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[MWC 2011] ViewSonic ViewPad 4 to get Gingerbread this year
Introduced for the first time at CES 2011, the ViewPad was also available on ViewSonic’s stand; acccording to ViewSonic’s official statement this new ViewPad V4 will run on Android 2.3 and be available by April 2011.
The ViewPad V4 comes with a 4.1” WVGA screen a 1GHz Snapdragon CPU, a 5Mpix Camera, GPS/A-GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi and will be able to record video in 720p.
Backed by ViewSonic’s comprehensive European support, the ViewPad 4 offers both phone and tablet functionality in a flash 10.1 enabled Android-based 4.1-inch WVGA touch capacitive device. Based on a Qualcomm® MSM 8255 1GHz platform, the ViewPad 4 delivers full mobile phone functionality bundled with HD 720p video recording, playback, upload, and mini-HDMI 720p display output. A 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, Bluetooth® 2.1 and 802.11 b/g/n wireless enables video calling via an additional front facing camera. Additionally, GPS / A-GPS functionality makes make use of the Google Certified Maps and Navigation, where Android Market offers access to over 200,000 applications. ViewSonic has further enhanced the ViewPad 4 with the brand new ViewScene User Interface (UI) that makes use of the GPS to adapt the home screen to the applications you may want better access to. For example, the display shows social networking updates at home and business related applications at work.
“With the Google Android operating system fast becoming the world’s leading smartphone platform, the ViewPad 4 looks set to be one of the first to carry Google’s latest iteration of ‘Gingerbread’ which offers enhanced compatibility with future Google optimised apps, even those built for future tablets. Combined with dual cameras and HDMI support, the ViewPad 4 is something we are very proud of” said Derek Wright, Product Marketing Manager – ViewSonic Europe.
ViewSonic will be showing key partners the ViewPad 4 with latest version of ‘Gingerbread’ Android OS in April 2011, with general supply to follow shortly after.
Android was by far the largest smartphone platform in the US market in Q4 2010, according to a report by Canalys. With the rise of Android based devices being developed, the trend looks set to be reflected in Europe with ViewSonic Europe being one of the major players.