Wikipad Launches 7-Inch Game Tablet

  • Will cost US$249
  • 1280 x 800 IPS display
  • 16GB of internal storage

Wikipad announced that its gaming tablet will finally launch this spring, though in a much smaller form factor than originally advertised.

  • Will cost US$249
  • 1280 x 800 IPS display
  • 16GB of internal storage

Wikipad announced that its gaming tablet will finally launch this spring, though in a much smaller form factor than originally advertised. Originally slated to launch a 10.1-inch tablet late last year, the company has instead opted to release the cut-down 7-inch version.

The internal hardware remains the same – we're still looking at a 1280 x 800 IPS display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. There's also 16GB of internal storage, a microSD card slot supporting up to 32GB, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Interestingly enough, Wikipad packaged in a controller enclosure, essentially turning the tablet into a traditional handheld gaming system. The controller features a standard dual-analog stick setup, along with a D-pad and four face buttons labeled A, B, X, and Y.

Wikipad will have both PlayStation Mobile and OnLive support to make use of its controller, along with the Google Play store for both supported games and apps that use the regular tablet touch interface.

The larger version was bogged down by technical and manufacturing issues, but the firm does plan to launch it by the end of the year with updated specs. No news

The size is not the only thing smaller about the 7-inch Wikipad, which will launch for US$249 this spring. No news yet on a specific launch date or regional availability.

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