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Cheapest Honeycomb Tablet? Vizio 8 inch for $349.99! *UPDATE

Written by Randy Harz. Posted in Android, Deals, Featured, News

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Published on July 11, 2011 with 2 Comments

UPDATE: Unfortunately the Vizio Tablet will not like expected, ship with Honeycomb 3.x but rather with Android 2.3 Gingerbread. The company said it thinks Android 3.x is not stable yet, so it went for Gingerbread 2.3 with VTAB1008.

On the look out for a cheap honeycomb tablet? We’ve got a nice deal here from Amazon, where you can pre-order the new Vizio Honeycomb tablet for $350, which is a very reasonable price for such an appealing slate. The device will be shipping July 18th. Vizio itself sell it’s product for $399.99. They do give you a extra 16GB microSD card and a folio case that protects the device and props it up on the tablet. The Vizio Tablet comes with a 8 inch display supporting 1024 x 768 pixel resolution with a capacitive screen. See full specs below…WiFi and dual cameras are also featured and such as the unique ability to be used as a remote control, thanks to an IR emitter. A HDMI port with 1080p video support is also a pretty big advantage on Vizio’s new tablet. See full specs of the Vizio 8 inch Tablet (VTAB1008) below:

Display: 8-inch LED-backlit LCD with multi-touch capabilities plus ambient light sensor and accelerometer (1024 x 768 pixels, native HD 720p)
Camera: Front-facing VGA camera (30 fps)
Audio: 3 speakers; SRS TruMedia enhancement
Wireless connectivity: Wireless-N Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n), Bluetooth
Platform: V.I.A. Plus interface on Android 2.3 operating system
Pre-loaded apps: Android Marketplace, Maps, YouTube, Gmail, IM
Adobe Flash support: Yes
Processor: 1 GHz
Memory (RAM): 512 MB
Internal storage: 4 GB (2 GB user accessible)
External storage: microSD memory cards up to 32 GB
Ports: 1 HDMI (v1.4); 1 micro USB; 1 headphone jack
Battery life: Up to 10 hours
Dimensions: 6.6 x 8.1 x 0.48 inches (WxHxD)
Weight: 1.2 pounds

Source: Android Community – Amazon | update source: zimbio

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  • Birdsarecool

    Does anyone here know that Honeycomb is not Android 2.3. Honeycomb is 3.0. Therefore this is not officially a Honeycomb Tablet unless/until Vizio decides to give it a 3.0 upgrade. It ships with 2.3 Gingerbread.

  • Tablet-News.Net

    Thanks for stopping by! The article was written when the device was expected to run honeycomb out of the box. (see Source or ) Apparently it will not. You’re right it will be shipped with Gingerbread 2.3 for now as also listed in description. But to make that clearer to everyone I will put an update info up top. Thanks!
    Since the Vizio Tablet is just up for pre-ordering by now, chances of an Honeycomb 3.x update short after the tablet will released are actually pretty good.