Hands-on with the $499 Wikipad gaming tablet

By on September 27, 2012 at 1:25 PM.

Hands-on with the $499 Wikipad gaming tablet

Wikipad Hands-on

There’s a general stigma that tablets can’t and will never do “hardcore” gaming justice because they just don’t have actual buttons, analog sticks and shoulder triggers. As standalone slates, tablet’s will probably never fit the needs of a gamer, but Wikipad wants to change that. It’s a standalone Android tablet and it’s also an oversized gaming handheld. BGR sat down with James Bower, CEO of Wikipad, to gauge the device’s potential and see how well it works.

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Wikipad gaming tablet arrives at GameStop on October 31st for $499

By on September 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM.

Wikipad gaming tablet arrives at GameStop on October 31st for $499

Wikipad Tablet Release Date

People who enjoy gaming on tablets but hate not having any analog sticks or physical buttons are in for a treat. GameStop (GME) announced on Friday its plans to release the Wikipad, a tablet that comes with an “attachable console-quality gamepad controller.” The Wikipad will be sold at GameStop starting on October 31st for $499 and comes with a 10.1-inch IPS display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, expandable memory card slot and support for games though Sony’s (SNE) PlayStation Mobile platform as well as games streamed through Gaikai. Wikipad’s included controller attachment adds two analog sticks, a D-pad, four front action buttons, and a both shoulder buttons and triggers to simulate console gaming. The full Wikipad press release follows below. More →

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Wikipad gaming tablet gets unmasked

By on July 31, 2012 at 7:35 PM.

Wikipad gaming tablet gets unmasked

Wikipad Gaming Tablet Specs Revealed

VentureBeat has a scoop on the Wikipad, the new tablet being developed by a company of the same name that also doubles as a video game controller. According to the report, the gaming tablet will have a 10.1-inch display with a resolution of 1,280 x 800 pixels, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, an NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 1.4GHz quad-core processor, 16GB of internal storage and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera. But what makes the tablet truly cool is the gaming dock it will ship with, that transforms the tablet into an oversized Xbox-style controller. More →

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