ViewSonic is already known for their high resolution monitors so it comes as no surprise that they are one of the first reputable companies to make an Android tablet. While this 10-Inch G Tablet running Android 2.2 or Froyo is not the first tablet the company made, it is the best and the first to be available for sale at multiple retailers as Office Depot and Staples join Sears as official retail points.
This 10-Inch Android tab replaces the previous Intel Atom for a new more powerful and efficient nVIDIA Tegra 2 (dual-core chip) which means Flash videos, graphic-intensive games, and 1080P playback can be done relatively easy on the 10-inch 1024 X 600 capacitive screen. In addition to the ample sized screen, consumers will find a 1.3 megapixel camera on the front, 512MB of RAM, 16 GB Storage, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11n WiFi, microSD expansion support, and HDMI/USB support which will allow you to not only sideload apps but fully root and customize your tablet if you desire to.
Up until now, Sears was the only retailer where you could grab one of ViewSonic’s Android tablets. But with Christmas coming, it looks like ViewSonic may be trying to take advantage of the lull before next year’s onslaught of Android tablet releases at CES.
Be warned, while many people find this to be a useful tablet because of the superior hardware, the custom UI ViewSonic placed on it called “Tap N Tap” is not appealing to most but that could be fixed simply by accessing the stock Android experience instead or installing one of several custom Roms available on the Internet. Check out the video below for a hands-on.