Apart from tablets running propriety operating systems like iOS and WebOS, the rest of the tablet market will most likely be dominated by Android and Windows. It is difficult to predict how the impending tsunami of tablets will change the tablet landscape, but one thing is certain: consumers will have plenty to choose from – maybe even too much. ViewSonic is willing to help those likely to vacillate between Windows and Android.
According to a press release issued by the company, it will be “previewing a new Intel-based 10' tablet with dual boot Microsoft and Android operating systems ” at next month's IFA 2010 event in Germany. However, it is unclear whether the Microsoft operating system referred to in the release will be Windows 7 or the ARM-compatible Windows Embedded Compact 7.
The dual-boot tablet will be joined by a 7-inch tablet running Android at the event. The ViewPad 7 features A-GPS, a Micro SD card slot, Bluetooth, G-Sensor and USB connectivity.