ViewSonic’s ViewPad slate has just become official, as the 7 inch Android 2.2 tablet with full phone functionality. That sure sounds like an appealing description… The device incorporates front and back cameras, 3G connectivity and a SIM slot for regular cards. No trace of an earpiece, but we sure hope we won’t be chatting directly on the slate.

This rebranded OlivePad packs a 600MHz CPU, that’s pretty underwhelming, as well as a 7 inch display with a disappointing 800 x 480 pixel resolution, all for the price of $543. Review units will start popping up in October and we must mention that the slate uses a microSD slot (32GB), WiFi, USB connectivity, an office document reader and assisted GPS.

More on the device in the following days at IFA 2010.

[via Engadget]