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Surprisingly, new tablet from Vizio is one of the most intriguing at CES

Under the radar, Vizio, the maker of cheap HDTVs, has come up with an Android tablet that’s worth considering.

The Vizio Via Plus tablet, expected to be available this summer,  is designed to be a bridge between other devices, like your TV and phone.

Vizio is also introducing its first phone.

Best of all, even though a price hasn’t been set yet, Vizio says it’ll be inexpensive. Vizio’s Matt McRae joked that it’ll be so cheap that “you should be able to have two or three of them around the house.”

CNET has a nice report on it: