CES: Can Vizio be the mobile phone, inscription player? – ZDNet (blog)

Vizio is reportedly prepping tablets as good as mobile phones to showcase during the Consumer Electronics Show as good as if it adapts the TV playbook it could be utterly disruptive.

According to the Wall Street Journal, Vizio will betray tablets as good as mobile phones. Vizio is most appropriate good known for creation cheap LCD TVs.

The diversion devise for Vizio in the inscription as good as phone marketplace mirrors the TV business. Crack the market, have affordable products as good as have the incumbents sweat.

Vizio is reportedly formulation the 4-inch phone called the Via Phone. A Via Tablet will have an 8-inch screen. Both inclination will run Google’s Android.

I’m rarely doubtful about the chances for Vizio to be the vital phone player. However, Vizio could be dangerous upon the inscription front. After all, the inscription is unequivocally only the not as big screen. Vizio additionally has the placement for tablets by the sell relationships. A Vizio phone has to be distributed by wireless carriers which don’t have an existent attribute with the company.

The set-up here is which Vizio could hint the competition to the bottom upon inscription pricing. Samsung would persperate Vizio’s entrance. Consumers have been expected to cheerâ€"especially if Vizio can broach the decent inscription during $ 199 or so.

Larry Dignan is Editor in Chief of ZDNet as good as SmartPlanet as good as Editorial Director of ZDNet’s sister site TechRepublic.