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Viewsonic Presents Dual OS iPad 2 Adversary

Viewsonic's latest tablet device is a rather intriguing piece of technology since it aims to combine both Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system and Google Android 2.3 Gingerbread.

The device, called the ViewPad 10Pro, features an Intel Atom Z670 CPU clocked at 1.5GHz with Intel's integrated GMA600 graphics solution.

It offers 2GB RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, a microSD card slot, an HDMI port, a 1.3-megapixel front camera (but unfortunately no rear one) as well as a full size USB port and a battery that, Viewsonic claims, will power the tablet for up to eight hours, which is almost the same as Apple's iPad 2.

Viewsonic's tablet additionally features a 10.1-inch capacitive multi touch screen with a 1024x600 pixel resolution, which is less than the iPad 2 display.

The ViewPad 10Pro hasn't been launched in the UK yet but Viewsonic did reveal that the 16GB model with Windows 7 Home Premium will cost $599 while the 32GB version with Windows 7 Professional shall be available from $699, both prices being significantly higher than other comparable tablets.

It seems somewhat surprising that Viewsonic has opted for the Z670 when the Intel N570 or the AMD Zacate E350, both arguably superior processors are available.