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Tech Industry: Vizio phone
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At CES 2011, Natali Morris takes a First Look at the Vizio phone.

-Hi! I'm Natali Morris for CNET. Welcome to CES 2011. We are taking a first look at the Vizio Via Phone. Now, this is an Android phone and it's the first entrant into the mobile space by Vizio which you normally think of for TVs. It's running a pretty standard version of Android except they have their own Vizio skin on it. Now, the reason that Vizio wants to get into the mobile space is because they want your phone to work with your tablet, which will also work with your TVs. So they are announcing new TVs and new tablets that will work with this phone. A couple of cool things about this phone is, it's got this IR blaster in the front here, so this phone will essentially be able to be a universal remote control because they are also releasing an app that will control not only your tablet but your TV and 90% of the other consumer electronics on the market. We don't have a price. We don't have a release date, and we don't have a carrier for this phone yet but I'm told. We'll find that out in the summer of 2011 which is when it comes out, so you can't get too excited about this phone just yet. You have to just do with this first look, and then, we'll wait for all that information. I'm Natali Morris for CNET and you're taking a first look at the Vizio Via Phone on our coverage at CES 2011.

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