It wasn’t enough for ViewSonic to bring just one tablet to CES 2012; ViewSonic has launched two new 10-inch tablets, the ViewPad 10pi and ViewPad 10e. Both run the aging Android 2.3 OS. Both the 10pi and 10e will be available later this month for $849 and $299, respectively. Both are available in the US today.
The ViewSonic ViewPad 10pi runs both Windows 7 and on an Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor, serving both OS up on a 1280 x 800 IPS touchscreen.
As for the ViewSonic ViewPad 10e, sports a 9.7-inch IPS display with a slightly lower 1024 x 768 resolution. It’s powered by a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, with 512MB DDR3 RAM, and 4GB internal storage with a microSD slot for expansion. 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0 are both present, though this is a Wi-Fi only affair. There’s a 1.3MP webcam up front, but no rear shooter. As you might expect, it’s slightly thinner than its Windows-running counterpart at 9.1mm thick and weighs about 22 ounces, despite having a heftier 5400mAh battery. Unfortunately there’s no Android Market, the tablet will come preloaded with the Amazon App Store, so you’ll still be able to access a plethora of apps.
The company also announced that the ViewPhone 3 would be coming to Latin America, as expected, later this quarter for $279. Underneath the hood lies an 800MHz ARM11 processor, with Android 2.3 Gingerbread as the operating system of choice. Two SIMs allow for both business and work use on the same device, also sporting a 3.5″ HVGA TFT touchscreen display, the ViewPhone 3 will also feature Dual SIM support, FM support, GPS navigation capability, WiFi and Bluetooth 2.1 connectivity, a microSD memory card slot, and a 5-megapixel camera.