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Archos GamePad2 visits the FCC, leaves a lot to the imagination

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Archos GamePad2 visits the FCC, leaves a lot to the imagination
Even though the Archos GamePad didn't revolutionize mobile gaming, its maker is almost ready to launch a successor. The Archos GamePad2, as it is called, has been spotted in the FCC's database where a few photos of the device during testing have been published. 

At a glance, the design of this gaming-centric tablet hasn't been altered much. Just like the first model, the Archos GamePad2 comes with physical gaming buttons on its sides, which are clearly meant to be its stand-out feature. There is a large screen positioned in the middle and we doubt it is any bigger than 7 inches in diagonal. Unfortunately, little is known about the tablet's hardware specs as the FCC filing does not reveal such spicy details. All we know is that the GamePad2 features Bluetooth and Wi-Fi. 

Our guess is that the Archos GamePad2 may be announced next month during the IFA expo in Berlin. Presumably, it will be a rather modest, low-priced Android tablet, just like the previous variant, aimed at mobile gamers on a budget. 

source: FCC via Unwired View

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posted on 13 Aug 2013, 05:26

1. twens (Posts: 1064; Member since: 25 Feb 2012)

Why would I buy this when xperia zu, note 3 n 2 all have big enough screens?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 05:30 3

2. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Cause this has built in controller......thats why. :-)

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 05:54

3. Kevinphantom (Posts: 82; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)

So why not use ps3 controler and stick it to note 3 instead buying this crap .note 3 will be a revolutionary phone and its gpu is revolutionary better 9 times than note 2s gpu thats alsom for gaming

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 07:53

4. dexter_jdr (Posts: 1163; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)

revolutionary =/= evolutionary

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 08:03 1

5. CX3NT3_713 (Posts: 2287; Member since: 18 Apr 2011)

Lol note 3... & why would u wanna ,carry a ps3 controller around?

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 13:23 1

7. daddysbeenabadgirl (Posts: 157; Member since: 26 Jul 2012)

They dont get it bro.

Anywho...I had this and it had many issues from battery life to ergonomic issues, I sold it and bought a JXD S7300 which was a cheaper version china tab. IT SMOKED THE ARCHOS. Love my JXD.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 16:06

8. ardent1 (Posts: 2000; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)

It's a personal choice. I carry an external mouse to use with my laptop. I understand the laptop has a built-in mouse, but I am more productive with the external mouse.

If it was up to me, I rather carry a PS3 controller to have a more hard-core gaming experience. Built-in devices tend have too many compromises, which IMHO defeats the gaming experience.

posted on 13 Aug 2013, 10:51

6. doubler86 (Posts: 320; Member since: 26 Jan 2011)

The first one did a great job at being to map the controller buttons without needing to root for ANY game. But the graphics, processors, built in storage, and quality of the joysticks needed improvement. Here's to hoping

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