The new 8″ Android tablet from Vizio is now available for pre-order. The VTAB1008-1 tablet will have the V.I.A. Plus interface on the Android 2.3 platform. It has 802.11n WiFi, Bluetooth, and a built-in GPS. It has the usual tablet features: capacitive multi-touch touchscreen (1024X768), front-facing camera for video chatting, accelerometer, and 10-hour battery life. It does have a couple of unexpected features. It has three speakers, and the tablet senses its orientation and turns on two of the speakers for stereo sound. It also has an IR blaster and a universal remote control app that lets you control your home theater equipment throughout your house; you can even define a profile for each room. The tablet has 4GB internal memory that can be expanded with microSD cards. The VTAB1008-1 will ship July 18 as a bundle: tablet, folio case, and a 16GB microSD card. You can pre-order the bundle now for $399.99.
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