Wikipad gaming tablet hits US June 11, UK and global later this summer

wikipadWhile there’s been plenty said about Nvidia’s Project Shield gaming tablet, it won’t be the only Android gaming option come June 11.

Wikipad has announced it will be launching its new 7-inch gaming-focused model into the US on that day, with UK and global launches expected later in the northern summer.

The new tablet offers a twist on the gaming idea with a removable controller so it doesn’t have to look like a gaming tablet when you’re just want a normal tablet to… tablet with.

Basic specs are a 7-inch panel with 720p (1280×720-pixel) resolution, 16GB of on-board flash, expandable to 32Gb via MicroSD card slot.

It’ll run Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) operating system and is expected to be powered by Nvidia’s older Tegra 3 quad-core Cortex A9 SoC with a custom 16-core GeForce GPU (graphics processing unit) to provide the gaming goodness. There’s also a front-facing 2MP camera available plus HDMI output to play games on a bigger screen.

Apart from Google Play games, the Wikipad will also be PlayStation Mobile-certified.

Wikipad has said the US price on launch will be $249 – there’s no word as yet on global/UK launch dates or pricing at time of publishing.

By way of comparison with Nvidia’s Shield, that device features a locked-in controller but a faster Tegra 4 quad-core CPU based on ARM’s Cortex A15 design and a much higher-performance 72-core GPU. The downside is Shield will cost you an extra $100.


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1 comment for “Wikipad gaming tablet hits US June 11, UK and global later this summer

  1. Jack Haggerty
    June 21, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I just bought the Wikipad from Walmart’s website and I was blown away. This product is great and I can see this company coming out with even better products in the future!

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