Vizio’s 8-inch Android Gingerbread tablet up for pre-order, priced from $379.99, ships on July 18
Vizio’s Android tablet certainly was a long time coming, but it’s now closer than ever. Closer to landing into eager customers’ arms. Hence the tablet sporting a rather unique screen size in an Android tablet world dominated by 10.1-inch offerings has become available to pre-order direct from Vizio.
There are two options for you to choose from, each with its own price. First off, grabbing just the tablet itself will require you shell out $379.99, sans sales tax and shipping. If, on the other hand, you’d like a custom-fit folio case and a 16 GB microSD card alongside the tablet, this bundle will cost you $399.99, again before sales tax and excluding shipping costs.
If you pre-order, you will be among the first to get their hands on the tablet. That’s since pre-ordered tablets will start shipping on July 18, but the tablet won’t become available in stores before July 25. That’s a whole week’s worth of bragging, folks.
As we found out quite recently, the Vizio tablet runs Android 2.3 Gingerbread, with a custom Vizio-built interface slapped on top. The 8-inch touchscreen has a 1024×768 resolution, which makes it have a 4:3 aspect ratio – not something you see on most Android tablets. The tablet has Wi-Fi but no 3G, GPS, Bluetooth, a front-facing VGA camera for video chat, an infrared port (and the tablet comes with a preinstalled remote app that Vizio says will work with 95% of devices on the US market), a 1 GHz processor, 512 MB of RAM, 4 GB of built-in storage (of which 2 GB are accessible), a microSD card slot, micro HDMI, and a 3.5 mm headset jack.
If you’re interested, head on over to Vizio right now and pre-order one.