VIZIO has just introduced a brand new tablet to its VIA (VIZIO Internet Apps) Plus ecosystem. After making a name for itself selling TVs, VIZIO has finally decided to dip its toes into the Android tablet market. The company announced today the launch of the VIZIO VTAB1008. The tablet will be a WiFi-only device with an 8″ (1024 x 768) capacitive touchscreen display. It will also be powered by Android though there was no mention of what version it will be – it’s probably going to be either Gingerbread Android 2.3 or Honeycomb Android 3.2 (at the moment we’re uncertain if it will support 8″ devices but it looks like it should).
The VIZIO VTAB1008 tablet packs a 1GHz processor, built-in GPS, Bluetooth, 2GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot (supports up to 32GB), micro HDMI output, and a front facing camera for video calls. Consumers will also be able to use the tablet as a remote control for their VIZIO devices (and other compatible devices) with the universal remote control app and built-in IR blaster.
No word on pricing, but expect the tablets to arrive at retail stores nationwide this summer.