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Vizio to produce an Android-powered smartphone and tablet

0. phoneArena 02 Jan 2011, 18:32 posted on

Television manufacturer Vizio has confirmed that they will be producing an Android-powered smartphone and tablet which is what an advertisement during Saturday’s Rose Bowl football game hinted at…

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posted on 02 Jan 2011, 18:57 1

1. Corpsemaker (Posts: 63; Member since: 10 Jul 2010)


I think this is one of the "half of a dozen" LTE devices Verizon is planning to show at CES. Maybe I am wrong. Who knows.

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 22:50

2. cmielke (Posts: 16; Member since: 17 Dec 2009)


I saw the halftime commercial with Vizio's CEO holding a tablet and went straight to the internet with "Vizio tablet" in my search bar. I found nothing! They have been keeping this well under wraps. That was pretty sly of their CEO to just slip that in there...

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 23:02

3. cmielke (Posts: 16; Member since: 17 Dec 2009)


VIA = Vizio Internet Apps (http://vizio.com/discover/via)

If VIA is their "internet into your television" approach (like Google TV), maybe the Via tablet and Via phone are their "television into your internet" approach?

posted on 02 Jan 2011, 23:13

4. skymitch89 (Posts: 1015; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


Just have to wait until CES to start on Thursday to see what comes to the market.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 10:47

5. cmielke (Posts: 16; Member since: 17 Dec 2009)


http://content.usatoday.com/communities/technologylive/post/2011/01/vizio-unveils-new-smartphone-tab let/1

http://gizmodo.com/5723253/vizios-via-tablet-and-smartphone-run-android-for-cheap

Completely compatible with Google TV and will act like remotes... cool! :)

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