ViewSonic launches Oak Trail dual-OS tablets

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LAS VEGAS, USA: ViewSonic Corp., provider of consumer electronics has announced new 10" tablets and a smartphone during CES 2012 to bring the company's mobile expertise to new audiences worldwide.


Expanding its ViewPad product portfolio, ViewSonic released the ViewPad 10e and ViewPad 10pi, both 10" tablets designed to fit into today's mobile lifestyle.

The company's ViewPad tablet line, which also consists of the ViewPad 7e and the ViewPad 10pro, are perfect options for consumers to surf the web and interact with friends, and for the mobile worker to enhance productivity while on the go, said a press release.

On the heels of the successful smartphone line currently available in Asia Pacific, the ViewPhone 3 is the company's first dual-SIM smartphone for the Latin American region.


"2011 was a strong year for our mobile product family, as we debuted new tablets to fit various budgets and audiences. We're hitting the New Year strong with the introduction of new tablet innovations and our first Latin America smartphone," said Jeff Volpe, president for ViewSonic Americas.


The new products include:


ViewPad 10pi:

The ViewPad 10pi offers 'robust' performance and state-of-the-art usability and productivity. The Windows 7 Professional device features dual cameras for business video conferencing with a crisp IPS 1280x800 display panel.

The tablet's ViewScene user interface is powered by Thinix Touch to ensure users have an easy-to-touch, web-browsing experience. A dual-OS device, the ViewPad 10pi is powered by Intel's Oak Trail z670 processor and can run Android 2.3 in addition to the Windows OS.

The ViewPad 10pi has an ESP of $849 and is available late January 2012 in North America.


ViewPad 10e:

Designed with ViewSonic's power efficient model, the ViewPad 10e is paper thin and delivers more than 200 hours of standby life, ensuring the tablet withstands even the biggest power users.

Measuring just 9.1mm, the 10" enhanced, multi-viewing IPS display provides a superior ebook, movie viewing and game-playing experience. The device also includes many Android applications, such as the Amazon Kindle Reader and Amazon App Store for Android, and the 1Mobile market, which provides access to thousands of other free apps and games.

Running Android 2.3 and a 1Ghz Cortex A8 processor, the ViewPad 10e also includes the ViewScene 3D customized interface to bring a user-friendly, 3D-like experience to consumers.


The ViewPad 10e has an ESP of $299 and will be available late January 2012 in North America and Latin America.

ViewPhone 3:

A dual-SIM phone, the ViewPhone 3 allows users to separate work and personal calls, providing more freedom and privacy across all networks, including GSM, EDGE and HSDPA. With a 3.5" capacitive touch display, the ViewPhone 3 is the first ViewSonic phone to arrive in Latin America -- a perfect fit for users based on research from Informa, who found that about 27 per cent of all mobile subscriptions in the region are classified as multiple subscriptions.

ViewSonic is directly addressing this market demand by enabling users to select the carrier and plan that best fits their individual use case. The ARM 800Mhz processor and Android 2.3 operating system ensure the phone brings powerful functionality to consumers. The ViewPhone 3 has an ESP of $279 and will be available in late Q1 2012.