Viewsonic is coming up with a tablet that can give Acer’s Aspire One D255 dual-boot netbook a run for its money. Like the Acer AOD255, the new Viewsonic ViewPad runs both Android and Windows 7 Operating systems. The specifications on the device include a 10″ LED display that renders content at 1024×600 pixel resolution, an Intel Atom N455 1.66GHz processor, a 1GB RAM and 160GB of hard drive storage. The device is equipped with a G-sensor, A-GPS and a 1.3-megapixel camera. Connectivity through Wi-Fi and Bluetooth are available as well.
A deal breaker probably is the version of Android OS running on the ViewPad – Android 1.6. If you look at it, new tablets running advanced OS versions are already being released and there is not much possibility of a future upgrade on offer as well.
But that apart, I think this is a good piece of hardware that is worth more than just a cursory look.
No idea why it has taken Sony Ericsson so long to bring their Xperia X10 to the American market. Nevertheless, from what we hear, AT&T should be bringing the Sony Ericsson X10 to the United States sometime between the mid of August and mid of September. Spec-wise, it looks kind of old at the moment. The device features an Android 1.6 device and at $345 is no bargain for consumers to pick this one over other devices with much more modern specs. We had earlier reported that the device could launch in Q2 of 2010.
Now, there is no word on how much subsidy AT&T is planning to offer on this phone. Considering that this is phone has pretty mundane specifications and the fact that it has existed in other parts of the world for some time now, expect some heavy subsidy as Ma Bell gears to sell the stocks out as quick as possible.
Nevertheless, hold on for some official communication from AT&T before throwing in your money at an alternative.
Augen has been churning out some nifty products lately. Earlier this month, the company had announced ‘The Book’ ereader that comes with an LCD display, a 400MHz ARM CPU, Linux platform and an SD slot with storage capacity of up to 8GB. Also, last week saw the announcement regarding the new Augen tablet that will bring a 7-inches display along with a 256MB RAM and 2GB internal memory for $149.99 on KMart.
Now, the company has announced yet another new product; this time in the netbook space. The new Augen Genbook 74 should be among the cheapest netbooks out in the wild. At $99, the latest from Augen features a 7-inches display, a 400MHz processor, a 128MB RAM on an Android 1.6 powered machine to offer something that’s value for money. Of course, the specs are not the best out there, but for the price, I can tell you, we will see a lot of people excited. Are you one? Then, head over to Kmart. The retailer is now stocking this latest netbook from Augen.
T-Mobile has opened up its page for the new Android powered Garmin GPSmartphone. The device is expected to go on sale from June of this year in the American market and will be the first handset that will integrate an Android powered smartphone and Garmin GPS device.
The device will come with 3G, Bluetooth 2.1 and Wi-Fi connectivity, a 3 megapixel camera that is equipped with autofocus and digital zooming. It will also have a Garmin specific interface. The Garminfone will run on Android OS 1.6.
Price is just $199, but wonder if one needs a Garmin powered smartphone when Android includes a free turn-by-turn navigation system in its own kit. You may probably want to cross-check your coordinates once in a while, no?