Viewsonic is not a company you would normally associate with cool consumer gadgets like tablets; its primary business is making LCD monitors for computers. However, today, Viewsonic announced that it will be launching two new tablets at IFA 2010 in Berlin.
The first will be a 10 inch tablet based on Intel’s Atom platform. It will dual boot Android 2.2 and Windows 7 (hopefully the original desktop version, not CE).
The other tablet will be the 7 inch ViewPad 7 tablet, an Android tablet which will probably run Android 2.2. It will come with features like A-GPS, expandable memory via microSD slot, a G-sensor and USB and Bluetooth connectivity. It will also feature 3G and Wi-Fi.
A lot of tablets are slated to launch by the end of 2010, including the Samsung Galaxy Tab, the Chrome OS tablet, the Toshiba SmartPad, LG’s “Better than the iPad” Tablet, the RIM BlackPad and the HP WebOS Tablet. What remains to be seen is if any of these will be able to overthrow the reign of the iPad.