Summary: Hi. My wife gave me this for my Birthday in June 2011. It was on my wishlist after extensive research. The one severe limitation of this tablet is the measly 512Mb onboard memory which leaves you with only 171Mb for apps and data. Even with a large SD card, you quickly run out of memory because of the number of apps that will only install to main memory or use that store data in the main memory even when installed to SD.
Summary: I was looking for a pad without high price tag, but decent quality and battery life. So I selected viewpad 7. The 7 inch capacitive display is responsive and the size seems perfect for a hand held tablet. If it had more built-in memory than 512Mb , then I would have given 5 out of 5.
Nice product comparing to the price. (Phone + tablet)
9 November 2011
Summary: This is pretty good product. ViewPad7 is technically an Android phone. Phone quality is very good though it's a little big to hold. It's kind of speaker phone unless you use headset provided. If you make the sound minimum and you can use without headset fairly. Android 2.2 device can play Flash, but this one cannot due to CPU speed. (Adobe didn't permit this device) GPS module works good and if you buy some offline GPS apps you can use without data plan.
Summary: I bought this as a cheap introduction to tablet computing and I haven't been disappointed. With the exception of the Samsung Galaxy Tab ($200 more expensive) and the iPad ($400 more expensive), there just aren't any other tablets offering GSM/UMTS phone capabilities. I was able to activate it as a prepaid phone on T-Mobile and my daughter got to use it while at summer school. I didn't use a data plan as wifi was available at school and in residence.
"ViewSonic Viewpad7 is a reasonable & easy to use tablet"
4 August 2011
Pros: Android 2.2 ,Phone, 3.5G modem +WiFi A great alternative to the Samsung Galaxy Tab 3.0 MP camera There is an excellent leather case included
Cons: Not as good as an iPad Front Camera quality is bad No HDMI or AV output the sound from the speakers is sometimes tinny. not much inbuilt storage every time you change the SIM card your market acount has an error Prices are in some places inflated an
Summary: Ok, so this tablet is not everything but it does the trick! I have an iphone4 and a ipad both with 3G but wanted to have an android tablet as well but not be tied to wifi connections. So what is out there? Sure I could sign up for a 3 year contract with a carrier but who wants that.... This tablet provided the solution. Using it on the Telus 3G+ network in Canada and works no problem with simply inserting the SIM and selecting the Telus network.
Summary: Purchased this tablet after carefully looking at the iPad, and decided that besides the obvious advantage, $$, I also really love the size. It is very portable in my purse, the carrying case is just right, and the battery seems to last quite a while. It is absolutely essential to purchase an SD card in addition to the tablet and that was about $50.00, so I only gave it 4 stars instead of 5.
Summary: I bought this in preparation for a vacation with my wife to see her father in Finland. Several reasons: 1)7" form factor. 2)The price. 3)It has an unlocked quad-band phone(few tablets offer that, especially not the iPad). 4)and especially not at This Price. 5)Documents-to-Go INCLUDED and that worked VERY well with Swype. 6)GPS and so much more. There is no doubt that Droid 2.2 does not do certain things; but for my needs, this did everything I wanted on our trip.