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Previously known exclusively for monitors, ViewSonic is really making strides to broaden its product portfolio and expand into new markets, with the VCP08 Windows XP phone being an example of that. Some new photos have surfaced of another new product from the company that's also running Windows XP but in the form of a tablet MID. Currently known only as the ViewSonic N01 MID, the device seems to have a 6-7" display that I assume is a touchscreen.

There are barely any specifications available currently, but what we can confirm is that it is powered by a 1.1GHz Intel Atom Z510 processor and has 1GB of RAM, 10GB of local storage, and support for 3G wireless networks. From a close examination of the photos, the MID also has two cameras of unknown resolution (one front facing and one webcam), what appears to be an optical finger mouse on the right side of the screen, and a rocker switch on the left side for the mouse buttons. A couple of shots also show a retractable aerial probably for TV reception.

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The ViewSonic N01 has some interesting features and I find the metallic blue bezel an interesting change from the usual black/white/silver! The inclusion of the finger mouse and mouse buttons should make XP more usable compared to having to resort to a touchscreen all the time.

There are no details on the potential launch and pricing but it's one we will be keeping an eye out for. Head over to www.midbbs.cn for more photos!

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