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Vizio VIA Phone (photos)

Take a closer look at Vizio's VIA Phone, an Android smartphone with an integrated IR blaster that allows it to act as a universal remote.

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Vizio phone

The Vizio VIA Phone is an Android phone with a 4-inch touch screen due out in the summer of 2011. The price has yet to be announced.
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Back of phone

The back of the Vizio VIA Phone includes a 5-megapixel camera (no flash) and a pair of integrated speakers.
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Back of VIA

Here's another shot of the back of the Vizio phone, in its entirety.
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Right side of phone

The right side of the Vizio phone includes a volume rocker and mute switch.
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Top of phone

The top of the Vizio phone offers a headphone jack, power button/screen lock, and a hidden feature: an IR blaster. Coupled with Vizio's own remote control software, the IR blaster can be used to control up to 95 percent of IR-controlled consumer A/V equipment.
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Bottom of phone

The bottom of the VIA Phone includes a USB sync port and mini HDMI port, which can output video at up to 1080p.

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