This past winter marked our first exposure to ViewSonic Android smartphones, with the company revealing its ViewPad 4 and V350 models. Now the company is ready to come out with a new model that makes some upgrades from that previous pair, but are the changes going to be enough?
The V430 is powered by a single-core 1GHz Snapdragon, has 512MB of RAM, and a five-megapixel rear camera (VGA front-facer). Those aren’t bad specs (though certainly far from high-end), but they’re also specs shared by the ViewPad 4. The V430 does matter to pack-in a larger 4.3-inch display, but it keeps the earlier WVGA resolution. Perhaps most damning of all, the smartphone is set to arrive still running Android 2.2 Froyo; really, in this day and age?
On the plus side, the phone does look pretty sharp, and maybe it will be cheap enough to be worth looking at for certain smartphone buyers. We’re just not sure what it will end up going for, and don’t know much about its release plans short of an expected appearance in Russia.