ViewSonic is an Asian consumer electronics maker known for its LCD monitors. The Taipei-based company it said to be showing a new Google Android-based handset at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show (CES). The phone, dubbed ViewPhone 3, is aimed at Latin American consumers, but will also be available in the U.S., making it ViewSonic’s first U.S. handset release.
It has a decent set of features, including a 3.5-inch touchscreen, 5 megapixel camera, 800 MHz Qualcomm processor and 512 GB of RAM. The ViewPhone 3′s flavor of Android is Gingerbread (2.3), however, which has been available for over a year, and it runs on 3G technology instead of the faster 4G.
ViewPhone 3 doesn’t intend the phone to be bleeding-edge or even high-end. As seen from its majority of its products, ViewSonic is aiming at the “value seeker” consumer with ViewPhone 3, which will have an unsubsidized price of $250. The device’s most unusual feature – support for two SIM cards – is a capability very popular in emerging markets. Does the ViewPhone 3 manage to get you excited ?