IFA 2011 is shaping up to be a pretty interesting event, what with Samsung supposedly announce a slew of new devices, and now it seems that ViewSonic will have something for those of you looking to purchase a tablet on a budget.
ViewSonic will be unveiling the ViewPad 7e which they are touting as “affordable” and comes pre-installed with Amazon’s Kindle software, so we’re guessing that the tablet is aimed more towards those who prioritize the tablet as a substitute ebook reader, in place of Amazon’s Kindle or the Nook.
Unfortunately not much is known about its specs apart from a 7” display with a 4:3 display aspect ratio and that it will be running on Android’s Gingerbread 2.3. It’s expected to see a launch in Q4 2011 and is expected to retail for €169, which roughly translates to $240, although some are expecting it could be cheaper when it hits the states.
Between X10’s AirPad and now the ViewSonic ViewPad 7e, Q3 and Q4 is looking to provide users on a budget some decent tablets to choose from.