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ViewBook VB730 7-Inch Android 2.2 Wi-Fi/BT Tablet - Black


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  • Android 2.2, Arm Cortex-A8, 1GH
  • 512MB RAM
  • 7-inch high-resolution 800x480 touch screen
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g
  • 2.4 pounds
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Product Information

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Screen Size7 inches
Screen Resolution800 x 400
Max Screen Resolution800 x 480 pixels
Processor1 GHz 8803 CORTEX A8
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 1
Brand NameViewSonic
Item model numberVB730
Operating SystemAndroid
Item Weight2.4 pounds
Item Dimensions L x W x H0.56 x 8.19 x 5.23 inches
Color Black
Rear Webcam Resolution 3 MP
Processor BrandARM
Battery TypeLithium Polymer (LiPo)
  
Additional Information
ASINB004ULKSXO
Best Sellers Rank #16,323 in Computers & Accessories (See top 100)
Shipping Weight2.4 pounds
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMarch 31, 2011
  
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Product Description

Product Description

ViewBook VB730 7-Inch Android 2.2 Wi Fi & Bluetooth tablet supports the freedom of Android open source platform and the best apps offered by Amazon including the Kindle eReader, Amazon Appstore, MP3 music downloader and Amazon.com shopping. Enjoy an ample 8GB of storage capacity and exclusive RiteTouch technology for pen writing and touch capability. Easy to share and enjoy 1080p video playback through HDMI connection. Stay connected with integrated front VGA camera for video chat and conference calls.

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Get all the entertainment power of a full featured media Tablet from ViewSonic's new ViewBook 730, with the convenience and portability of an e-reader. Experience the innovative mobile technology of the Android operating system. Access Kindle for Android, the Amazon Appstore for Android, Amazon MP3, shopping on Amazon.com with Amazon Mobile, Audible for Android , IMDb Movies & TV, Mediafly, TuneIn Radio and more. Do it all with one compact device that fits your hand and your budget. This right sized tablet gives you just what you need. Incredibly easy to use with integrated software and services, ViewBook 730 redefines the 7" tablet.

Key Features:

  • 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.
  • Direct access to Amazon Appstore for Android for instant download of thousands of free and premium apps for communication, entertainment and more.
  • High-resolution 800x480 touch screen with Rite Touch technology for stylus input
  • Front facing camera for video conferencing
  • 8 GB internal memory and expandable memory up to 32GB with Micro SD slot for all your multimedia content
  • Features built-in G-sensor and accelerometer to respond to your movements
  • Slim, ergonomic and lightweight design, weighing in at 0.95 lbs. and measuring 0.55 inches thick
  • Enjoy videos, photos, games, apps and eBooks for full entertainment on the go
  • Built-in apps for streaming media, podcasts, radio and more
  • Get more done with mobile tools for e-mail, note taking, calendar, reading and research.
  • Customize and personalize with the endlessly expansive Android – apps, shortcuts, wallpapers and widgets all help make the ViewBook your own.

Advanced Mobile Tablet Technology
ViewBook 730's 1 GHz processor rivals other top tablets on the market today. Do more, and do it more easily and efficiently than you ever imagined. Quick and responsive, apps and documents load almost instantaneously, and the mulitasking experience is seamless. The ViewBook 730 is also optimized for high-quality audio and video playback. Adobe Flash support ensures your favorite web sites and streaming videos run flawlessy.

Stay connected
With built-in Wireless and Bluetooth support, ViewBook 730 keeps you connected. Access wi-fi hotspots around the world for everywhere Internet access. Browse the web, check messages, watch videos and download new apps from home or on the go. With the ViewBook 730 in hand, you'll never miss another tweet, status update, e-mail or blog post. Keeping in touch is easier than ever. Visit your favorite web sites and download additional apps to let you connect in even more ways. Share memories and create new ones while plugged into the digital world.

Your Mobile Entertainment Starts Now
Start enjoying your entertainment experience right out of the box, from the very first power up. No more searching and trying to figure out how to enjoy the device. Everything you need is already right there on the three (3) home screens. One easy click on the pre-installed shortcuts takes you instantly to the world's best multimedia apps, including apps for services offered by Amazon.com, most useful utilities and documentation. There's even a tutorial video custom designed to help you get started, as well as a User Guide and Quick Start Guide right at your fingertips. ViewBook 730 is so easy to use. You'll be having fun with the amazing Android platform in only minutes. The ViewBook 730 brings a world of exciting mobile entertainment to you anytime, anywhere!

 

Read Easier with Amazon Kindle
ViewSonic's innovative technology is the perfect platform for Amazon's free Kindle reading app. Easily bookmark, highlight, annotate and search your e-books. Find dictionary definitions and Wikipedia entries with a single touch. Enjoy a more comfortable reading experience with adjustable font sizes, night reading mode and brightness settings. Download new books from Amazon's large selection in the Kindle Store instantly to your ViewBook, to expand your library anytime, anywhere.


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Touch Screen with the RiteTouch
The stunning 7" display responds to your touch. Experience photos and videos with a brilliant 16 million colors. RiteTouch technology lets you write and draw right on the screen with the included stylus. Natural, intuitive and responsive, ViewBook 730 bridges technology and creativity in a whole new way. The pre-installed drawing app is right at your fingertips to capture ideas on the fly and turn your imagination into reality. The RiteTouch screen is equally responsive whether you input with fingertip or use the stylus for pen writing input – ViewBook 730 gives you the best of both worlds, so you can choose the "Rite" option for any given situation.


Ergonomic Design for Ease and Comfort
ViewBook 730 is lightweight, thin and fits right in your hand. Built with you in mind, the sleek, stylish design is a perfect complement to your mobile lifestyle. The intuitive user interface makes browsing easier than ever. Built-in buttons put important functions right at your fingertips. With three customizable home screens, you have instant access to the apps and information you use most. The responsive touch screen control and a vivid, crisp display make navigating web sites, reading e-books and enjoying mobile entertainment easier and more fun than ever before.


High Powered Hand Held Entertainment
The ViewBook 730 is a complete media player with everything you need for entertainment. Listen to music and audio books, watch 1080p video playback, view photo slide shows, record live voice and music, and take still photos and video recordings. With Full HD 1080p video play back and mini HDMI connection, it is easy to share your favorite media collection with friends and family. The expandable storage capacity holds thousands of e-books and songs and hours of HD video.

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Get More Done and Have Fun
Web browser, e-mail and other built-in tools turn the ViewBook 730 into a portable reference library and personal assistant. Take notes and make to-do lists with the integrated notepad app. Sync up with Google Calendar to remember important dates and access appointments anywhere. In school, at work or just for fun, the ViewBook 730 is your right sized, perfectly priced, all-in-one tablet. Write with your finger or a stylus, stay connected wherever you go, and use state-of-the-art mobile apps to enhance your productivity and your enjoyment no matter what you do.


Integrated Amazon Apps
ViewSonic has partnered with your favorite online store to offer an extensive package of integrated services. Download music with Amazon MP3 and listen to audiobooks with Audible for Android. Watch movie previews and get information about celebrities, TV shows, movies, and theater showtimes with IMDb Movies & TV. Turn your ViewBook into an electronic reading device with Kindle for Android. Browse Amazon.com's vast selection of products and buy from your ViewBook with the Amazon Mobile shopping app.

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A World of Unlimited Possibilities
The ViewBook's Android operating system gives you endless options for expansion and personalization. Wallpapers, widgets, folders and shortcuts let you organize and customize your ViewBook just the way you like. With Amazon Appstore for Android, you can download thousands of free and premium Android apps for entertainment, social networking, communications, business and more. Enjoy a mobile experience limited only by your imagination!


What's in the Box

  • ViewBook 730
  • Power adapter
  • USB cable
  • Stylus
  • Quick Start Guide

Programs, specification & availability are subject to change without notice and may vary by country. Corporate names & trademarks mentioned herein are the property of their respective companies. Copyright © 2011 ViewSonic Corporation. All rights reserved.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

I would rate it 4 stars if these weren't an issue.
Curielg
You cannot downloaded the updated adobe flash player unless you have access to the Google Android Market, and you don't.
R. Madrigal
In fact they are both considering getting one as well even tho they have IPads.
J. Wiedor

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

31 of 32 people found the following review helpful By FloridaTechie on August 19, 2011
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I have had the ViewBook 730 for about 3 weeks. I have used most Apple products and have a iPad2 and iPhone4. I also have an original Nook for about a year for reading. I was intrigued with the Android OS since I have a Linux laptop and was interested in trying the 7 inch size which I prefer for reading. My children have usurped my Nook whenever I turn my back and I wanted another reliable ereader. So far I am pleased with my purchase. The Kindle app works wonderful just as well as on my iPad and iPhone. The size is comfortable for reading and the backlit screen is nice for my daughter to read in the car while driving home at night. Web surfing is decent. The Wifi connection is not as strong as with my iPad. I have to be closer to the router for good signal. If I am downstairs I sometimes have to move to a closer room for decent signal. It is nice to have Flash for certain Web sites but it can run slow at times. The integrated Amazon store apps work well for MP3 downloads and certain Android apps but is not as complete as Android Market. I have not figured out yet how to get Android Market on this device. I do like that Amazon App store gives away a paid app each day and have picked up some nice games for the kids. The screen is a cross between a resistive and capacitive. The included pen works for certain things easier and the finger for other things. Overall not as intuitive as the Apple screens but it is also less than half the cost of the cheapest iPad. Battery life is good as an ereader or for playing music but runs out quickly with Web surfing and video watching. Android 2.2 OS is not as fancy as the Honeycomb 10.1 tablets but runs all the phone apps on the 7 inch screen well.Read more ›
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21 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Garrett Weathers on July 15, 2011
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It's good for $230 it's really hard to beat the price point.

-The sound is not very loud though, but the video runs pretty smoothly and the device is actually fairly quick.

-The viewing angle is not that great.

- It appears to be a hybrid of resistive and capacitive touch screen, so using a normal stylus on it does work as well as a capacitive stylus or your finger. It does not seem to be multi-touch from using it although this is not much of a problem to me at least.

I've only had it for a short time but I am enjoying it so far.

Pros:
-very good price
-ability to write with a normal stylus without the lag of a resistive screen
-hdmi port

Cons:
-No google market only amazon market
-pretty bad viewing angle
-it feels fairly cheap compared to other more expensive tablets, but that is to be expected at this price point.

Conclusion:
It's a good tablet for the price and anyone in the market for a cheap android tablet will probably enjoy it. None of its faults are a deal breaker I think. It is probably the best tablet in it's price range from ones i have used.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By M. Arias on August 13, 2011
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Overall, the ViewBook performed OK and is meant to compete in the low-end tablet market with a price of $230. The ViewBook has some good features: 1) great screen compared to other resistive screens; 2) front facing camera; 3) mini-HDMI port; 4) Bluetooth; 5) played video formats including HD without any problems; and 6) handwriting recognition works fine. However, there are some negatives: 1) poor body construction; 2) poor screen (resolution & not capacitive); 3) slightly weaker processor; 4) no 1+1 nor multi-touch screen; and 5) significant difference in battery life between having the WiFi on and having it off. Unless you need a front facing camera and a HDMI port, I would rather buy a Nook Color and install CM7. If ViewBook 730's price was under $200, I would be more incline to recommend it if you are looking for a low-end tablet.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By solidavoicestudio on July 25, 2011
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I love my new viewbook 730! I am just learning Android, so I haven't figured out everything yet (am having issues with 2 way syncing android calendar and google calendars - using more than one calendar, trying apps to work it, etc.) I have to say, though, this first experience is totally cool. I am using it as a PDA, up from my 8-10 year old little one. I love being able to actually type with more than one finger on the 7 inch screen rather than one little digit at a time with stylus only. The free writing/drawing stuff with the stylus in sketcher and notepad is AWESOME! Some really great stuff. I really think there has to be a way to fix my calendar problems (better be since that's a HUGE chunk of why I bought it) and that aside, this does so much more than my old PDA.

Updated
Still love this thing after a month. Got Calengoo to work great once I discovered I had to enter m.google.com as the server name when setting up my accounts to sync. The only real gripes I have are there is no contacts stock/source app. I have found apps that needthat to run which would be cool...Amazon appstore does not have any basic one and there is no android market on this device fro me to get one. Really screws up the pda use for this. I found. A contact app or two that only let you work with your contacts on the internet but don't actually have the contacts on the device without internet which is just plain stupid if you ask me. Please give us ability to access and actually use our own contacts. Otherwise, like I said, I love it!
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