Viewsonic, a company famous for its PC monitors, is planning to launch a low cost tablet in India. Viewsonic already sells a tablet in India — Viewpad 7 for Rs 15,000.
The upcoming low-cost tablet, called Viewpad 7e, would run Android 2.3 Gingerbread with a 1 GHz Arm Cortex-A8 processor and 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM. The bad news is that the tablet’s 7 inch display with 800 x 600 pixel resolution will have a resistive touchscreen which we all know is not the best in the business. However, given the price, it is not that big a concern especially coming from a quality brand.
“The tablet is under compliance testing in India, and as soon as that is over we will launch it in India,” Girish Mantani, national sales manager of Viewsonic’s tablet division in India, told The Mobile Indian.
He added, “We plan to target educational institutions and students with this tablet and it will be our low cost offering.”
ViewPad 7e is also equipped with a 3 megapixel rear camera and 0.3 megapixel front camera. Besides, it supports WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR. Viewpad 7e also supports Adobe Flash 10.3 offering better support for games, video streaming and other web media.
You can playback 1080p videos on a large screen via a mini HDMI connection. You also get an OTG (on the go) USB port for the host/device. For storage Viewsonic Gingerbread tablet provides 4 GB of internal storage capacity and up to 32 GB expandable memory through a microSD card.
Viewsonic, however, has not kept its promises earlier as it had said it would launch Viewpad 10 Pro way back in July, but the device is still stuck at the compliance testing level We hope that the process is finished soon and we get to experience the tablet, which promises to offer very good value for money.