We’re rather intrigued by the concept of the Wikipad gaming tablet which combines an Android tablet with console controls to create “the tablet made for games.”
Packing dual-analogue stick controllers, D-Pad and X, Y, B, A buttons, the Wikipad is claimed to be , the “evolution of gaming and tablets” and runs on the Android Jelly Bean platform.
Powered by a snappy Nvidia Tegra 3 chipset, the Wikipad’s 7-inch IPS screen runs at 1280×800 pixels resolution, with the device coming with 16GB of internal storage and a microSD slot.
There’s also a 2MP front facing camera for video chats and built-in GPS, Gyroscope, Compass, and 3-Axis Accelerometer.
The Wikipad comes bundled with games like MadFingers’s Dead Trigger, Distinctive Games Hockey Nations Tournament and MadFinger’s great new multi-player ShadowGun: Dead Zone, and there’s access to games from the PlayStation Mobile and Nvidia Tegra Zone stores, as well as from Google Play.
Set to be released in the spring in territories across the globe, including the UK and US, the Wikipad will retail for $249/£158.
NVIDIA® Tegra® mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 5th battery-saver core
High-performance 12-core NVIDIA GPU
Operating SystemAndroid 4.1 (Jelly Bean)Display7″ (diagonal) IPS (1280×800) 16:10 ratio wide-view panelCapacitive multi-touch screen (supports 5-point gesture)Scratch-resistant military-grade screenWirelessDual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
Bluetooth 4.0®StorageInternal Memory: 1GB DDR3
Flash Memory: 16GB
Micro SD Slot: supports up to 32GBCameraFront: 2-megapixelSensors3-axis Accelerometer
GPS (including GLONASS)Input / Output3.5mm stereo headphone and mic minijack
Built-in stereo speakers (2)
Micro USB data and power
Micro-HDMI outputBattery / PowerBuilt-in 4100mAh watt-hour rechargable lithium-polymer batteryUniversal AC adapter (5V, 2A)User InterfaceVolume up/down buttonsPower buttonCharging indicator LED
Size / WeightTablet and Controller:
Width: 11.26 inches (286.0 mm)
Height: 5.71 inches (145.0 mm)
Depth: 2.57 inches (65.3 mm)
Weight: 1.23 pounds (760 g)Tablet only:
Width: 7.70 inches (195.6 mm)
Height: 4.95 inches (125.7 mm)
Depth: 0.42 inch (10.6 mm)