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ViewSonic ViewPad 7 hits Amazon for $120 over MSRP

Updated 4 years ago
Published Nov 16th, 2010 11:21AM EST

In a peculiar turn of events, Amazon has made ViewSonic’s upcoming ViewPad 7 tablet available for pre-order. No, that’s not the peculiar part. Amazon — an online retailer known for retail prices so low that countless brick and mortar retailers have been forced out of business — is charging $120 over MSRP for the upcoming Android tablet. ViewSonic took the wraps off its ViewPad 7 tablet earlier this month and when it did, pricing was set at $479. $479 is already steep for the tiny Android 2.2-powered tablet, and Amazon currently has it listed at $599. A 7-inch touchscreen display, cellular data connectivity with support for voice calling, a 3-megapixel rear camera, a 0.3-megapixel front camera for video chat, 512MB of RAM, microSDHC support (up to 32GB) and up to 10 hours of battery life all sound great, but definitely not great enough to warrant $120 above retail. The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is set to launch some time before the end of the year.

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