Computex 2012, held in Taipei, was a real eye-opener when it comes to the current as well as future potential of tablet technology, with bigger displays and multiple platform availability the order of the day.
As an example, or in case you’ve missed it, check out our hands-on video of the ASUS Transformer AiO which features an 18.4″ display and supports both Android 4.0 and Windows 8. If you think that is big, the device we’re looking at right now, the Viewsonic VCD22 “tablet” is almost 4 inch bigger!
Yes, as the name suggests, the VCD22 features a massive 22-inch display with a resolution of 1920×1080. Before we talk any [...]
Samsung may have jump started the race to release both a bigger phone via its 4.8 inch Galaxy S3 and 5.3 inch Galaxy Note, and apparently has a rumored 11.6-inch Galaxy Tab in the works, too. Sadly though, the rumor river has run dry, and Sammy has remained hush hush since the rumors first leaked into our power-blogging claws. Because we haven’t heard anything juicy from the Korean tech giant as of late, our laser gaze turns to to Toshiba and its promise to bring out 13.3-inches of Excite(d) tablet goodness, which is supposed to land in June. Thankfully, there’s a new big boy in town.
Because we know that’s not enough to satisfy you, you better hold on to [...]
Just when we started to hope that the longstanding legal battle between Apple and Samsung might reach a “friendly” end, another (former) important player in the smartphone market announced the start of what could be an even more epic patent war.
Nokia, who just a year ago was the number one smartphone manufacturer in the world, but quickly dropped to third place behind Apple and Samsung, has set its sights on more “modest” targets. That’s right, targets, as in plural, because the Finnish have filed a total of 11 lawsuits in the US and Germany against HTC, RIM, and Viewsonic, covering no less than 45 patents.
“We have already licensed our standards essential [...]
On the first day of CES 2012, ViewSonic Corp. has announced their newest tablet—the ViewPad E70. What makes this 7” tablet different is that ViewSonic promises to deliver a ‘premium tablet experience at an affordable price.’ However, we do like the idea that the tablet is already running the latest Android OS, the Ice Cream Sandwich. Plus, we like that the tablet has a super lightweight and compact design. Moreover, the ViewPad E70 enables usability for their consumers who have a strong demand for rich apps and services.
Its specs include the following:1GHz Processor 4GB Memory Front-Facing Camera MicroSD Expandable Storage Wi-Fi Support
“ViewSonic is [...]
ViewSonic, a known name in the consumer electronics industry, is one of the makers who just released its new Android tablet. The ViewPad line of tablets now has its newest sibling, the ViewPad 7e.
This tablet sports Android 2.3 Gingerbread and surprisingly, it’s not using the default Android interface. Instead, it is using ViewScene 3D, which has holographic visual effects.
Under the hood of this sleek tablet is a fairly powered ARM Cortex A8 processor pegged at 1.0 GHz with 512 MB RAM. The storage space in this device may not be that much,but the 4 GB storage can always be expanded up to 32 GB through its microSD card slot.
Viewsonic made it sure that [...]
E-readers are becoming a huge market. This is mostly because of the booming e-book market. However, right now, Amazon’s Kindle is king of the hill. It’ll take a lot to dislodge them off that throne. Viewsonic seems to want to attempt it though. They’ve just announced the release of its 7-inch ViewBook 730, an Android tablet focused for the e-book crowd.
To say that the ViewBook 730 isn’t anything revolutionary is an understatement. An e-reader doesn’t need much after all. However, it does try to enter the current niche of the Nook, which is that of a multi-purpose eReader/tablet. Revealed specs for the ViewBook are: Android 2.2 (Froyo) as [...]
Picture this. Superb entertainment combined with cutting- edge business apps to suit the working professional’s dynamic, on-the-go lifestyle. Seems surreal? Well, it’s no longer as far- fetched as you think.
The dual-booting ViewSonic ViewPad 10 just got an upgrade to Android 2.2. This means a refined zoom feature for the 1.3 megapixel built-in camera, built-in Twitter and a widget that makes it convenient for you to dial and to browse. And the Froyo upgrade also means better Flash and multitasking features.
Apart from the Google Android apps (and the Gmail, Calendar, Youtube apps), you can also run Windows 7 applications (Adobe Acrobat, Word, Excel, [...]