ViewSonic shows off the dual-boot ViewPad 100 tablet with Android 1.6 and Windows 7 Home Premium at IFA 2010. This device has a 1024 x 600 pixels LED-backlit capacitive touchscreen and is equipped with Intel's Atom N455 (1.66GHz), 1GB RAM, 16GB flash memory, a microSD memory card slot, 1.3MP digicam, G-sensor, WiFi, Bluetooth and two USB 2.0 ports. The ViewPad 100 is expected later this year for under 500EUR.
"The ViewPad 100 is aimed at those who want the speed and portability of Android without losing the advantages of having a Windows-based system," said Derek Wright, European Product Marketing Manager, ViewSonic. "We recognise many users may be transitioning from a netbook but will possibly struggle with the learning curve of a new OS, even for simple tasks as uploading photos or using a VPN. Eventually they may choose to favour one over the other, but they will always have the choice."