Commtiva N700 tablet appears to be another rebranded ViewSonic ViewPad/OlivePad


The OEM manufacturer that produces the virtually identical ViewSonic ViewPad 7 and Olive Telecom OlivePad VT100 must be rubbing its hands together right about now, as what appears to be yet another rebranded variation of its promising product is set to launch. Named the N700 from a Taiwanese company called Commtiva, and not to be confused with the other N700 from Aigo, the 7-inch Android tablet is already at the FCC offices for certification indicating a US launch should definitely be on the cards.

Featuring basically the same design and hardware as the ViewPad and OlivePad, the Commtiva N700 has a 600MHz Qualcomm MSM7227 processor running Android 2.2 with 2.3 Gingerbread being mentioned as a possibility when it eventually ships. Elsewhere the tablet's 7-inch touch screen is a WVGA capacitive unit supporting multi-touch, while a rear-facing 3MP camera with a front-facing webcam, 3G, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, 512MB RAM, and support for microSD cards up to 32GB round out the feature set.


On the other side of the Atlantic, the device is already on sale in Europe for a slightly pricey £299, which works out to around US$477 including tax. Hopefully the price in the US will be more competitive when or if it eventually reaches these shores.

I've always thought the hardware of the ViewSonic ViewPad 7 had potential and this has been backed up by positive impressions at various trade shows and press events. But for these products to succeed, price will be a key element; companies probably need to undercut more powerful rivals such as the Galaxy Tab in order to make their mark in the market.


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