By Keri Algar
SYDNEY, NSW: The ViewPad 7 (RRP $699) and ViewPad 10 (RRP $799) tablets use Google’s Android 2.2 operating system and offer access to over 200,000 applications, something Bing Lee considers important in the burgeoning tablet category.
“Bing Lee is pleased to bring the ViewSonic ViewPad to its customers,” Ritchie Djamhur, IT buyer at Bing Lee said.
“We see the ViewPad as a definite contender in the fast rising tablet category, with many other vendors releasing offerings. In particular, Android devices are boosting its share of tablet PCs as it is cost effective, just as intuitive and easy to navigate. Many apps are being ported to multiple platforms, so it is getting easier to find applications appearing on both the Android Marketplace and the Apple iTunes App Store.”
ViewSonic also announced its reseller partner, Harris Technology.
William Tse, country manager at ViewSonic Australia, said, “ViewSonic is very excited with the release of the ViewPad to the market. Bing Lee and Harris Technology are leading Australian retail and IT specialist operators and we are thrilled to have the ViewPad ranged in their stores.”
“The tablet market is on the rise with growth anticipated to at least double within the next 12 months. With the support of partners like Bing Lee and Harris Technology we are able to distribute the ViewPad to the wider community.”
Meanwhile, Bing Lee’s annual Chinese New Year Sale, this year celebrating the year of the Rabbit, features a number of ‘web only’ deals, such as Samsung Series 4 22-inch LCD TV for $348.