ViewPad G70

ViewSonic doesn't want to be left out of all the fun at Mobile World Congress, and today we heard about three new dual-SIM phones, and we're hearing rumors about the ViewPad G70 tablet (pictured). All four devices will ship with ViewSonic's custom version of Ice Cream Sandwich, and are decidedly entry-level.

The ViewPad G70 is said to have a 7-inch, 1024 x 600 display, 4 GB of internal storage, 1 GB RAM, a 2 MP rear and front camera, microSD card slot, HDMI port and both a micro and mini USB port. The 3G version is expected to retail around $350.

Of the three dual-SIM phones ViewSonic will show off in Spain next week, the best of the three in terms of specs is the ViewPhone 4s, a 3.5-inch device with an IPS display at 640 x 960 resolution. It will have a 1 GHz processor, a 5 MP rear camera and VGA front camera, and of course the dual-SIM card setup as mentioned. The ViewPhone 4e is a 3.5-inch device with a 320 x 480 display, has a 650 MHz processor, and a 3 MP rear camera. Last, but not least (especially in terms of raw size), the ViewPhone 5e is a 5-inch device with a 480 x 800 resolution.

We've heard nothing about price or availability, but the fact that they are dual-SIM devices probably means that we'll see these in the far east or in eastern Europe. We'll know more next week. In the meantime, the pictures are after the break.

Source: KisPlay blog (Chinese). More: Mobile-Review

ViewPhone 4s

ViewPhone 4s

ViewPhone 4e

ViewPhone 4e

ViewPhone 5e

ViewPhone 5e

 

Reader comments

ViewSonic to bring 3 dual-SIM phones and a new ViewPad tablet to MWC

8 Comments

The first 2 look sort of like a WP7 with Android inside, interesting but why so much screen real estate lost to the ridiculously thick bezel?!

Also, not really digging the fact that OEM's are mapping ICS' on-screen buttons to actual hardware (capacitive) buttons. Wasn't that part of the point - to get away from hardware buttons?
*sigh*

No, it wasn't the point. It was always optional to go with no "hardware" buttons, and the mapping is fully supported in ICS, and costs nothing.

There are a lot of phone designs out there with buttons, and there is no point in not using them or cutting them off from ICS.

Remember, no buttons is at this point a very new fad, added mostly to accommodate tablets, and in the long run it may prove less than optimal for phones.

So the ViewPhone 4S is an Android iPhone 4...? How original, ViewSonic...

By the way, all of them are hideous and the UI skins look like ViewSonic just combined Sense, TouchWiz, & whatever the hell that ugly LG skin is called.

Tablet specs don't seems bad for the price.

Hmm...did they pre-install SPB shell with some of their own custom widgets on these phones? cause that's what first came to my mind.

Viewsonic has to get rid of their cheap looking bezels on their tablets and phones. Also they need to start producing displays that are on par with other handsets and tablets. The displays they use have such bad viewing angles they are almost useless unless you look at them head on. The last viewsonic product I had was their Tablet the Viewsonic Tab 10.1 that had the worst LCD I've ever seen on any tablet, seemed like a 10 inch netbook screen.