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ViewSonic ViewPad 4

Posted
Jan 7, 2011
Market status
Canceled

Pros

  • HDMI connector for TV-out ()

Cons

  • Low pixel density screen (228 ppi)
  • Lacks microSD slot for storage expansion
  • Single-core processor
  • Too little RAM memory (512 MB RAM)
  • Low resolution display (480 x 800 pixels)
  • Low-resolution camera (5 megapixels)
  • The camera lacks flash

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Description

ViewSonic ViewPad 4 is an Android smartphone running on Google's Android 2.2 operating system. The ViewPad 4 offers a 4.1" screen and is powered by Qualcomm's 1GHz MSM8255 processor.

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Design

  • Device type:
    • Smart phone
  • OS:
    • Android (2.2)
  • Form factor:
    • Candybar

Display

  • Physical size:
    • 4.1 inches
  • Resolution:
    • 480 x 800 pixels
  • Pixel density:

    Pixel density - The pixel density of a display represents the number of pixels over an area of one inch. It’s measured in “pixels per inch”, or ppi. The higher the number, the more detailed and good-looking the display is.

    • 228 ppi
  • Touchscreen:
      • Capacitive, Multi-touch
  • Features:
    • Light sensor, Proximity sensor

Camera

  • Camera:
      • 5 megapixels
    • Features:
      • Autofocus
  • Camcorder:
      • 1280x720 (720p HD)
  • Front-facing camera:
      • 0.3 megapixels VGA

Hardware

  • System chip:

    System chip - Most modern handsets use an advanced chip that includes many of the device’s hardware modules like the processor, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and sometimes even the wireless radio. This field shows what particular system chip (or System-on-a-Chip) is used in the phone.

    • Qualcomm Snapdragon S2 MSM8255
  • Processor:

    Processor - The processor is the main computing component of a phone and is a major factor when it comes to the overall speed of the device. Some more powerful smartphones use dual-core and quad-core processors designed to deliver greater performance.

    • Single core, 1000 MHz
  • System memory:

    System memory - System memory, or RAM memory is the type of memory that the device uses to temporarily store data from the OS or currently-running apps. The more RAM available to the device, the better the performance will be when multiple or heavier programs are running.

    • 512 MB RAM / 2048 MB ROM

Multimedia

  • Music player:
    • Supported formats:
      • MP3
  • Speakers:
    • Earpiece, Loudspeaker

Internet browsing

  • Browser:
    • supports:
      • HTML, XHTML, Flash, Flash Lite
  • Built-in online services support:
    • Facebook, YouTube (upload)

Technology

  • GSM:
    • 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
  • UMTS:
    • 900, 2100 MHz
  • Data:
    • HSDPA 7.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA 2 Mbit/s, EDGE
  • Global Roaming:
    • Yes
  • Positioning:

    Positioning - This field shows the positioning systems supported by the device. There are three main types: GPS, A-GPS and GLONASS. GPS - This is one of the most widespread global positioning technologies, developed and maintained by the U.S. government. It uses satellites in order to detect your location. Works best in clear weather. A-GPS - A-GPS stands for Assisted GPS and is the industry standard for positioning and navigation. “Assisted” means that it can use local wireless networks, in addition to satellites, for quicker and more precise localization. GLONASS - GLONASS is a global positioning system, developed by the Russian Federation. It’s very similar to GPS, but isn’t so popular in cell phones.

    • GPS, A-GPS
  • Navigation:
    • Yes

Phone features

  • Phonebook:
    • Unlimited entries, Caller groups, Multiple numbers per contact, Picture ID, Ring ID
  • Organizer:
    • Calendar, To-Do, Flashlight, Calculator
  • Messaging:
    • SMS, MMS, Predictive text input
  • E-mail:
      • IMAP, POP3, SMTP
  • Instant Messaging:
      • Yes
  • Games:
      • Yes
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Connectivity

  • Bluetooth:
      • 2.1, EDR
  • Wi-Fi:
      • 802.11 b, g, n
  • HDMI:
      • Yes
  • Other:
    • Computer sync

Other features

  • Notifications:
    • Haptic feedback, Music ringtones (MP3), Polyphonic ringtones, Vibration, Flight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone
  • Sensors:
      • Accelerometer, Compass
    • Voice dialing, Voice recording

Availability

  • Scheduled release:

    Scheduled release - Shows when is the particular phone scheduled to be made available to the public in North America

    • First half 2011 (Official)
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