ViewSonic Launches Dual-SIM Android Froyo SmartPhone

  • Dual SIM phone for personal and business use
  • Uses Android 2.2 Froyo OS
  • Company also releases 10-inch tablet

ViewSonic has showcased what it claims is the world’s first new Dual-SIM Android Froyo Smartphone, the V350.

This Smartphone has been designed to enable users to easily access both their work and personal life via just one device.

The V350 Smartphone with 3.5-inch display is an active Dual-SIM device running the Android 2.2 Froyo operating system, enabling the use of two network services at the same time.

Its Dual-SIM capability is ideal for businesses wishing to provide staff with a mobile device that can offer separate numbers and bills for both personal and business use. This feature also enables travellers to carry just the one phone while still taking advantage of different pricing plans and network offers for voice and data in various countries.

It runs on Android 2.2, built-in with a HVGA capacitive touch screen, 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, Micro-SD expansion, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and assisted GPS navigation.

Also ViewSonic showcased its 10-inch professional tablet, ViewPad 10PRO as well as Android Gingerbread based 4.1-inch Smartphone, ViewPad 4.

The ViewPad 4 offers both phone and tablet functionality in a flash 10.1 enabled Android-based 4.1-inch WVGA touch capacitive device. Based on a Qualcomm MSM 8255 1GHz platform, the ViewPad 4 delivers mobile phone functionality bundled with HD 720p video recording, playback, upload, and mini-HDMI 720p display output. A 5-megapixel auto-focus camera, Bluetooth 2.1 and 802.11 b/g/n wireless enables video calling via an additional front facing camera. Additionally, GPS / A-GPS functionality makes make use of the Google Certified Maps and Navigation, where Android Market offers access to over 200,000 applications. ViewSonic have further enhanced the ViewPad 4 with the brand new ViewScene UI, that makes use of the GPS to adapt the home screen to the apps you may want to have better access to.

The ViewPad 10Pro is a 10-inch commercial tablet PC with dual boot functionality, offering a quick switch capability between Windows 7 for business use and Google Android 2.2 for personal and social entertainment. Dual-boot enables users to access business software that only runs on Windows and explore Android without switching completely. Many users enjoy the familiarity of Windows but want to get to know Android and configure their preferences before using it more widely. The ViewPad 10Pro is one of the first tablets to have the Intel Oak Trail processor. This combined with support for flash 10.1 and a new interface, provides an excellent navigation experience. It has a 1024×600 LED backlit capacitive multi-touch panel, is fully connected with 3G, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth and has at a claimed battery life of six hours.