Vizio to Introduce 9-inch Mobile DTV Receiver in January
IRVINE, CALIF.: TV maker Vizio is
planning to roll out a 9-inch handheld Mobile DTV receiver in January, a
company spokesman said today. The device would be Vizio’s first ATSC-M/H
compliant receiver. LG, Samsung and Dell have the only Mobile DTV receivers
currently in use.
In the meantime, Vizio has introduced a 7-inch TV that does receive regular
ATSC broadcasts. The new
an edge-lit LED LCD
portable is an inch thick and sports 800x480 resolution. Vizio said it’s the
first portable handheld (as opposed to mobile handheld) TV with an LED panel.
It has an integrated, fold-away antenna, touch sensitive controls, a 3.5 hour
battery and it “doubles as an LED picture frame.”
The VMB070 measures 8.2-by-5.75-by-.75
inches, and weights a pound. It is now available at select Walmart stores or at
Vizio.com with an MSRP of $159.99.
-- Deborah D. McAdams