WikiPad 7-inch gaming tablet set to launch June 11 for $249
The gaming-centric tablet that has been delayed countless times is finally set to launch in the US this month. For the price of $249 the tablet will include a attachable physical controller, ready to be used for all your gaming needs. Wal-Mart.com, BestBuy.com and TigerDirect are the first US partners to be announced, all 3 are set to carry the device. International launch plans will be discussed at this years E3 conference.
The specs of the WikiPad, very much resemble that of the very popular ASUS-made Google Nexus 7. The tablet features a 7 inch panel with a resolution of 1280×800. A somewhat outdated SoC (with the Tegra 4 right around the corner) NVIDA Tegra 3, 16GB of internal storage. Unlike the Nexus 7 this tablets storage can be expanded via the use of an external MicroSD slot however. The Android 4.1, a bit older than the latest version 4.2.2 found on some recent devices, Nexus devices in particular. The tablet is PlayStation certified, allowing you to download PS-certified games from Sony’s library of titles. And of course you will have access to optimized games for the Tegra platform via the Tegra Zone.
Is a gaming-centric tablet really needed though, with the likes of bluetooth gaming controllers, and products such as TheGameKlip which pairs great with a Nexus 7. But I still wish them luck,and the WikiPad seems to be a decent offering.