Acer comes out swinging; 7 and 10-inch Android tablets due in April 2011

By on November 23, 2010 at 12:13 PM.

Acer comes out swinging; 7 and 10-inch Android tablets due in April 2011

Today, at a planned media event, hardware manufacture Acer officially jumped into the Android tablet space by announcing two new future offerings. The company will offer both a 7 and 10.1-inch Android tablet that will begin shipping in April of 2011.

The 7-inch tablet boasts a dual-core 1.2 GHz processor, HDMI output, a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, Flash 10.1 support, 5 megapixel rear-facing camera, and an “HD” front-facing camera for video calling/chat.

The 10.1-inch model will have a 1GHz processor, along with a 5 megapixel camera, a 1280 x 800 screen resolution, an HDMI output, and Flash 10.1 support.

We’re still waiting for the company to let the official press releases fly. We’ll be sure to update this post with more details when that happens. Who’s excited?

UPDATE: The press release is after the bounce. More →

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ViewSonic unveils ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10

By on November 1, 2010 at 2:55 PM.

ViewSonic unveils ViewPad 7 and ViewPad 10

ViewSonic unveiled two new tablets on Monday, including a unique offering that runs both Android and Windows 7. The ViewPad 10 is a dual-boot tablet capable of running both Android 1.6 and Windows 7 Home Premium. It features a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, 1GB of RAM, a 16GB SSD drive, microSDHC support (up to 32GB), a 1.3-megapixel webcam and a 10-inch 1024 x 600-pixel LED backlit multitouch display. ViewSonic’s upcoming 10-inch tablet will ship with both operating systems pre-installed along with Microsoft Office, Adobe Flash support and videoconferencing software. The smaller ViewPad 7 opts for Android 2.2 in place of the 10′s dual-boot setup, and it features cellular data connectivity (HSPA), a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 0.3-megapixel front camera for video chat, 512MB of RAM, microSDHC support (up to 32GB), up to 10 hours of battery life and a 7-inch WVGA LCD touchscreen display. The ViewPad 7 will launch before the end of the year for $479 while the ViewPad 10 will be available some time in Q1 2011 for $629. Hit the break for the full press release. More →

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HTC working on Android 3.0 tablet due in Q1?

By on September 15, 2010 at 6:43 PM.

HTC working on Android 3.0 tablet due in Q1?

According to the sometimes-incredibly-reliable-but-sometimes-wrong Digitimes, HTC is definitely working on an Android 3.0 tablet and it’s set to be released in the first quarter of next year. Not much else is being reported by Digitimes, and to be honest, we all have assumed this already. Especially with Motorola working on an Android 3.0 tablet due out on Verizon Wireless around February. Our question for you? What tablet size would you prefer most? 10 inch, 7 inch, or something else? More →

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