VIZIO's 8-inch Android Tablet in Some Stores Now, $299.99

Los Angeles Times
August 9, 2011
By Nathan Olivarez-Giles

Vizio, based in Irvine, is hoping to do with tablets what its done with TVs -- become a market leader by selling millions of lower-priced units with higher-end features.

But, in typical Vizio fashion, the company is taking an unorthodox approach to just about everything, including the release of the $299.99 Vizio Tablet.

For example, there's no solid release date. Some stores already have the tablet, others have yet to get them.

But the tablets should be available in just about all Sam's Club, Wal-Mart and Costco stores by the end of the week, said Jim Noyd, a Vizio spokesman. is selling the lower-price tablet as well.

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