ViewSonic's MWC lineup leaked in full

ViewSonic's MWC lineup leaked in fullOK, this is starting to get a bit ridiculous. No sooner had we reported on Viewsonic's G70 tablet announcement this week thinking here was one company at least that was keeping a few secrets in its hat for MWC itself, when bam – somebody goes and splurges the lot.

By somebody, we mean China Times, and as far as leaks go it's a big one: three tablets and three smartphones. And given Apple's recent fondness for legal action, we imagine Cupertino's lawyers might be having a close look at this lot.

And our first reaction is that there might be something there too: the ViewPhone 4s has a 3.5in 960 x 640 326ppi display just like the iPhone 4S, which seems to be sailing a bit close to the sun for safety.

But take a look at the handset itself and copycat fears are left aside: this is no iClone – in fact, it could easily be held up as proof that you can in fact produce a device that matches the iPhone in nearly every respect on paper but that doesn't blatantly pillage Apple's design ethos. Must be the use of neon yellow.

Two other key differences between Viewsonic's 4s and Apple's 4S is that the former is a dual-SIM device – an interesting proposition given that must dual-SIM phones are entry-level devices – and runs the latest and greatest Google OS – Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. It also boasts a 5-megapixel camera, with front-facing VGA companion.

Sticking with the phones, the ViewPhone 5e is the latest big-screen bruiser to show up looking for a fight, while the ViewSonic 4e is a more modest offering, with a 3.5in HVGA display, a 650MHz processor and the seemingly obligatory dual-SIM capability.

Switching to the tablets, we know about the ViewPad G70 already, and now we can add the ViewPad E100 to the collection too. Again, there's something just a little... Appleish... about the 9.7in 1024 x 768 IPS screen, while the processor weighs in at 1GHz, connectivity includes Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, HDMI and USB, and of course Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich ties it all together.

Last but not least is the ViewPad P100, which will surely be one of the very last Windows 7 tablets to see the light of day. It's aimed at the business user, and delivers a good turn of power thanks to a dual-core 1.6GHz processor, while the screen resolution is 1280 x 800 and the chassis features both front and rear-facing cameras.

We'll look to get a closer look at this lot out on the Mobile World Congress showfloor next week, by which time we might have actually made heads or tails of this deluge of product specs.

Via Slashgear

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JanSt / MOD  Feb. 24, 2012 at 16:53

can't wait for that Win 7 device :D
Seriously: a Windows 7 Tablet? Now? Acer couldn't pull it off. But Viewsonic?


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