Coming from the brink of extinction is news of the return of the WikiPad. If you were keeping an eye on it last year, it was being touted as the perfect gaming tablet. There was a 10″ model set to release in late Fall 2012 for $499.99. The release date came and went and nothing was heard about WikiPad.
Unfortunately there was a flaw in the initial production so bad they had to take it back to the drawing board and redo some things. During that timeframe they did listen to their eager supporters of the platform and others and seen that a 7″ model maybe the best fit for them. The 10″ model will still be released at a later date.
The 7″ model will be built with a NVIDIA quad-core processor, 16GBs of storage with microSD capability up to 32GB. A IPS display, 2MP Front camera, Dual Band WiFi N, Bluetooth 4.0, various sensors and will be running Android’s Jelly Bean OS.
A 7″ size looks to be a good fit and releasing it at a price point of $249.99 should put it in the realm of tablets such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 and Nexus 7 tablet pricing.
It does still look to have a backing from the gaming providers and I can imagine mobile gamers are going to flock to it as mobile gaming as been on the rise as of late(I myself have been addicted to some).
Keep an eye out on a Spring 2013 release of the WikiPad and if you want to read more about it can check the presser below.
LOS ANGELES, CA – February 7, 2013 — Wikipad Inc. today announced that its 7” Wikipad tablet will be available from leading retailers in spring 2013 at a launch price of $249. Wikipad combines the unrivaled gaming experience of a console with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet, thanks to its unique attachable game controller.
“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.”
The 7” Wikipad possesses the same powerful product specs as the previously shown and forthcoming 10” version in a form factor that is even more portable and at a price point that is even more accessible to gamers everywhere. In addition to the new compact form factor, refinements have been made to the dual-analog stick controller to ensure lightning-fast response times and the best gaming experience possible.
Wikipad also announced the relaunch of its website that now includes a comprehensive support page that has dynamic links to social networks and technical forums.
Wikipad – Built for Gaming
The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess the unique combination of truly immersive video game experiences found in consoles with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its award-winning attachable dual-analog controller.
It offers a premium 7″ IPS screen, 16 GB memory with micro SD slot to support an additional 32 GB of storage, ultra-light and thin chassis, is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor and it is optimized for cloud gaming. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display.
Consumers will have access to entertainment and video game content from partners and services including PlayStation®Mobile, Big Fish Games®, TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor – Google Play™, OnLive and many others. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile device whether you are surfing the web, reading emails or enjoying films, music and apps at home or on the go.
For a full list of product specs, video games that take full advantage of the Wikipad’s dual-analog stick controller and a community support page, please visit: http://www.wikipad.com/