Wikipad working on a 7", $249 gaming tablet
Android-powered gaming tablets are rare products that manage to ignite our curiosity due to their peculiar form-factors and the ambition of their makers. Both Archos and Wikipad have tried to develop that niche, although we can't really say that their products have turned into smash hits.
The good thing is this isn't stopping them from trying again and again, as Wikipad has now unveiled a new gaming tablet, which is scheduled to launch this spring for $249. This time, the tablet will have a 7-inch screen, instead of a 10" one as with the previous Wikipad. In terms of gaming controls, the Wikipad 7 will offer a standard directional pad and two analog sticks, as well as the other standard controls that you'll need.
The tablet will be powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and will also be equipped with 16GB storage, microSD card slot and more. The OS that will come preinstalled on the Wikipad 7 will, thankfully, be Android Jelly Bean. Hooray!
What do you think about this gaming tablet? In our opinion, it looks cool and will be much more comfortable for gaming than a standard tablet, but we aren't sure if buying such a toy would be a good idea. Of course, you can use it as a normal tablet, but with all the gaming controls this sure will look strange.
source: Wikipad via: IntoMobile
2. TylerGrunter (Posts: 905; Member since: 16 Feb 2012)
Looks good, but the question is if it will be able to fare against the big shots like Project Shield from NVIDIA.
3. PhoenixWright (Posts: 99; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)
Looks like the next version of SEGA's old handheld gaming console: The SEGA Game Gear :D
4. Mxyzptlk (limited) (Posts: 3510; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)
Looks too bulky and clunky. Form factor is key to retain portability.
5. idroidequis (Posts: 103; Member since: 23 Jan 2013)
Why? When I can use my Nexus 7 with a otg and a PS3 controller?
6. sonofzeus (Posts: 95; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
The price tag of the console will become a major deciding factor.if nvidia releases shield in the same price range of $250,then this model would fail for sure