$250 gamepad-equipped tablet launching this spring

7-inch Android-powered Wikipad tablet coming to "leading retailers" later this year; delay due to "flaw" discovered in pilot production run.


The gamepad-equipped, Android-powered Wikipad tablet will launch this spring, developers announced today. The 7-inch version will be available at "leading retailers" later this year for $250, while the 10-inch version is still in development, but not the company's focus at present.

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The Wikipad was originally targeted to launch at GameStop on Halloween, but was later pushed back. Explaining the delay, the company said it discovered a "flaw" during the pilot production run. This mistake was not one of the design team or its manufacturing partners, the company said.

"We needed the additional time to improve the controller based on those discoveries," the company said. "During the delay, and after carefully listening to people who voiced their opinions regarding our initial price point, we decided to alter our product roadmap and make the 7" tablet at $249."

The Wikipad tablet features an attachable dual-analog controller and a 7-inch IPS screen. The device comes with 16GB of memory with a micro SD slot to support an additional 32GB of storage. The Wikipad table boasts an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core processor and is "optimized for cloud-gaming."

The Wikipad will support games downloadable through PlayStation Mobile, Nvidia's Tegra Zone, Google Play, OnLive, and other forthcoming platforms.

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