ViewSonic ViewPad 7x: Honeycomb comes to 7in tablets

ViewSonic ViewPad 7x: Honeycomb comes to 7in tabletsViewSonic looks set to be lining up the first 7in Android Honeycomb tablet, the ViewPad 7x.

According to Pocket-lint, the ViewPad is set to launch at the Computex trade show in Taipei at the end of the month, and has been tipped to hit the shelves as soon as next month.

ViewSonic already has an Android-powered 7in slate on the market, the ViewPad 7, but it only comes with Android 2.2 Froyo on board. The ViewPad 7x bumps that right up to the tablet-specific Android Honeycomb, though it's not clear whether that's the existing Android 3.0 or the newly announced 3.1 we're talking about here.

Either way, ViewSonic has made it clear the existing ViewPad 7 will continue to be sold alongside the new model. And we assume there'll be a fair price difference too, as aside from the operating system there are plenty of other improvements to the new model.

For starters you get a dual-core Nvidia Tegra 2 processors, along with front and back cameras, HSPA+ support, and improved connectivity including DLNA and HDMI support.

The ViewPad 7x looks set to face competition from the HTC Flyer just as soon as HTC delivers the promised Honeycomb update to its Gingerbread-based tablet. But will still no sign as to when that'll be, ViewSonic definitely seems to have the inside track here.

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