Wikipad unveils gaming tablet specs

Wikipad unveils gaming tablet specs
Mobile gamers may remember back at CES a company called Wikipad announced it would be releasing a tablet with the same name in Spring 2012. Well, spring has sprung and we really haven’t heard anything about this slate – until now.

In an exclusive interview with VentureBeat, Wikipad has detailed the specs of this upcoming tablet. First, while the one that we caught a glimpse of at CES was 7-inches, the Wikipad will now sport a 10.1-inch IPS display with a 16:10 1280 x 800 resolution. It will be slightly thicker than an iPad2 at 8.6mm thick, but will clock in about 40 grams lighter.

Other specs of this upcoming gaming slab include a NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 1 GB of RAM, at least 16GB of internal storage, a battery that can support 6 hours of continuous gaming and eight hours of video playback, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, 2-megapixel front facing camera and a controller add-on.

The controller add-on is a unique snap-on part that is reminiscent of an Xbox controller. In order to bring more intuitive and familiar controls to the mobile gaming experience the Wikipad controller will feature 2 sets of triggers, bumpers, an analog stick, four face buttons, and, of course, a start and select button. The design of the controller allows it to cover the rear speakers and redirect the audio out the front via acoustic tubes for better sound.

The company said that it will not ship with the 3D display it initially showed off at CES, but that may be a possibility in the future. Wikipad President James Bower didn’t specify an exact release date but said we can expect to see it available toward the end of this year.

Will the Wikipad have what it takes to go against industry titans such as the iPad, Nexus 7 or the ASUS Transformer Pad Infinity? Ultimately we think pricing and holiday timing will have a large factor in determining that, so we will have to wait and see when the actual launch occurs and how much Wikipad expects to net for one of these.

source: VentureBeat



6. fraydoe

Posts: 57; Member since: Dec 27, 2011

now if devs would somehow take a break making apps for apple and share the love with google....

5. kamil

Posts: 118; Member since: Feb 07, 2012

the OS running on this tablet grabbed my attention

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Sounds cool if the price is right. I'm content with my nexus 7 for now.

3. pikapowerize

Posts: 1869; Member since: May 03, 2012

looks good! especially the android 4.1!!! i hope it will be price right!

2. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I think this will be pretty great, as long as developer support hits this quick, I can see this eating away at marketshare of dedicated handhelds like Vita and 3DS pretty quickly. Too bad about no 3D display, it was one of the differentiators with this device, but its still pretty awesome without it.

7. Phullofphil

Posts: 1846; Member since: Feb 10, 2009

i dont think the game titles will be the quility or quanity at that quility that the 3ds and the viti can offer. There is no way this will compete with those. i think if anything its going to capture a different audiance and if anything wont do anything threatning to any competitor unless its atliest $250 or less and $300 with the game controler. It also cant count on the play store games they are not designed for a tablet with a snap on controler. anyways i am to tired to finish but i would rather spend 800 dollars or more for a windows 8 tablet that can finally put a good quility tablet that has a full computer expeirence. I know there are other windows tablets But this is going to the best of bothe worlds having access to the app store and being able to do reall computer stuff like oh i dont knew root my phones and sync to my other phones or what not. Be able to play apstore games and reall computer games

1. Yummy

Posts: 118; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

That seems awesome!

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