonic is expanding its VG39 ergonomic display series with the availability of the new 19.5-inch VG2039m-LED, designed specifically for the enterprise market. The display boasts a "fully ergonomic" stand with height adjust, swivel, and tilt. Alternatively, the monitor can be installed into any VESA-compatible mount.

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Viewsonic boosts TD40 touchscreen line with 27- and 32-inch models

07/24, 9:26pm

Both models 10-point capacitive touch screen with multimedia speakers

Visual solution product supplier ViewSonic is expanding its TD40 touchscreen display series with the announcement of its brand new 27-inch TD2740 for consumer and commercial markets, and its 32-inch TD3240 designed for interactive digital signage applications. Both displays are 1920x1080 IPS displays with integrated 10-point projective capacitive touch technology.

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Nokia, ViewSonic, HTC forced into patent battle mediation

01/15, 6:40pm

Judge sends trio to magistrate judge to hammer out deal

A series of patent cases started by Nokia against ViewSonic and HTC have been referred -- as a group -- to mediation. Judge Leonard P. Stark of the United States District Court has sent the trio to Magistrate Judge Christoper J. Burke to try and hammer out a solution to the patent battles. The order comes nearly a week after Stark set a trial schedule that extends into 2015.

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Viewsonic grows Smart Display line with quad-core VSD240

01/08, 5:16pm

24-inch display boosts performance, screen size with new model

ViewSonic, a provider of monitors and related products, today unveiled its Smart Display product family, adding the 24-inch VSD240 to the recently-launched 22-inch display in the same line. The VSD240 integrates a 24-inch 1920x1080 Full HD LED screen with a quad-core Tegra 3 1.7Ghz processor from nVIDIA and the Android 4.1 "Jelly Bean" operating system.

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ViewSonic to showcase 4K screen, digital signage at CES

01/04, 6:33am

To reveal 32-inch UHD monitor, 84-inch UHD touchscreen

ViewSonic has said it will be showing off a number of displays at CES next week, including two UHD screens. An 84-inch 4K display that could be used as an interactive digital sign will be accompanied by a more practical 32-inch 4K-resolution desktop display aimed at cinematographers and graphic designers.

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ViewSonic intros 22-inch monitor with 2-point touchscreen

10/11, 11:32am

ViewSonic to bring out touchscreen LED monitor just in time for Windows 8 launch

ViewSonic this week introduced a touch-capable LED display with the 22-inch TD2220. Due out in October to coincide with the release of Windows 8, it will allow users to explore the operating system's touch control technology. The display can read inputs from a bare or gloved finger as well as a stylus.

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Viewsonic rolls out 3 slim VX70Smh LED displays

10/02, 12:18am

Two models available now, one coming December

Further adding to its monitor line, ViewSonic announced today new 27-, 23-, and 22-inch super-slim monitors with a frameless bezel design. All three displays feature a SuperClear IPS panel, with a Full HD resolution of 1920x1080.

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Viewsonic rolls out 27-inch VP2770-LED display

09/25, 9:35pm

Billion-color, 2560x1440 resolution display

Consumer electronics manufacturer ViewSonic announced its latest 27-inch professional grade monitor -- the VP2770-LED. The super IPS display offers professionals in digital photography, architecture, computer engineering and design nearly 80% more pixels than a standard 1080p display.

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Viewsonic Android-powered Smart Display VSD220 unveiled

09/11, 8:00am

Dual core, touchscreen, Ice Cream Sandwich embedded in display

Viewsonic has announced its new Smart Display today. The VSD220 Smart Display couples a 1920x1080 full-HD resolution touchscreen monitor with a dual-core OMAP 4 Texas Instruments processor, running Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), providing full Internet capability even when the display is not hooked up to a computer.

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Briefly: imgur block, ViewSonic monitor, Google App Engine

07/16, 8:46pm

Facebook blocks imgur

Facebook appears to be blocking posts from popular image hosting site imgur. Users attempting to post material with an imgur link will encounter a pop-up message telling them "The content you're trying to share includes a link that's been blocked for being spammy or unsafe." Facebook has made no other announcements on its blocking of the site, and a request for more information from the social network has yet to be answered.

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ViewSonic teases 22-inch Android tablet, more for Computex

05/25, 1:15pm

ViewSonic to bring Touch and Connect range of tablets, more, to Computex on June 5

ViewSonic, best known for its wallet-friendly TVs and computer monitors, is now teasing a new range of Android-powered tablets. The Touch and Connect range is said to be in prototype form, and is headlined by the 22-inch model, thus far known only as a smart business tablet monitor. It appears to be running on Android 4.0, though it may also eventually get a model with Windows 8 onboard and multi-touch capability.

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Nokia patent lawsuit targets HTC, ViewSonic, RIM

05/02, 9:50am

Separate suits filed in the US and Germany

Nokia has filed several separate lawsuits against HTC, ViewSonic and Research In Motion. The latter companies are accused of patent infringement for technology that is claimed to be protected by as many as 45 different patents related to hardware and software.

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Small ViewSonic PLED-W200 projector ships in Europe

04/25, 2:20pm

ViewSonic PLED-W200 has short throw and tiny size

ViewSonic has launched the PLED-W200 projector in Europe. It can display a 40-inch screen within a four-foot projection distance, weighs less than a pound, and is smaller than three stacked DVD cases.

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ViewSonic brings out ViewPhone 4e, 4s, 5e with Android 4.0

02/24, 11:20am

ViewPhone gets Android 4 models ahead of MWC

ViewSonic's other contributions to Mobile World Congress on Friday revolved around three smartphones, some testing the edge of what could be considered entry level. At the top, the ViewPhone 4s has a 3.5-inch, 640x960 IPS-based LCD much like that on Apple's iPhone 4 and 4S. It's closer to the iPhone 4 in features with a 1GHz processor, a five-megapixel rear camera, and a front VGA camera, although it, like the other two phones, ships with a customized version of Android 4.0 and dual SIM card slots.

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ViewSonic unveils ViewPad E100, G70, P100 ahead of MWC

02/24, 9:30am

ViewSonic ViewPad gets MWC 2012 refresh

ViewSonic brought its offerings for Mobile World Congress out on Friday, starting with tablets. The previously-leaked ViewPad G70 hopes to claim the budget title by combining Android 4.0 with a seven-inch screen. Prices are kept down by using a two-megapixel rear camera and a VGA front camera, although it has 1GB of RAM, a microSDHC card slot, and mini HDMI; ViewSonic hasn't identified the processor.

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ViewSonic to bring 7-inch Android 4.0 tablet to MWC

02/23, 4:05pm

ViewPad G70 with 3G, Android 4 coming to MWC

ViewSonic will unveil a seven-inch Android tablet at Mobile World Congress next week, Pocket-lint learned. Likely to be called the ViewPad G70, the device should run on Android 4.0 and a 1024x600-resolution touchscreen. It should also have the firm's custom ViewScene interface, but it ought to still keep access to Google services and access to the Android Market.

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ViewSonic shows off ViewPhone 3, dual-boot tablet, more

01/13, 12:50am

ViewSonic gives a glimpse at upcoming gear at CES

ViewSonic gave us a quick look at its upcoming hardware at the CES show. This included the 10-inch ViewPad 10e and dual-booting 10pi and 7-inch E70 Android tablets and ViewPhone 3. The phone will cost $280 and be unlocked when it ships in March, supporting AT&T and T-Mobile networks.

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ViewSonic to dip into US smartphones with ViewPhone 3

01/07, 7:10pm

ViewPhone 3 to get US intro at CES

ViewSonic has stated that it will launch its first US smartphone. The ViewPhone 3, Forbes was told, occupies the budget end of the smartphone space with a 3.5-inch screen, an 800MHz Snapdragon processor, 3G, a five-megapixel camera, and a light 512MB of RAM. Android 2.3 ships with a customized interface.

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ExoPC taps ViewSonic to build 32-inch EXODesk touch table

12/08, 8:20pm

Core i7 powered computer to run ExoPC's own UI

Canadian software developer and slate maker ExoPC has revealed that its forthcoming EXODesk computer will be built by Viewsonic. The 32-inch device features a 10-point table top display. It will incorporate ExoPC's proprietary EXO UI running on top of Windows 7.

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Viewsonic intros 23-inch 3D monitor with polarized glasses

11/02, 11:55am

Viewsonic ships V3D231 3D monitor with glasses

Viewsonic has just introduced a new and still uncommon 3D monitor the V3D231. While common with TV, the 23-inch screen is one of the few computer displays to let viewers to wear inexpensive polarized 3D glasses instead of the usual active shutter glasses. It outputs at 1080p in 2D with a static 1,000:1 contrast ratio but a dynamic 20,000,000:1 ratio.

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ViewSonic confirms October launch for $200 ViewPad 7e tablet

10/24, 11:45pm

Android tablet focuses on budget market

ViewSonic has finally announce a launch time-frame for its ViewPad 7e tablet, which is scheduled to arrive before the end of October. The Android-based tablet features a seven-inch display with 800x600 resolution, presenting Android 2.3 with ViewSonic's own "ViewScene 3D" interface overlay. Features are modest compared to high-end Android tablets, however the device aims to focus on the entry-level market.

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ViewSonic details ViewPad 10e tablet with Android 2.3

10/11, 2:00pm

Budget tablet has 1GHz processor

ViewSonic has announced its first ten inch Android-only tablet, the ViewPad 10e. The Viewpad 10e has a 9.7in. IPS LCD display with 1024x768 resolution. Like its smaller sibling the ViewPad 7e, the Viewpad 10e uses a 1GHz, single-core Cortex A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, and 4GB onboard storage expandable to 36GB with an SD card. It will use the Android 2.3 and ViewSonic's proprietary 3D interface.

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ViewSonic puts out slim VX2451mhp-LED desktop display

09/21, 7:20pm

24-inch 1080p ViewSonic monitor hits Europe

ViewSonic has added another entry to its portfolio of higher-end computer LCDs. The 24-inch VX2451mhp-LED offers a 1080p resolution using LED backlighting. Its dynamic contrast ratio is a high claimed 20,000,000:1.

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Viewsonic intros Android-based V430 smartphone

09/20, 9:20pm

Handset represents Viewsonic's third Android phone

Viewsonic has introduced its latest Android-based smartphone, the V430. The device appears to be a larger cousin to the company's V350; both devices share the same Android build, v2.2 Froyo, however the V430 jumps to a larger 4.3-inch display with WVGA resolution. Google's mobile OS is paired with Viewsonic's own ViewScene 3D UI overlay.

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ViewSonic's $200 ViewPad 7e tablet now up for pre-order

09/08, 5:50pm

ViewPad 7e now up for pre-order at Amazon

ViewSonic's entry-level ViewPad 7e tablet introduced at IFA is now available for pre-order on Amazon for $200. It sports a seven-inch display with a 1024x600 resolution and a 1GHz, single-core processor, along with 512MB of RAM. Android 2.3 is onboard, overlaid with a 3D interface.

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ViewSonic drops plans for Boxee-powered TV

09/08, 1:00pm

ViewSonic gives up on Boxee smart TV, for now

ViewSonic will no longer bring its planned smart TV running on Boxee's media center software, at least in the near term, the company told GigaOM. High costs and a lack of interest in the market were cited as the key factors. ViewSonic elaborated, stating consumers spent less on Smart TVs along with the slow-down in the economy.

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Microsoft pushes Acer, ViewSonic into Android licensing deal

09/08, 9:50am

Microsoft gets Acer, ViewSonic to pay for Android

Microsoft continued its campaign of profiting from Android's success on Thursday with new patent licensing deals through Acer and ViewSonic. The deals will see each pay royalties for their Android devices, such as the Iconia Smart and ViewPads. In spite of Acer being one of the first Chromebook makers, only ViewSonic of the two will also pay royalties for any Chrome OS devices it makes.

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ViewSonic intros dual-boot tablet, two 7-inchers at IFA

09/01, 4:30pm

ViewSonic shows one 10-inch, two 7-inch tablets

ViewSonic will bring three new tablets to the IFA show in Berlin. There are two 7-inch devices, with an Android 3.2-powered one called the ViewPad 7x and a cheaper, more e-reader like model in the ViewPad 7e. A 10-inch ViewPad 10pro will have Windows and Android with dual-booting.

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ViewSonic set to launch dual-boot 10pro tablet in US

08/17, 12:15am

10.1" tablet limited to Android 2.3

ViewSonic has finally announced US launch plans for its 10pro tablet, which was first unveiled at the end of May at Computex 2011. The tablet features dual-boot capabilities, enabling users to run Windows 7 or Android. The latter OS is limited to Google's Gingerbread build, however, rather than a Honeycomb 3.x variant that is now common to high-end Android tablets sharing the same 10.1-inch display size.

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ViewSonic to ship 24-inch 3D monitor in August for $500

08/01, 8:55am

ViewSonic intros 24-inch V3D245 3D monitor

ViewSonic has announced that it will ship its new 24-inch V3D245 3D monitor this August for $500. The LED backlit monitor supports 1080p playback and includes an NVIDIA 3D Vision wireless emitter and matching 3D Vision glasses. It is designed to display 3D images on connected systems powered by NVIDIA GeForce-equipped PCs.

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Viewsonic budget 7-inch Android tablet now on sale

07/14, 7:50am

Viewsonic releases Galaxy Tab killer on a budget

The Viewsonic 7-inch Android 2.2 tablet is now on sale through Amazon. The tablet has been dubbed the ViewBook VB730 and comes in at an affordable $230. As might be expected, it runs an older generation 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor matched with 512MB of RAM. However, a surprise at its price point is the inclusion of an HDMI port with 1080p playback and a stylus for input.

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Camangi rebadges ViewSonic 7x tablet as Mangrove7

07/08, 4:55pm

Honeycomb tablet to hit Japan in mid-August

Camangi will be introducing the Viewsonic 7x tablet into the Japanese market. Rebadged as the Mangrove 7, the seven-inch tablet will be one of the first tablets to run Android 3 and won't necessarily use 3.2. It is expected to be available in mid-August.

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ViewSonic intros 7" ViewBook 730 tablet for $250

06/06, 11:50am

Android-based tablet offers entry-level features

After introducing several new tablets last week at Computex, ViewSonic has unveiled another seven-inch model, the ViewBook 730, with an entry-level feature set. The device offers an 800x480 touchscreen and Android 2.2, rather than the tablet-optimized version of Google's mobile OS. The 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor is capable of 1080p video output via HDMI, while a front-facing VGA camera supports video chat.

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Viewsonic intros 24-inch LCD with built-in 3D emitter

05/31, 10:40am

Full HD, SRS Premium sound, HDMI 1.4 input

At the Computex trade show in Taipei, Taiwan, ViewSonic introduced a 24-inch, 3D LCD display, the ViewSonic V3D245wm-LED. ViewSonic claims it is the first 24-inch smart monitor with an integrated 3D emitter. The V3D245wm-LED has full 1080p HD playback at 120 MHz refresh rate. The monitor includes integrated SRS Premium surround sound speakers and one HDMI 1.4 input. ViewSonic claims it has a dynamic contrast ratio of 20,000,000:1 and a peak response time of 2ms.

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Viewsonic intros two new ViewPad tablets

05/30, 7:45am

ViewPad 10Pro and 7x inbound

Viewsonic has introduced two new tablets at Computex 2011. The Viewsonic ViewPad 10Pro will arrive with Windows 7 and Intel’s Oak Trail platform. The 10Pro will also have Android capability and is aimed at enterprise. The Viewsonic ViewPad 7x will be powered by a combination of Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 platform and is aimed at the consumer segment.

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ViewSonic set to introduce 7-inch Honeycomb tablet

05/11, 3:25pm

Tablet said to be labeled the 7X

ViewSonic is reportedly set to introduce a new Android-based tablet, the 7X, featuring a seven-inch display. If leaked details are correct, the device may be the first seven-inch tablet to arrive on the market with Honeycomb. Like many of its larger counterparts, the 7X is said to be powered by NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 platform.

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ViewSonic ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet moves to Android 2.2

05/03, 1:25pm

ViewSonic ViewPad 10 upgraded to Android 2.2

ViewSonic today gave owners of its unusual ViewPad 10 dual-boot tablet an upgrade to Android 2.2. The hybrid is leaping from the aging 1.6 and now gets access to a much more recent web browser, voice search, and many apps that were previously off-limits. No mention was made of official Flash 10.2 support, although the Windows 7 boot doesn't have that issue.

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Viewsonic adds more life to its gTablet with new update

04/18, 8:10am

New value-added update for gTablet

Fresh from receiving a hack overclocking its chip to 1.4GHz, Viewsonic has pushed an over-the-air (OTA) update to the device. Among the new features added, includes Adobe Flash support, USB keyboard and mouse drivers and an energy saving screen lock. Users will be prompted by a notification to update up rebooting or powering on their device.

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ViewSonic gTablet boosted to 1.4GHz, gets price drop

04/15, 1:35pm

ViewSonic gTablet gets Amazon price drop

ViewSonic hoped to push sales of the gTablet through to a combination of two factors. The first is a price drop at Amazon down to $280, and the other is that it's been overclocked to a 1.4GHz clock speed. XDA member pershoot boosted the chip from its standard rating of 1GHz by loading CyanogenMod 7. The 10.1-inch tablet runs on Android 2.2 and has Wi-Fi along with 16GB of built-in memory.

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Apple iPad 2 tops Consumer Reports’ tablet ratings

04/05, 6:45am

Original iPad ties with Xoom for second place

The Apple iPad 2 has topped the Consumer Reports tablet ratings. The iPad 2 outscored all-comers from Motorola, Dell, Samsung, ViewSonic and Archos. The next best tablet among the ten tablets tested according to Consumer Reports is the Motorola Xoom, or the original iPad, which tied for second. "So far, Apple is leading the tablet market in both quality and price, which is unusual for a company whose products are usually premium priced," said Paul Reynolds, Electronics Editor at Consumer Reports. "However, it's likely we'll see more competitive pricing in tablets as other models begin to hit the market."

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Panasonic, Hitachi, Mitsubishi team on 3D glasses standard

03/28, 6:35pm

Panasonic leads M-3DI standard for 3D glasses

Panasonic and Xpand 3D on Monday put out an initiative to settle on a standard for 3D glasses. M-3DI, which includes support from others like Hitachi, Mitsubishi, ViewSonic, and Seiko Epson, would create a consistent approach to active-shutter 3D for not just TVs and theaters but computers and home projectors. In an ideal world, the technology would let a viewer take the same 3D glasses they wear at home to the theater and get the same effect, the new group said.

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Mozilla outs Firefox 4 RC for Android, Maemo handhelds

03/23, 2:05pm

Firefox 4 Release Candidate for handhelds out

Mozilla has now released the Firefox 4 Release Candidate for portable devices running on Android or Maemo operating systems. There software is available in more than 10 languages and brings with it many improvements, most of which are mentioned in the video below.

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ViewSonic delivers dual-boot 10.1” ViewPad 10 tablet

03/08, 5:00am

ViewPad 10 boots Windows 7 and Android 1.6

ViewSonic has delivered the ViewPad 10, a dual-boot 10.1-inch tablet solution that runs both Android and Windows 7. The device centers on a large capacitive touchscreen display with a 1024x600 resolution with an LED backlight. An Intel Atom 1.66Ghz single-core processor paired with 2GB of DDR3 RAM powers the device.

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Hands on: ViewSonic v350 smartphone, ViewPad 4 tiny 'tablet'

02/14, 12:15pm

ViewPad takes tablet name, but with phone size

Although ViewSonic is better known for its monitors and televisions, the company brought several new tablets and smartphones to show off at Mobile World Congress. Electronista stopped by the company's booth to check out the v350 handset and the ViewPad 4, a device that seems closer in size to a smartphone but carries a name suggestive of a tablet.

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ViewSonic intros dual-SIM Android phone, dual-boot tablet

02/11, 1:00pm

ViewSonic shows dual-SIM Android phone, tablet

ViewSonic Europe on Friday kicked off its Mobile World Congress presentation by introducing a dual-SIM Android phone, the V350, and a dual-boot, 10-inch ViewPad 10Pro. The former has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and uses Android 2.2. It can answer calls coming to either SIM card's phone number at the same time and is geared the most towards Europeans and Asians who have more than one provider.

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Android 2.4 see in April, may keep phones, tablets divided

02/07, 2:35pm

Android 2.4 may keep phones and tablets fragmented

Google may be planning to keep Android 2 and 3 segregated in a long-term split of the platform, according to a ViewSonic source on Monday. The 2.4 update, once thought to be called Ice Cream, is now said to be a continuation of Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) that would simply add backwards compatibility for dual-core apps on single-core phones. Ice Cream, Pocket-lint heard, should be Android 3.1 and would keep the two apart in features and the interface.

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ViewSonic's gTablet hacked to run Notion Ink Eden firmware

02/02, 12:15pm

Notion Ink apps ported over to ViewSonic gTablet

XDA-Developers member gojimi has created a hack for the ViewSonic gTablet that will let them run some of the Eden firmware from the Notion Ink Adam. Eight of the Eden's apps have been ported over, including Notion Ink Canvas, Calculator, Browser, Calendar, Keyboard, Sniffer, Mail, and tablet version of QuickOffice. All are Android-based and should work on any ROM.

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