First images of ViewSonic’s ViewPad 7 surface bearing striking similarity to OlivePad

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Perhaps in an effort not to be outdone by Toshiba and Samsung, an insider at ViewSonic has leaked several images of the company's new Android-running ViewPad 7 that is also set to make its official debut at IFA in Berlin next week. The high-res images reveal a sharp looking product that adheres to the current vogue of tablet design, with the prerequisite black glass front and silver edge. Upon closer inspection, one can see a quartet of touch buttons on the right side, a webcam on the left, and a mini USB and headphone out on the bottom edge. As previously rumored, the tablet is said to include 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, and a back-facing camera.

It's also interesting to note that these images of the ViewPad 7 seem virtually identical to the OlivePad VT100 featured over a month ago, indicating that either the ViewPad is a rebranded OlivePad, or perhaps more likely, that both ViewSonic and India's Olive Telecom are using the same OEM manufacturer to supply their respective tablets. Matching the decent specs of the OlivePad would be a good start for ViewSonic but the main question mark is the identity of the processor. If both these devices end up using nVidia's Tegra 250, they would certainly catch our attention and be competitive against other expected IFA debutants, the Toshiba SmartPad and Samsung Galaxy Tab. See another image of the ViewPad 7 after the jump and let us know what you think in the comments.

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