Summary: The VPAD 7 meets most all my needs. It is a very convenient size and offers phone, a tethering modem, and internet access via phone provider and wifi. It also works well as a ebook reader. These are all very important features as I am cruising on a sailboat the VPAD 7 provides most all my normal communication needs in a package that can used aboard and also easily carried ashore.
Well Done - Mostly! - Update - Finding Hardware issues.
David M, Amazon
7 January 2011
Summary: OK I received my VPad7 yesterday afternoon, and so far I'm MOSTLY Happy! It's zippy, but I do wish they had put in a 1Ghz processor. Will probably force it out of a Honeycomb Upgrade. I can not get Adobe Flash to install, but so far I haven't found that to be an issue on the web. Viewing Angels not a problem, Battery life - We'll see after it's conditioned but so far I'd estimate 4-8hrs depending on activities.
Summary: I've had my Viewpad 7 tablet for almost two years now. Everything is to like, with two exceptions: firstly the internal memory is way too small, and it's not possible to delete pre-installed apps without rooting it, neither is it possible to shift most apps to a memory card. Secondly the wifi system is utter rubbish, won't lock on to my home network (which my HTC smartphone does every time) and on the rare occasions when it DOES lock on, it unlocks itself after a few...
Summary: A fairly unique design concept when it came out in that it had/has 3G SIM card compatibility - and there's still no competition on that front from other pads. So no need for stupid add-on dongles. Everything about the product is great except that it has completely insufficient RAM. A ridiculous corner to cut by ViewSonic. Even with memory management apps loaded, the ViewPad is always locking up for lack of internal memory.
Summary: ViewSonic ViewPad 7 is a cool tablet boasting of some really amazing features. The 7-inch capacitive multi-touch screen is terrific, and dual camera along with 3G, WiFi and blue tooth connectivity all make it a really hip one!
Summary: Processing of order first class. Set up the pad with the help of my grandson. All okay with access to the internet using my BT Hub. But for some reason access has now been locked out and there is apparently no way of unlocking. Consequently I cannot get on the internet I can at my dughter's home from her modem. Apart from that all apps are good but if I cannot find a way to unloc kmy BT hub then I weill have to consider returning the product.
Summary: For a while its a great machine, lots of fun with the apps etc. However, it has an almost fatal flaw: even with a 16G card installed, some important Apps (Hotmail, Facebook, etc) only runs from the internal memory card - which is tiny and filled up too quickly. Downloading apps go straight to internal memory before you can move to the SD card. This is a major flaw.
Summary: According to the product description, this has an Intel Atom N550 1.5 Ghz processor, 16GB internal storage, 2GB (is that the RAM or SD card?) and running Android 2.2 If you lookup the specs on the Viewsonic website, the Viewpad 7 has completely different specs - QUALCOMM 600 Mhz processor, 512MB internal storage and 512MB RAM. Well, I ordered one to see if this was really an Intel Atom N550 with 16GB memory.