Ah CES. You were only some five months ago, yet in mobile-blogging time, it could have been years. Products come and go from the CES show-floor, sometimes without ever making a peep. Such is the case with electronic manufacturer Vizio’s Android devices. After CES, they seemed to completely fall off the map. Which is a shame considering how well received they were at the time. In a world where Sensations, Droid X2s, and Xooms rule supreme, is there any chance the Vizio tablet or phone could make it? I suppose it’s never too late to try.
In just one day, the Vizio tablet has made a surging comeback. Not only has the device been shown off by the NBA’s Blake Griffen, but accessories and pricing information have made their way into Walmart stores. The accessories, a lowly screen protector, aren’t much to gawk over, but the pricing model isn’t bad. For an 8-inch Vizio tablet with 8GB or storage, you’re looking at spending just $349.99 — a fair price for a device without cellular data. The Vizio tablet does come with wifi, GPS, Google apps, and Vizio Internet Apps Plus-Unified user experience, which makes it a nice competitor to the equally price Samsung Galaxy Tab (yeah, that old thing).
Would your average techie walk into a Walmart looking for dish soap, and walk out with a Vizio tablet? No, but the average consumer looking to upgrade their home entertainment system just might. Look for more release information on the Vizio tablet sometime in the near future.
Via This is my next