Look who finally shows up to the Android tablet party. The Vizio 8″ Tablet has landed on the Vizio site, and is available for pre-order. The Vizio Tablet comes with Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) as the OS on board, not quite sure if it has Ice Cream Sandwich aspirations though. A front facing camera for video chat (sorry no rear camera), three speakers, to give you dual speakers whether in portrait or landscape mode, and an IR blaster, for universal remote control access for Vizio VIA TV’s, rounds off some of the features we can find in the Vizio Tablet.
All of this comes in a nice package of $379.99 for just the tablet or $399.99 for a tablet, folio case, and 16GB microsd card package. This is definitely a gamble on Vizio’s part, especially since most manufacturers seem to be focusing more on Android 3.x (Honeycomb) for tablets. If this works as well as their assault on quality budget TV’s, then Vizio might be poised to be a major player in the growing Android tablet armada.