ViewSonic Launches 10pi And 10e Tablets – Budget End Android 2.3 Gingerbread Tablets

ViewSonic ViewPad 10pi 10e

ViewSonic thought it should jump in the growing bunch of Android tablet makers, and so it has launched the 10pi and 10e – both running Android 2.3… Gingerbread. Oh, it’s for real. I’m not joking.

To start off, there’s the 10pi, which can also dual-boot Windows 7 Professional, apart from Android. And it’s the better of the two tablets. Specs, here they are –

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread (also, Windows 7 Professional)
  • 10.1″ IPS LCD display of 1280 x 800 resolution
  • 1 GHz single core Intel Oak Trail Z670 processor
  • 3 MP rear camera, 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM, 64 GB Solid State Drive, expandable with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 2.1, 3G
  • Paltry 3200 mAh battery

And the specs of the 10e are –

  • Android 2.3 Gingerbread
  • 9.7″ IPS LCD display of 1024×768 resolution
  • 1 GHz Cortex A8 processor
  • 1.3 MP front facing camera
  • 512 MB RAM, 4 GB internal memory, expandable by another 32 GB with a microSD card
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0
  • 5400 mAh battery

I’m somewhat unimpressed. Make that, a lot. It won’t stand against the likes of the Transformer Prime, the Iconia Tab A700 and others, definitely. And, Le Pan seems to have the budget end covered nicely. Also, both the tablets come with Gingerbread, which is not even for Tablets. What are we, living in 2010? Honeycomb’s the least you could ask for, although Ice Cream Sandwich has been out for more than a couple of months already. Plus, manufacturers can get access to the code even before Google makes the launch of a new version of Android official. Ridiculous.

Uh, ViewSonic, next time.