Viewsonic debuts Android-powered tablet lineup

Viewsonic has jumped into the fast-moving tablet market with two Android-powered devices: the ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10.

The ViewPad 7 – which runs Android 2.2 (Froyo) – boasts a 800×480 WVGA LCD screen, 3.5G capable data technology, Google Mobile Services (GMS) such as Gmail and YouTube, along with easy access to 100,000 apps.

The 7-inch device also features wireless 802.11 b/g, Bluetooth connectivity, up to 32GB of storage (512MB base), a 10 hour battery life and 2 built-in cameras: a 3-megapixel, auto focus camera in the rear and a 0.3 megapixel camera in the front.

The ViewPad 7 will be available in late Q4 2010 at a $480 price point.

Meanwhile, the versatile Wi-Fi ViewPad 10 offers users a choice between booting into Windows 7 Home Premium or Google Android 1.6.

The higher-end device – which carries a $630 price tag – is powered by an Intel Atom 1.66GHz processor and 1GB of integrated memory.

The ViewPad 10 is also loaded with a 16GB SSD hard drive, an expandable micro SD slot, a 1.3-megapixel webcam with built-in microphone and a 1024×600 LED backlit panel that includes a G-sensor and capacitive multi-touch for seamless navigation across multiple apps.

The dual-booting ViewPad 10 is slated to hit store shelves in Q1 2011.