WikiPad gaming tablet specs revealed

Wikipad is a company making a tablet that will double as a gaming console. It will ship with a wireless controller for traditional gaming, and we now have an idea of what to expect for specs.

VentureBeat was told in an interview that the device would feature a 10.1 inch IPS display with 1280×800 resolution, NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM,  at least 16GB of storage (this number could change by the time it ships), an 8 megapixel rear camera, a 2 megapixel front camera, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and more.

There’s a possibility that later revisions of the WikiPad could get 3D displays but there are no certain plans just yet. While any of these powerful devices rival OUYA when it comes to power, the aforementioned company’s gaming console attracts attention due to its low price of $99.

It’s noble to think of this as a tablet and a gaming console all in one, but the truth of the matter is I could pretty much call any modern Android phone a gaming console and dismiss the advantages of OUYA.

But the WikiPad gaming console with its wide detachable controller (something that doesn’t look bad, I should say) gives this one a unique angle that I’m sure many will consider once it’s up for sale. The only problem is we don’t have a solid date just yet, but the device should make its way to the market by the end of the year for an undisclosed price. [via VentureBeat]

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  • Siddharth Motwani

    meh

  • http://twitter.com/anas Anas Qtiesh

    Eyesore if I’ve ever seen one.

  • Josh Flowers

    looks like they ripped apart a Sega GameGear & stuck in a Galaxy Note

  • youareme7

    It would be awesome if they just made that detachable “controller” work on a nexus 7. I’d totally buy that. Playing with a sixaxis is great and all but it would be even nicer to be holding the tablet at the same time.

  • pr0xidian

    Please alert us on phandroid when it launches. I’ll totally buy one. Its perfect for emulators.

  • vitriolix

    Why that isn’t just a controller for the N7 is beyond me

  • NIGHTSCOUT

    call me old school but Tablet gaming will never replace PC gaming for me.

    • Del373

      I’m in the same boat as you. At present there isn’t anything that trumps traditional PC gaming due to the mod communities, the versatility of the platform, and the performance per dollar is unmatched.

      And I don’t know why, but there’s just something about a mouse and keyboard that just feels perfect for gaming…I don’t know why.

  • http://www.facebook.com/richard.gilboy Richard Gilboy

    What a monstrosity.

  • juan

    Fkn nvidia…….

  • http://twitter.com/ajac09 Anthony Evans

    whoa hold on a second.. 99 dollars?!!?

    • No_Nickname90

      That’s exactly what I’m saying. This mofo is $99? Or is the controller $99? Somebody needs to do some clarifying.

    • shonangreg

      Unless I am mistaken, the Ouya is the only thing said to be $99. It is a totally different product.

  • jbo1018

    By the time these gaming contraptions get releases the Tegra 3 is going to be totally obsolete. It already blows as it is.

  • http://twitter.com/SpamStream lolwut

    Did they throw the word “Wiki” on there just because they think it’s a cool marketing buzzword or does the tablet run MediaWiki?

    • http://www.krupa.me.uk/ Gerard Krupa

      Wiki-wiki means ‘quick’ in Hawaiian. The Wikipedia foundation didn’t invent the word.

      • http://twitter.com/SpamStream lolwut

        Lol pwned

  • GaySkull

    Somebody make an adjustable controller cradle so it can be used for any Android tablet.

    • shonangreg

      Either that, using Bluetooth or NFC, perhaps with a USB option, or one could just make gaming cradles to fit particular tablets.

      I’m afraid wiki pad is trying to reinvent the wheel here. Any tablet they make is going to be only marginally better than existing tablets. In addition to fighting the “good enough” principle that will have people choosing the cheaper, more familiar options, wikipad is going to have to dissuade consumers from choosing an ASUS or Acer, makers who have demonstrated their hardware quality, commitment to producing quality, and their track record on bringing out android version updates. Given the choice of buying a $75 gaming cradle to go with my existing Nexus 7 or Acer A110, or spending $300 or more for an new product from an untested company, the choice becomes obvious.