Conclusion: To wrap up, the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is cheaper than the Samsung Galaxy Tab, and rightly so as it can't really compete with it on any other point. The 7-inch screen is a nice size, but other than that it fails to present the user with a pleasant experience as far as resolution and viewing angles go.
Pros: Phone capabilities, Solid build, Good loud speakers, Android 2.2
Cons: Very bad viewing angles, Placement of 3.5mm headphone jack, No Flash Player 10.1 support, Slow processor
Summary: At $479 (expected to be lower through some outlets), the Viewsonic ViewPad 7 is worth a look for those who crave an inexpensive Android tablet that's easy to tote, especially if you don't want to be locked into a two-year contract.
Summary: New gadgets hit the stores almost everyday but there are only a few among them which are decent enough to be laid hands upon. The ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is the latest gadget in the market that is in same lines as the Samsung Galaxy Tab.
Excerpt: First off and just to get this out of the way; if you see the resemblance, you’re right, the ViewPad is a carbon copy of the OlivePad - No difference whatsoever. From button placements to Dual camera placement, ports et al. Obviously, the OEM for the device is the same as Olive’s.
Conclusion: The big thing for Christmas 2010 was, without any shadow of a doubt, the tablet. Most people are probably not entirely sure why they want or need something like ViewSonic’s ViewPad 7, but with everyone jumping on the bandwagon there’s a definite feeling of mob mentality.
Excerpt: It's fair to say that we weren't impressed with the first Viewsonic tablet we reviewed. Running Windows 7 and Android, we felt as though the ViewPad 10 was hampered by being forced to run both operating systems.