Today, ViewSonic unveiled the the ViewPad 7, a 7-inch Android-powered phone that doubles as a tablet. ViewSonic is billing the device as one that is more portable and multi-faceted than its hybrid competitors, which include the Dell Streak.
“The ViewPad 7 is aimed at users who require the ‘always on’ connectivity they are used to from a mobile phone with a more agreeable screen size for longer term use,” said the company’s European Product Marketing Manager.
Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity for web browsing and USB use are available on the device, which also supports instant messaging, texting, and standard phone calls.
The ViewPad will feature Android 2.2, 3G functionality, dual cameras, a multi-touch LED screen, eBook reader, and up to 32 GB storage from a Micro SD card. Additional features include assisted GPS, an office document reader, and hand-written note taking functionality.
Official pricing has not been announced, but the ViewPad will be at IFA 2010 in Berlin.