A 10-inch version of the Wikipad gaming tablet was supposed to debut last year. This product has been put on hold while its developer brings out a 7-inch version instead.
“We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7″ form factor just seemed right,'” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc. “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”
What will set this apart for the general run of tablets will be a detachable gamepad controller with dual joysticks, a D-pad, and other buttons.
Because the game controls are removable, this device will be useable for other tasks, from watching movies to word processing.
Light but Powerful
The tablet portion will have a 7-inch IPS touchscreen with 1280 x 800 resolution. There is going to be a 2 megapixel front-facing camera.
The Wikipad will debut running Android 4.1 on an Nvida Tegra 3 quad-core processor, with 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and a microSD memory card slot.
Price and Availability
The 10-inch version of this tablet was priced at $500. The 7-inch version, on the other hand, is gong to be half that: $250.
The 7-inch Wikipad is scheduled to launch in the spring. The 10-inch version hasn’t been cancelled, but its release has been pushed back indefinitely.