Vizio Tablet Passes Through FCC

Vizio’s VTAB1008 tablet has just passed through the FCC, suggesting that the tablet may soon be made available in the U.S. market. Unfortunately, though, the FCC this time did not release much information about the tablet except that the device would have HDMI and Bluetooth connections. As part of the filing, the FCC is required to keep details of the tablet confidential until August 30th, which means that the tablet could launch in advance of the embargo date.

At CES, Vizio had announced an 8-inch Android VIA Tablet that is said to be released this summer. It isn’t clear if the VTAB model being seen at the FCC will in fact be released as the VIA Tablet.

A Vizio tablet had also popped up recently on Walmart’s inventory system bearing a price tag of $350. For comparison, the WiFi-only 7-inch Galaxy Tab running Android 2.2 Froyo has the same retail price and the 7-inch HTC Flyer retails for $500. The low price tag would suggest that Vizio’s tablet will be a WiFi-only model.

Via: Unwired View

4 Comments

  1. Daniel7443

    06/14/2011 at 5:46 pm

    I know this (being a loyal Vizio customer and close follower of this item) my local Wal-Mart Supercenter had already cleaned out and posted a new spot for the $349.95 tablet, right next to the iPad2.

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  2. Daniel7443

    06/14/2011 at 5:46 pm

    I know this (being a loyal Vizio customer and close follower of this item) my local Wal-Mart Supercenter had already cleaned out and posted a new spot for the $349.95 tablet, right next to the iPad2.

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  3. Anonymous

    06/23/2011 at 4:28 am

    I have one Vizio’s LED TVs and it works great and I bet the
    quality of their tablet would be pretty comparable to their TV’s. The design
    looks pretty sleek and I like the logo they came up with that’s on the back of
    the tablet. I work for Dish Network and I have the service and when I’m not at
    home I usually stream live TV right to my phone using my Sling Adapter. My
    phone has a smaller screen though and that is one of the reasons I was looking
    at getting a tablet. I was leaning toward getting an Acer but at that price and
    with how sleek this tablet looks I am more than likely going to end up getting
    it.  If you are interested in being able
    to take your TV with you Dish has a great promotion for getting a Sling for
    Free! Just go to http://bit.ly/kTe2sD and follow the instructions to take
    advantage!

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