ViewSonic will reveal two tablets next week at IFA, one of which will have a dual-boot capability.
Although the device currently does not have a name, ViewSonic's upcoming 10-inch Intel-based tablet will reportedly dual-boot both Microsoft and Android operating systems. Specifics weren't revealed, however reports indicate that the tablet could sport Windows 7 rather than CE or Windows Phone 7 on the Microsoft end. As for the Android platform, the newer v3.0 (aka Gingerbread) is a likely candidate, currently slated for a Q4 release.
ViewSonic also plans to reveal second, smaller tablet called ViewPad 7. Unlike its 10-inch cousin, the 7-inch device will be completely Android-based. Additional specs will include 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity, front and back-facing cameras, USB ports, Bluetooth, a Micro SD card slot, G-Sensor support (accelerometer), assisted GPS and more.
For now, ViewSonic has not announced an official launch date, however it's probable that both devices will launch with the rest of the tablet bunch flooding the market by the end of the year. ViewSonic may have an advantage by offering a dual-boot tablet, providing consumers with the best of both worlds--Windows and Android.
Stay tuned for more information during the show next week.