OK. I get to eat my words.
ViewSonic's Honeycomb-powered, 7-inch ViewPad 7x tablet will arrive late next month for a tasty price of $379 USD.....
As reported earlier, the tablet will be powered by Google's Android 3.2 "Honeycomb" OS (including all Google services) and feature a 1024 x 600 pixel capacitive multitouch display. It will also come packed with Nvidia's 1 GHz dual-core Tegra 2 SoC, a 5MP rear-facing camera and a 2MP front-facing camera. It will also have an HDMI-out port, support DLNA media streaming, 8 GB of internal storage, SRS audio and a microSD card slot.
PC Magazine, which offers a brief hands-on stemming from Pepcom (here: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2393018,00.asp
), said that the tablet is nearly identical to the "four-star" Acer Iconia Tab A100 which sells for a cheaper $329. "I had real trouble telling them apart at first glance," PC Magazine's Sascha Segan stated. Liliputing's Brad Linder added that it offers better viewing angles and "just feels a little nicer" than Acer's similar offering. That said, the initial impressions sound positive, indicating that the device may even steal some of the thunder away from the 10.1-inch Asus Ee Pad Slider, also hitting shelves in October.