January 22, 2010 | by Robert Nelson
Personally I have never really thought of ViewSonic as a player in the notebook, netbook or tablet market. They seemed to have always been into more display oriented items such as monitors. But things change and they have recently had a few nice netbooks, along with a few more coming in the near future. Additionally, they just unveiled a new 8.9-inch tablet during an event in Beijing China.
The tablet is going to be the ViewSonic VTablet 101 and just to begin with, is going to be running Android. Of course, like many of the other Android based tablets that we have seen it will also most likely not have the Android Market, which kills the fun for most.
But that aside, the tablet does appear (based on the images) to have a nice overall design.
Spec wise the VTablet 101 will come with an 8.9-inch display with a 1024 x800 touchscreen display, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A9 processor, NVIDIA Tegra T20 graphics, 4GB of internal storage, a front facing camera, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi b/g/n.
In terms of price and availability, the VTablet is expected to sell for 3,000 Yuan (about $440 US) but we are still unsure when it will be available. And to add to that, we are further unsure if it will ever make its way into markets outside of China.
[via Cloned In China]