The lights are on
Wikipad, Inc. announced today that its Wikipad gaming tablet will launch in the U.S. on June 11th. It will initially be available through Walmart, Best Buy and TigerDirect.com for $249. A UK and worldwide launch is planned for later this summer.
The Wikipad, which was originally slated for release last fall, offers a 7” touch screen, 16 GB of storage, micro SD and USB slots, accelerometer, and gyroscope. It also comes with a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, true widescreen HD, and HDMI out capabilities.
The Wikipad tablet runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and comes with a removable game controller. Users will have access to games from the Google Play, PlayStation Mobile, and NVIDIA’s TegraZone libraries. The price is $100 less than another game-focused Android portable, The Nvidia Shield, slated to launch later this year, though there are some key technical differences.
The Wikipad has a Tegra 3 processor. The Shield has a Tegra 4. The Wikipad's display is seven inches compared to the Shield's five. Both come with 16 GB of internal flash memory and are expandable via Micro SD, and both support Jelly Bean. The tradeoff seems to be size versus processor power.
Are you interested in a game-oriented Android device? If so, which seems better to you, the Wikipad or the Shield?
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Interesting, but I just dropped 200 bucks on a computer monitor an hour ago and already have a tegra 3 tablet. No money for this...
Is this a joke...
Um...why? Sounds like a waste. If I'm wrong (which I usually am if you ask my wife) then I hope it does well. However, I won't be one of those to buy it.
I'd like to question why this even exists ....but I know better
it's almost lie the ouya was dead on arrival. thank you everyone who donated to it.
Who would spend $250 on an android handheld that only play mobile games? Granted, I don't know that much about this, but it seems like a waste of money. A 3DS or Vita would be better if you wanted a handheld for gaming.
Looks like a Wii U Gamepad, except it's not comfortable and the D-Pad sucks.
I bet Nvidia's starting to sweat right about now, they just got hugely undermined in a very niche market.