VIZIO has officially launched its Android tablet that doubles as a universal remote for the company’s HDTV, Blu-ray players and other home theater devices.
The 8-inch slate, which runs Android Gingerbread (2.3), supports 802.11n Wi-Fi as well as Bluetooth. It will be available at Sam’s Club, Walmart, Costco, Amazon and other VIZIO retailers for $299. The tablet features VIZIO Internet Apps Plus and includes a built-in HDMI port with HDCP support for content protected HD playback on the big screen.
The device, which appears to sport the generic “VIZIO tablet” moniker, comes equipped with a three-speaker configuration and supports Adobe Flash. The Gingerbread-based tablet contains 2GB of internal storage and sports a microSD slot, allowing users up to 32GB of additional memory. Powered by a 1GHz processor, the VIZIO tablet has a screen resolution of 1024 x 768 and features a VGA front-facing camera.
VIZIO announced the Via tablet at CES, with the slate sporting an 8-inch touchscreen, three speakers and a front-facing camera, it is likely this is the same device. Despite previous reports that the tablet would sell for $349, it appears VIZIO lowered its cost before launching the gadget.