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ViewSonic debuts ViewPad 10pro tablet

The ViewPad 10pro supports dual-OS boot in a unique manner and thus saves a lot on time

We have earlier reported that Viewsonic intends to take the wraps off its ViewPad 10pro tablet at the Mobile World Congress (MWC), and so has it done. The 10-inch tablet from the maker is currently being displayed in this year’s MWC which is being held over the period of 14th-17th February.

The latest ViewSonic tablet will have a powerhouse consisting of an Intel Atom Oak Trail processor, 2GB of memory and up to 32GB of storage. A 10.1-inch, 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multitouch display does duty on the ViewPad 10pro, which will have two models-one running Windows and the second being a dual-OS version with Windows 7 and Google Android 2.2 pre-loaded. Other features of the new tablet are HDMI and USB ports and a 1.3MP front-facing camera.

Speaking on their hands-on experience with the tablet, Engadget reports that that the viewing angles of the display and the build quality are average. But on the other hand, a very striking feature that comes to the ViewPad 10pro in its dual-OS avatar is the ability to run Android in virtualization while Windows is on. Simply put, that means you don’t have to reboot your device every time to switch between the 2 OSes and this now lets you run all your favourite Android apps while you are still working with Windows. The absence of the Android Market, as is the case with all tablets, is a downer though; but with the advent of Android 3.0 Honeycomb we can see a solution to this problem very soon if ViewSonic offers an update to the OS for its device later.


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Pallab Jyotee Hazarika, 2011-02-20 (Update: 2012-05-26)