ViewSonic ViewPad E70 – Android 4.0 on a 7″ screen

ViewSonic has yet another awkwardly named Android tablet on the way, only this one might be worth remembering – it comes with Android 4.0 from launch. The ViewPad E70 is the model in question, which has been announced at CES as offering the “ultimate in value” for those after the latest version of Android on a tab.

And it looks like that claim may actually be true, as the US price for the ViewPad E70 is an impressively cheap $169. That’s about £110 in our money, before taxes. This is it:

viewpad e70

Obviously it’s not a POWERHOUSE for that money – the E70 will arrive running on a 1GHz single-core processor, so may struggle a bit when asked to do anything other than sit there in standby mode occasionally seeing if you’ve got any new emails.

But you never know. Here’s the announcement:

ViewSonic Introduces New Android™ 4.0 Tablet at CES 2012

ViewPad® E70 featuring the latest Ice Cream Sandwich operating system provides a premium mobile entertainment experience for web surfing, e-reading, gaming and more

WALNUT, Calif. – January 10, 2012 – ViewSonic Corp., a leading global provider of computing, consumer electronics and communications solutions, today announced the newest addition to its tablet line, the 7” ViewPad E70. The ViewPad E70offers the ultimate in value and fun for a premium tablet experience at an affordable price, featuring Google’s latest Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, super light weight compact design and premium apps and services. The ViewPad E70 brings advanced technology to consumers with rich features and premium value, for an extremely portable and affordable mobile entertainment device. Integrated apps and services provide easy access to leading multimedia, entertainment content, and thousands of mobile apps offered.


The compact, ultra slim Android 4.0 tablet ships with a 1GHz processor and 4GB memory storage. Other features include a front-facing camera, Wi-Fi support and microSD expandable storage up to 32 GB. The ultra-portable design makes it easy for users to bring the device on-the-go for viewing and streaming multimedia with the included 1080p HDMI output.

“ViewSonic is committed to delivering advanced technology designed with the consumer in mind,” said Michael Holstein, vice president of business development, ViewSonic. “Featuring the latest Android operating system, along with leading apps and services for entertainment content, the ViewPad E70 continues the ViewSonic tradition of bringing feature-rich products to new markets.”

ViewPad E70 delivers a rich user experience with included apps, premium features, and the latest Android 4.0 operating system. One of the most portable and affordable tablet products on the market, ViewPad E70 is designed to meet consumer demand for a tablet that delivers on both quality features and value.

The ViewPad e70 will be available for an ESP of $169.99 in late Q1.

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