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ViewSonic 7x tablet shipping this August

The company’s first 7-inch Honeycomb tablet coming to Japan for 49,800 yen, will be renamed to Mangrove7

ViewSonic officially revealed its 7-inch Honeycomb tablet at Computex 2011 and now a final release date may be in order.

According to netbooknews, the ViewSonic 7x will officially launch sometime in mid-August in Japan, although a date outside of the country is still unknown. The tablet will be rebranded as the Mangrove7, but will likely keep the ViewSonic name when it releases internationally.

The 7-inch tablet carries a 1024x600 resolution display with Gorilla Glass, Nvidia Tegra 2 APU, 1GB RAM, 8GB SSD and front and rear cameras with flash. Connectivity options are plentiful as well, including 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, micro USB, microSD, GPS and mini HDMI. In total, the unit comes in at about 11.92mm (0.47-inches) thick with a weight of about 380g (0.84 pounds).

The ViewSonic Honeycomb tablet will go on sale for 49,800 yen (614 USD, 426 Euro) in Japan. Netbooknews is predicting a price between $449 and $499 when it finally reaches the U.S.


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Allen Ngo, 2011-07- 5 (Update: 2012-05-26)