We’ve all seen Android ICS on a 10-inch tablet screen, but what if the OS was installed on a larger desktop monitor measuring say, 21.5-inches. That’s what Viewsonic had in mind with their VSD220 Smart Display. The 21.5-inch LCD monitor runs Android 4.0 ICS and features a touch screen, dual-core 1GHZ TI OMAP Cortex A9 processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of storage, WiFi, LAN, Bluetooth, microSD card support and an HDMI out port. The result is a touch screen Android computer that sits on your desk, rather that your lap.
Viewsonic’s Smart Display runs Android just like a standard tablet, above. The size of the display makes the ICS interface look a bit silly at times – take for example the huge keyboard which consumes half of the screen – but the Smart Display does seem like a decent solution for users need basic email, web and app functionality.
No word on pricing or availability but the Smart Display won FCC approval today, suggesting that a launch is near. View Viewsonic’s FCC filing here.
ViewSonic unveiled a host of Android tablets at CES this week, including the ViewPad 10e, pictured above. Priced at $280, the ViewPad 10e is certainly inexpensive, although the device’s 10.1-inch 1024×600 screen and use of Android 2.3 Gingerbread are somewhat disappointing.
Earlier this week, the ViewPad 10e made an appearance on the FCC and got torn down in the process. Internal photos of the device show a Vimicro processor and Hynix SDRAM. Also visible is a chip with the Silicon Image logo, although the chip’s part number isn’t visible.
Check out the full gallery, below.
Earlier this week, ViewSonic announced plans to release a mobile phone called the ViewPhone 3, and on Wednesday the device made its first appearance on the FCC. The ViewPhone 3 is ViewSonic’s first mobile phone, and appears to be targeted at the lower-end of the smartphone market.
The ViewPhone 3 will feature a 3.5-inch screen, 800MHz Qualcomm processor, 512MB of RAM and Android 2.3. The device will be released in Latin America initially, although the device is expected to eventually come to the US unlocked. The version of the ViewPhone 3 that hit the FCC won approval for GSM 850 and 1900 bands, but only WCDMA band V.
No word on pricing or a release date, but judging from the ViewPhone 3’s specs, the device should be less than $100 on contract.
Can’t decide whether you want an Android or a Windows tablet? Take a look at Viewsonic’s VS14406 tablet PC. This tablet allows users to switch between Windows and Android on the fly thanks to the device’s OSSwitcher application, below. It’s a cool concept in theory, although we’d like to see the VS14406 in action before getting too excited.
https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/oetcf/eas/reports/ViewExhibitReport.cfm?mode=Exhibits&RequestTimeout=500&calledFromFrame=N&application_id=624322&fcc_id=%27GSS-VS14406%27 for the VS14406 show support for WiFi and Bluetooth. The device relies on an Intel Atom Oak Trail processor, and external photos of the device show a screen that appears to be 7-inches. Unfortunately, Viewsonic’s FCC filings don’t reveal much else, nor do we have any idea about the VS14406’s release date or pricing.
Check out the full gallery of VS14406 internal photos below.
Sure, the Amazon Fire may be getting the lion’s share of the press, but ViewSonic plans to soon release its own 7-inch Android tablet, the ViewPad 7x. On Friday, the 7x hit the FCC, winning approval for its WiFi and Bluetooth capabilities.
The ViewPad 7x features a 7-inch 1024×600 screen, Android 3.2, dual-core 1GHz Nvidia Tegra 2 processor, front (2MP) and rear (5MP) cameras, and 8GB of internal storage. The device will sell for $379 and will be released in October.
Android tablets are great, but what happens when you need the full power of Windows? Enter Viewsonic’s ViewPad 10pro. This 10-inch tablet allows users to switch between Windows 7 and Android, perhaps providing users with the best of both worlds.
The ViewPad 10pro won FCC approval today for its Bluetooth and WiFi capabilities. FCC filings also include internal photos of the device, showing some low resolution shots of the ViewPad 10pro’s Intel Oak Trail 1.5GHz processor.
We’re not sure who’s looking for a Windows 7 tablet right now with Windows 8 expected to launch in 2012. And although the ViewPad 10pro’s ability to run both Windows and Android is a cool feature, the device really just runs Android in a Windows-based virtualization app, so you don’t get the full benefits of a tablet OS.
No word on pricing or a release date yet.