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Tony Rylow
09-09-2010, 08:00 PM
<div class='os_post_top_link'><a href='http://androidandme.com/2010/09/tablet/first-impressions-of-the-viewsonic-viewpad-7-android-tablet/' target='_blank'>http://androidandme.com/2010/09/tab...android-tablet/</a><br /><br /></div><p><em>"Viewsonic was showing off their first Android tablet, the Viewpad 7, at IFA this week and we got to spend some quality hands-on time with the device. What I found was a pretty remarkable first effort from Viewsonic, but the Viewpad 7 will not be able to take on the Samsung Galaxy Tab."</em></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com/resizer/thumbs/size/600/wpt/auto/1283887260.usr11876.jpg" style="border: 0px solid #d2d2bb;" /></p><p>The Viewpad 7 is a great looking Google-approved device, supports full-size SIM cards, and a front-facing camera for video-conferencing on the go.&nbsp; Anyone out there planning to purchase an Android tablet soon?&nbsp; If so, what are you most desired features?</p>

09-09-2010, 08:10 PM
I'm looking for something with decent resolution, at 1024x600, wifi, no 3G (or at least let me buy it without a contract), access to the Google App Marketplace

Something to read eBooks as well as general web browsing.

09-09-2010, 09:28 PM
Since I've already got 800x 480 or thereabouts on my Droid X, the ViewPad doesn't make sense to me. I am very interested in the Galaxy Tab.
My requirements - 7" capacative screen- 1024x600, 1 GHZ processor, 512Kb RAM, WiFi, Full Google experience (market, mail, maps, etc.)

Looking forward to use it as my, go-to, on the go device for Email, Surfing,
ebooks, Music & Video and as soon as someone gets this to market they will have my sale. :D

Tony Rylow
09-11-2010, 01:14 PM
While I would love to have an Android tablet to do some surfing and reading, I it's not in the cards for me anytime soon. I like the tablet idea, but a 7" screen just seems way too small to get anything more done than what I can on my phone. I think 10" or larger is the ideal size for a tablet.

09-15-2010, 12:16 AM
I think I would rather carry a tablet. I don't really enjoy talking on my phone, but I'm willing to use a bluetooth headset. I use my phone only as in interface to the web. I use it for mail, news, video, games, etc. I'm really looking for internet access...and if I HAVE to answer the phone, then fine, I stick a little widget in my ear and talk. I'm looking for 32GB so I can store a few movies for plane flights, virtually all my music. I want a USB hookup so I can swap music or movies from a portable hard drive. I would like it to use Google maps but better yet would be to download Google maps onto the hardrive so I can use GPS without a connection when driving in the mountains. Since I plan to watch movies, a nice resolution is needed. External speakers too along with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. scratch resistant screen. I use my fingers, it hits my keys, things touch the screen and I hate trying to apply a screen protector, just use gorilla glass already.