Blake Griffin up with a new home theater.
we saw Blake Griffin fondling yesterday - hasn't been spotted itself, but the Walmart price card has been caught on camera by a This is my next tipster. According to that card, the Vizio will be $349 and have a front-facing camera, GPS, VIA Plus for intercompatibility with the company's TVs and other products, and access to the Android Market. We recently saw the slate cross through the FCC complete with AT&T 3G support, though there's no mention of wireless connectivity on this Walmart model. Vizio announced the "VIA Tablet" back at CES in January, alongside a similarly Android-powered VIA Phone, and promised a summer release. What's unclear is whether Vizio has added Honeycomb to the tablet in the meantime, or if it will launch running a smartphone version of Android.
Android-based tablet and phone have been previewed by the WSJ, with the Vizio Via Phone having a 4-inch screen and the Via Tablet having an 8-inch screen. Both will get Android Market access, according to the company, along with WiFi connectivity. The Via Phone has a 5-megapixel rear camera and a front-facing camera for video calls, while the Via Tablet has a front-facing camera and three speakers. Each will have an HDMI port and a similar UI to the Vizio range of HDTVs; there'll also be remote control apps, so that users can control their TVs from the phone or tablet. Finally there's Via Plus Internet service access, which means Netflix support thanks to Vizio's existing HDTV deal with the streaming content provider. Both tablet and phone will launch in summer 2011, pricing tba.