Viewsonic 7-inch Tablet To Get Ice Cream Sandwich

Remember the Viewsonic Viewpad 7e that the company launched back in October 2011 in the US for £200? Well, it seems that a new version of the tablet called the Viewpad E70 will not only get a price cut but will also come with Ice Cream Sandwich.

Viewsonic already has the ViewBook 730, the ViewPad 7 and the ViewPad 7e (as well as the ViewPad 10e, the ViewPad 10 and the ViewPad 10 Pro) on the market.

The device - which is set to appear in the US towards the end of May - will cost $169 when it goes on sale, making it one of the cheapest ARM-based ICS tablets on the market (other tablets like the Ainol Novo7 are MIPS-based).

Like the ViewPad 7e, it will also runs on a 1GHz processor (we assume it is a Cortex A8-based single core model, possibly one from a tier-2 player like Rockchip),

Other features include a 7-inch 800x480 capacitive touchscreen display, a microSD card slot, 4GB onboard storage, 512MB RAM, a front-facing camera, Amazon App store for Android and Kindle for Android.

We're not sure whether it will come with Viewsonic's VIewScene 3D user interface or its own Airsync technology. However, it is likely it will meet some tough competition either from discounted tablets like the Lenovo Ideapad A1 or from lesser-known newcomers.