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Viewsonic joins the slate party, announces the 7-inch Froyo-loving ViewPad

Viewsonic is the next manufacturer to join the tablet race with the announcement of the 7-inch ViewPad 7. Running on the latest reincarnation of the Android OS – 2.2 Froyo – the new tablet hold a regular SIM card and promises full 3G and phone functionality.

Bluetooth is also on board, as well as a microSD card slot, Wi-Fi and a GPS receiver. USB is also supported and the tablet has full access to the Android market.

Curiously enough Viewsonic doesn’t mention the screen resolution (though we know it’s going to be an LCD unit) or the battery life. We guess we’ll have to wait a while longer to find out more about those quite important aspects of the tablet performance.

The Viewsonic ViewPad 7 first review samples will come in early October, so we guess market availability can’t be too far away either. Its pricing is said to vary but Viewsonic estimates that it won’t exceed 350 GBP including VAT.

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