ViewSonic has revealed its latest low-priced Android tablet, the ViewPad 7e.
The Android 2.3 Gingerbread-based tablet is currently available for pre-order, with orders expected to ship in late October. The $200 slate will not include access to the official Google Android Market, however, it will come with Amazon Services for Android and will come pre-loaded with Twitter, TuneIn Radio and Amazon Kindle. In addition, the ViewPad 7e will sport a 7-inch 800 x 600 LED backlit screen and feature a microSD slot, a miniUSB port and a miniHDMI out. The slate will come equipped with dual cameras and support for Adobe Flash 10.3. The device will have 4GB of on-board storage and will come with ViewScene 3D software for a customizable user-interface.
The tablet’s homescreen launcher will offer some eye candy, including a 3D carousel, due to its SPB Mobile base. With a plastic design, the lower display will house four buttons, which are a little less elegant than the capacitive touch buttons found on more expensive tablets. The ViewPad 7e will resemble more of an advanced eReader and will find more competition in the NOOK Color and upcoming Lenovo Gingerbread table than the iPad, especially with its $200 price tag.