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ViewSonic ViewPad 10 Remove phone

Posted: 11 Feb 2011
Market Status: Released
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Posted: 18 Jun 2012
Market Status: Released

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Design
Device typeTabletTablet 
OSAndroid (2.2, 1.6)Windows (8 Pro) 
Dimensions10.83 x 6.69 x 0.65 inches (275 x 170 x 16.5 mm)10.81 x 6.81 x 0.53 inches (275 x 173 x 13 mm) 
Weight30.86 oz (875 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
32.00 oz (907 g)
the average is 14.6 oz (417 g)
 
Display
Physical size10.1 inches10.6 inches 
Resolution1024 x 600 pixels1920 x 1080 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.

118 ppi208 ppi 
Technology

Technology - There are two main screen technologies currently used in phones and tablets: LCD and AMOLED. The former usually features a light source and liquid crystals, while the latter is based on organic light-emitting diodes. Newer LCD variations like IPS-LCD and Super-LCD allow for very accurate color reproduction and very wide viewing angles, where no significant image quality loss is observed. Current AMOLED screens differ in such a way that they can exhibit much more saturated colors (sometimes too much) and incredibly high contrast levels, which is due to black color being completely black in AMOLED displays.

 IPS LCD 
TouchscreenMulti-touchMulti-touch 
FeaturesLight sensorLight sensor, Scratch-resistant glass 
Camera
Camera 1 megapixel 
Camcorder 1280x720 (720p HD) (29 fps) 
FeaturesVideo calling  
Front-facing camera1.3 megapixelsYes 
Hardware
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, 1660 MHz, Intel Atom N455Dual core, 1700 MHz, Intel Core i5-3317U 
Graphics processor Intel HD Graphics 4000 
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.

2048 MB RAM4096 MB RAM 
Built-in storage16 GB64 GB 
Storage expansionmicroSD, microSDHC up to 32 GBmicroSD, microSDHC, microSDXC 
Battery
Capacity3200 mAh  
Not user replaceableYesYes 
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Multimedia
Music player   
Filter byAlbum, Genre, PlaylistsAlbum, Artist, Playlists 
FeaturesAlbum art cover, Background playbackAlbum art cover, Background playback 
SpeakersStereo speakersLoudspeaker 
YouTube playerYes  
Internet browsing
Browser Internet Explorer 10 
Technology
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  
NavigationYes  
Connectivity
Bluetooth2.1, EDR4.0 
Wi-Fi802.11 b, g, n802.11 a, b, g, n 
USBUSB 2.0USB 3.0 
ConnectorProprietaryFull-size USB 
FeaturesMass storage device, USB Host, USB charging  
OtherComputer sync, OTA syncTV-Out, OTA sync 
Other features
NotificationsHaptic feedbackFlight mode, Silent mode, Speakerphone 
SensorsAccelerometer, CompassAccelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass 
OtherVoice recordingVoice recording 
Availability
Officially announced 18 Jun 2012 
Shopping information
Warranty period 12 Months 
MSRP price $ 899 

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