Irvine, Calif. – Vizio
today announced pre-orders for its tablet PC are being taken at Costco.com, Walmart.com
and the vendor’s online store.
The tablet features an
8-inch display and is running Android 2.3. Costco and Walmart already have it
priced at $329 and $348, respectively, at their online stores.
Vizio is offering a
package deal on its website that adds a 16GB MicroSD card and a cover for $399.
There is 2GB of free onboard storage.
The devices are expected
to ship by July 18.
While the tablet has Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity built in
for web access, Vizio is also positioning the device as an advanced remote
control. It has an IR blaster, and when used with a universal remote control
app, the company said it can control most home-theater devices. There is also a
built-in HDMI port.