Let’s say that you want a tablet and you’re pretty sure that Android is for you, but you also want to do the Windows thing on the same tablet when you need to run a certain application. If that’s the case, ViewSonic is gearing up its ViewPad 10pro tablet for someone just like you. That’s right, this device is a dual-booter.
It may look like any other tablet, but the ViewPad 10pro runs both Android 2.3 Gingerbread and Windows 7. It’s a shame they didn’t get Honeycomb under the hood of this 10.1-inch slate, but at least you have Google and Microsoft working together under the same framework. To make things more interesting, this is one of the first tablets to be powered by an Intel Atom processor.
More specifically, you get the Atom Z670 clocked in at 1.5GHz. Other core specs include the 1024×600 screen resolution, WiFi, Bluetooth, HDMI out, 1.3MP front camera, microSD expansion, and up to 8 hours of battery life. I applaud ViewSonic in trying to be versatile, but I have a feeling this only fits a very niche market. It also doesn’t help that pricing starts at $599 for the 16GB model (Win7 Home Premium) and goes up to $699 for the 32GB model (Win7 Professional).
Look for them both later this month.