ViewSonic Announcing 7” Honeycomb Tablet at Month’s End, Launching in June (Updated)

Posted on 12 May 2011, Last updated on 12 May 2011 by

viewsonic viewpad 7xAccording to, citing “reliable sources”, ViewSonic is poised to launch a 7” Android tablet that will run Honeycomb (check out the shape of the cam and flash in the photo… pretty wild).

You’ll no doubt recall that ViewSonic already has a 7” Android device on the market, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7, but it’s only running Android 2.2 and rocking out a relatively weak 600MHz CPU.

The updated ViewSonic ViewPad 7x, as it’s called, won’t replace the ViewPad 7 according to Pocket-Lint, but will merely sit next to it as a premium option. If money isn’t an object then you’d be wise to pick the ViewPad 7x over the older model as the 7x will be rocking out an Nvidia Tegra 2 dual-core CPU. Other details are relatively slim at the moment; all that’s been confirmed is the usual front/rear cams, DLNA support and HDMI-output (likely mini-HDMI) and a weight of 380 grams — slightly heavier than the similarly sized Galaxy Tab [tracking page].

We could tell you when exactly ViewSonic plans to announce the 7x, but we think it’d be nice if you stopped by Pocket-Lint for that info. Go ahead, we’ll wait.

Are you back? Well now you’ll see that it looks like it’ll be a race to the market between the ViewPad 7x and upcoming Acer Iconia A100/A101. Who’s your money on?

It’s unclear whether or not the device will be launching with Honeycomb 3.0 or 3.1. Either way, hopefully the recently announced update-alliance will ensure that the device receives updates in due time.

We plan on getting our hands on one of these devices down the road for some in-depth testing, stay tuned!

Update: We’ve confirmed through our sources that the device will indeed be launching at Computex.

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