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ViewSonic reveals tablet with dual-boot Android, Windows 7

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 May 2011 11:08 User comments (6)

ViewSonic reveals tablet with dual-boot Android, Windows 7 ViewSonic has showed off a 10-inch tablet today, one that dual-boots Android and Windows 7 and runs on Intel's brand new Oak Trail processor.
The ViewPad 10Pro will run Windows 7 Professional and Android 2.2, with users able to switch the operating system by pressing one button on the display. The tablet can do so by virtually running Android using BlueStacks technology.

Intel unveiled the 1.5GHz processor Oak Trail chips in April, the first designs that Intel has put out that can compete with ARM chips seen in mostly all current smartphones and tablets.

Additionally, the tablet has 32GB Internal storage, a 3500 mAh battery and dual cameras.

The tablet will be significantly heavier than the market leading Apple iPad 2, weighing 28.21 ounces compared to 21.16 ounces. The device is expected to be priced at $800 when it goes on sale in Taiwan next month.

Intel says the ViewPad 10Pro will be one of 35 tablets launched this year running the Oak Trail processor.

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6 user comments

130.5.2011 11:21

wow

230.5.2011 12:03

I sure want 1 :S



330.5.2011 15:27

I've been noticing more and more devices are going with a dual boot option. I wonder what took them so long.

430.5.2011 20:53

this would have been on my list to buy but they didn't put huneycomb on it like this with flash would have been the boss do we need to tell them look android 3 with flash 4 g ready win7 with firefox for the epub reader plug in then we could use it at schools all around the country or they are all going to fall behind the ipad tablet when it comes to schools look I work in Maine we have a deal with apple (and I'm not a fanboy ) but what they(apple) have over others they listion to what is needed and book readers .... text books and stuff the real world uses like we need android 2.2 its outdated... 2 years old... and we want them to keep pushing forward not behind anymore .. new means forget the old and move on its time... to hold them all to new standards ....

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531.5.2011 2:44

Originally posted by mystic:
this would have been on my list to buy but they didn't put huneycomb on it like this with flash would have been the boss do we need to tell them look android 3 with flash 4 g ready win7 with firefox for the epub reader plug in then we could use it at schools all around the country or they are all going to fall behind the ipad tablet when it comes to schools look I work in Maine we have a deal with apple (and I'm not a fanboy ) but what they(apple) have over others they listion to what is needed and book readers .... text books and stuff the real world uses like we need android 2.2 its outdated... 2 years old... and we want them to keep pushing forward not behind anymore .. new means forget the old and move on its time... to hold them all to new standards ....

Speaking of schools..did they teach you to type like that? :p

Anyways, it has android 2.2. This is probably because the development started on it long before the Honeycomb source code was released to OEMs and it would have delayed the tablet much longer to update it to honeycomb, and not to mention the added cost Honeycomb brings to a tablet. If I wanted to spend $500 for a Honeycomb tablet why not get a netbook or cheap laptop? You would get a faster CPU,more storage space, and a full keyboard. Possibly better battery life to. Going with Froyo now and adding Honeycomb latter would be a smart thing to do to keep the cost down to the consumer which means more sales. I much prefer honeycomb for a tablet, because it no longer seems like an over sized smart phone, much the same way the iPad and iPad2 are just an over grown iPhone, but it may not be the most practical Android choice for now.

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61.6.2011 8:15

@Xplorer4

?? and not to mention the added cost Honeycomb brings ??

Not sure how something thats free can bring added expense.. ok most devices running the HComb are higher spec newer devices and hence your paying largely for that.

However that said im using a htc desire with Gingerbread, which is why i love android, despite manufactures making products end of life there is always the rom/moddes community for help.. HTC just did a u turn with HBoot after realising they had probably nearly pissed of their entire primary fan base.

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