ViewSonic ViewPad 7 Review

At the lower end of the Android tablet market is the ViewSonic ViewPad 7, a 7-inch tab with phone functionality, a front and rear camera and Froyo on board. Looks good so far, but does it deliver?...
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3 Comments

1. cellstudent

Posts: 10; Member since: Feb 21, 2009

This actually looks like something a relative of mine might like. A few questions if you don't mind. Android Market: I saw it on there but you didn't use it. Is the market loaded by default or did you have to hack it on there? I know it's not supported on all tablets. Also, I would be getting it to use as wi-fi only tablet with no cellular package at all. Will this device support that usage? How would it do as an e-book reader? I've got someone on my Christmas list that wants an e-book reader, but doesn't have great vision, so I've been looking for a low-price Android that doesn't just suck. This seems like it would be a great option since video and gaming won't be a priority to this user.. I didn't see any other power port structures on the device. Is the device charged through the micro-USB like standard handsets or is there another port there I didn't notice?

2. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

why a review of this, why not the Viewsonic G tablet http://www.viewsonic.com/gtablet/feature.htm Tegra 2 1ghz dual core 10.1" screen $379.99 at a few places

3. tinkoh

Posts: 1; Member since: Mar 28, 2011

It maybe too late to give a respond to above question But right now viewsonic G tablet is not available in Singapore or many other places. I purchase viewpad 7 as a compromise but I hope to help to promote on viewpad 7 Viewpad 7 has Market, Aldiko, Maps build in Frankly, if you just able to bear with Wifi then Archos may be another option I got far-sight or presbyopia that viewpad 7 does help a lot as a phone. Viewpad only got one micor-USB and use it for charge and connectivity. There is software inside the "CD drive" when connect to a PC That is the USB ADB driver need to work with MyPhoneExplorer There is a reset hole that most will not notice but so far after two weeks I did not make use of it and hope will not forever
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