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GameStop unveils three tablets tailored with gamers in mind

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GameStop unveils three tablets tailored with gamers in mind
It may come as no surprise as we heard about the possibility of this happening, but GameStop is now officially cashing in on the tablet craze. The retailer of anything video game-related has announced that it will start selling three Android tablets outfitted with gamers in mind.

The 7-inch Acer Iconia Tab A100 ($329), the 10.1-inch Asus Eee Pad Transformer ($399) and the Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1 ($499) will land in select GameStop outlets tomorrow, as well as on the retailer's online store. All of these devices are powered by NVIDIA's dual-core Tegra 2 chip clocked at 1GHz, so they should pack enough processing punch to handle all of the hottest titles out there.

In order to make the experience complete, there will be six games bundled with the slates – Dead Space, Monster Madness, Sonic CD, Cordy, Riptide GP, and Re-Load, while an optional Bluetooth controller equipped with a rechargeable battery will set you back $39. Besides, all tablets will come with the Kongregate Arcade Android app, which offers about 500 free games, along with access to an online gaming community where players can challenge each other and discuss their favorite titles.

Anyone thinking about getting one of these tablets and spending a fair amount of their time laying waste to zombies or burning rubber on the virtual track? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments below.

source: CNET

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posted on 03 Nov 2011, 11:17 1

1. andro. (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Sep 2011)

Great to see the Tablets getting proper recognition. If they were to stock the ipad,gamestop would be put under enormous financial contracts from Apple no doubt as seen with network carriers contracts with apple

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 21:37 1

5. Lucas777 (Posts: 2137; Member since: 06 Jan 2011)

and they would also make loads of money as seen by att…

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 11:30 2

2. The_Miz (Posts: 1496; Member since: 06 Apr 2011)

People complain about Apple having enormous contracts with the carriers, but when you look at it in the long run, that's a good plan. It means Apple can dictate the terms and not the carriers. When the carriers have free reign over smartphones, well look at what happens to Android phones like Verizon and Bing. Verizon and bloatware. Verizon and everything else.

I'm glad Apple is refusing to allow them to tamper with their products. If Google would only do the same.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 12:17

3. superguy (Posts: 309; Member since: 15 Jul 2011)

"If Google would only do the same."

It's called the Nexus line.

Apple gives a one size fits all experience. It's consistent but it doesn't always meet everyone's needs. The beauty of Android is that there is choice out there. High end, low end, modified UI's ... you can get what you want.

Carrier crap has been on phones for years, and way before smartphones even existed. It's not hard to get rid of if you're willing to tinker a little. That's always been the case.

Apple has a large jailbreaking community as well, so clearly the one size fits all approach doesn't appeal to everyone there.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:44

6. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Exactly. The Nexus line are fully stocked android. No Custom skins, no bloatware, no bing, just FULLY stocked Android. The Nexus is becoming more and more popular and the Galaxy Nexus will start things for android with a huge bang.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 00:30 1

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

People forget, before Apple came into the wireless scene, the carriers dictated what they wanted and the customers were the losers.

After Apple (that managed to turn the tables on the carriers), the carriers now want their customers to be happy.

Thanks to Apple, it's the customers who win in the end.

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 13:01

4. ledbetterp3 (Posts: 467; Member since: 31 Aug 2011)

Maybe they should offer the sony-ericcson xperia play, definitely video game related...

posted on 03 Nov 2011, 22:45

7. RORYREVOLUTION (Posts: 3117; Member since: 12 Jan 2010)

Agreed and possibly put games like Dead Space in it.

posted on 04 Nov 2011, 00:33

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

They won't sell. The prices are too high.

What will sell is the BlackBerry 7" tablet for $299.

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