ViewSonic ViewPad G70 is a brand new 7 inch Android 4.0 tablet that fills in an already popular diagonal segment, that includes the Amazon Kindle Fire, some Galaxy Tab models, the BlackBerry PlayBook and Huawei MediaPad. The 7 inch models have been catching on lately and having an ICS unit with the OS preinstalled is certainly an advance.
The ViewPad G70 is coming to Mobile World Congress 2012, according to a source quoted by Pocket-lint.com. The device supports a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels, has a pixel density of 169 ppi, the same as the ViewPad 7x spotted back in August 2011. No live pics are available for the slate, aside from the render above, but that’s a work in progress, according to Pocket Lint. The tablet will use the ViewScene interface, as do all new ViewSonic devices, but this is still a Google certified unit, with all the normal Google services and Android Market on board.
The new ViewSonic tablet is expected to be ultra-light, but that’s where the details stop when it comes to design. The G70 will also bring a mini HDMI port, microUSB and mini USB, plus two cameras (one 2MP, one probably VGA), a microSD card slot, 4GB of internal memory and 1GB of RAM. The dual core CPU on board is a mystery, although I have a feeling it will be an Nvidia one. It appears that the slate will also offer 3G connectivity and online listings point towards a price of around $350, so it’s a pretty good deal for these specs.