Hisense and Walmart jointly announced on May 23rd (local New York time) that the Sero 7 series tablets, preinstalled with a package of applications including VUDU and walmart.com, will be immediately available in over 3,300 Walmart stores across the U.S.
Since its expansion into the global e-commerce market in 2000, Walmart has acquired several internet companies in a move to expand its online presence.
In addition to the significant investment to acquire Kosmix in 2011 and forming @WalmartLabs, which focuses on internet strategies, Walmart has acquired several social mobile technology firms including Tasty Labs and OneOps as part of its plans to further enhance its e-commerce technologies and its presence on the web.
While Walmart aims to be number one in the mobile desktop sector, Hisense aims to enrich its current assortment of electronic products. The cooperation with Walmart will accelerate the sales pace of Hisense’s smart TVs both online and offline.