Los Angeles – Wikipad, Inc. today announced its 7-inch Wikipad tablet will be available on June 11, 2013, at a retail price of $249 in the US, with an UK and global launch planned for this summer.
Thanks to its award-winning and patented interchangeable game controller, Wikipad redefines the mobile tablet experience bringing together the console quality experience with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet. (See the March/April 2013 issue of CGW for more on this and other new gaming devices.)
"The launch of the Wikipad 7 tablet signals a transformative turning point in the direction of the mobile gaming industry. Wikipad's tablet combines the latest range of features found in a premium Android tablet together with the unrivaled console video game experience only available with a gamepad," said Matthew Joynes, Chairman of Wikipad Inc.
"There is no other mobile device on the market that possesses Wikipad's unique functionality and versatility - at an entry-level price point," said Fraser Townley, President of Sales at Wikipad Inc.
The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess both the unique combination of a console-quality gaming experience with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its detachable dual-analog controller. Wikipad offers a multi-capacitive 7-inch touch screen, 16GB memory with an additional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB of storage, together with micro USB, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. The tablets ultra-light and thin chassis is powered by the Nvidia Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor that's optimized for cloud gaming with a 12 core Nvidia GPU. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, a 2-mega-pixel front facing camera the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display and HDMI out.
Consumers will have instant access to entertainment and videogame content of over 700,000 apps from Google Play from Google Mobile Services, PlayStation Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and TegraZone - NVIDIA's free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad's sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile tablet for surﬁng the web, emailing, enjoying all the latest ﬁlms, books, magazines and music, conversing via Skype or experiencing the latest apps at home or on the go.