The ViewSonic ViewBook VB730 is an entry-level Android 2.2-based tablet device designed to compete more with ebook readers than full tablet devices. It features a 7" touchscreen display, a 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor, 512MB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage space, Flash support, Bluetooth 2.1+EDR, WiFi and a microSD card slot. Additionally, the VB730 lacks Android Market access, instead being limited to the Amazon Appstore for Android.
The VB730's 1GHz ARM Cortex-A8 processor and 512MB of RAM provide it with enough processing power to handle everyday use with relative ease while 8GB of internal storage provides plenty of room for apps and media. Its Flash 10.1 support allows the VB730 to natively handle flash video playback from the Android browser rather than via the YouTube app. Meanwhile, the Amazon Appstore for Android allows the VB730 to access the Amazon Kindle ereader app and all of the books available to devices like the Kindle.
- Operates with Android 2.2 OS, Flash 10.1 support, 802.11b/g networking and Bluetooth connectivity
- Includes integrated Amazon services with Amazon Appstore for Android, Kindle for Android, Amazon MP3, Shopping on Amazon.com with Amazon Mobile, and Audible for Android
- High-resolution 800x480 touch screen
- Rite Touch technology for stylus input
- Front-facing camera
- 8 GB internal memory and expandable memory up to 32GB with Micro SD slot
- Features built-in G-sensor and accelerometer
- Weighs 0.95 lbs. and measures 0.55 inches thick