Android Phones

ViewSonic goes from tablet to phone with ViewPad 4

January 7, 2011 | by Andrew Kameka

Android Phones


Viewsonic has already released an Android tablet, and its now entering the phone market. Expanding on the company’s experience in visual displays, ViewSonic is releasing the ViewPad 4, a phone with “tablet power.”

The ViewPad 4 has a 4.1-inch capacitive touchscreen with WVGA resolution. Inside the device is a Qualcomm MSM 8255 1 GHz chip, 5 megapixel camera with auto-focus and HD 720p video recording, and HDMI output. Other common features like GPS, Bluetooth 2.1, and 802.11 b/g/n/ Wi-Fi are also present.

Pricing will vary among carriers when the ViewPad 4 goes on sale in mid 2011. Press shots of the device reveal that the phone features a boxy, rectangular slab with Back, Menu, Home, and Search buttons. The left and right sides of the phone have rounded edges.

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