Blake Griffin gets Vizio Tablet before you can, proves famous people get special treatment and posted a video showing off his new VIA Plus-equipped slate. Vizio tablet is set to launch later this summer for $349.99 and has an 8-inch screen and a skinned-up version of Android which works with Vizio apps………
Blake Griffin, NBA Rookie Of The Year has a brand new Vizio tablet and is using it to watch movies and control his huge 3D TV set, featuring a built in infrared LED so it can be used as a universal remote with all of your entertainment system components. Vizio has teamed up with the NBA’s Rookie of the Year for 2011 Blake Griffin to show off the integration the Vizio Tablet will offer with other Vizio products, HDTV’s for today, in a short video. For starters the Vizio VIA Tablet will be an 8-inch tablet with a display resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels (same res. as the iPad and HP TouchPad). A 1 GHz processing chip, most likely an ARM based chip, a built-in IR blaster so you can use the tablet as a universal remote, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, built-in GPS radio, a microSD card slot, HD video output over HDMI and a front-facing camera for video chats. FCC already appearances that the tablet will bear the model name VTAB1008. From live demonstrations a modified version of Google’s Android operating system will be included along with other pre-installed Vizio software, the Vizio software dubbed ‘VIA Plus’ is for enhanced interaction between other Vizio branded products. At this time Vizio hasn’t presented a price officially for their VIA Tablet but in the past reps. have stated pricing will be very competitive. Vizio is an established provider of affordable but quality HDTVs, so no need to think they will price their tablet over $500.
- Android Honeycomb OS
- 1 GHz processor
- 8-inch high-resolution capacitive touch screen
- 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi
- MicroSD card slot
- HDMI output with HD video playback
- Front-facing camera
- Three-speaker design for stereo audio in both portrait and landscape modes.