Wikipad announces $249 7-inch gaming tablet for release this spring

Wikipad has a new 7-inch slate headed for release this spring. Priced at $249, the tablet continues the Wikipad tradition of combining “the unrivaled gaming experience of a console with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet.”

You may recall Wikipad’s initial 10-inch offering, which has yet to see the light of day after it was delayed indefinitely from it’s October release. Wikipad says that slate is still forthcoming. Meanwhile, the 7-inch version will feature the same specs and features, including an attachable game controller. The tablet is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, sports an IPS display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, 16GB of internal storage expandable via microSD, and runs Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

Wikipad’s President of Sales Fraser Townley says, “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.” We’ll be happy to see Wikipad deliver anything. The events surrounding the delay of the original Wikipad are hazy, and had many tossing around the vaporware tag. While there is still no word on when we will get our hands on the 10-inch model, if things work out we’ll be seeing its little brother on shelves in a matter of months.

WIKIPAD BRINGS 7” TABLET TO MARKET

LOS ANGELES, CA – February 7, 2013 — Wikipad Inc. today announced that its 7” Wikipad tablet will be available from leading retailers in spring 2013 at a launch price of $249. Wikipad combines the unrivaled gaming experience of a console with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet, thanks to its unique attachable game controller.

“We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7” form factor just seemed right,’” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc. “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”

The 7” Wikipad possesses the same powerful product specs as the previously shown and forthcoming 10” version in a form factor that is even more portable and at a price point that is even more accessible to gamers everywhere. In addition to the new compact form factor, refinements have been made to the dual-analog stick controller to ensure lightning-fast response times and the best gaming experience possible.

Wikipad also announced the relaunch of its website that now includes a comprehensive support page that has dynamic links to social networks and technical forums.

Wikipad – Built for Gaming
The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess the unique combination of truly immersive video game experiences found in consoles with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its award winning attachable dual-analog controller. It offers a premium 7″ IPS screen, 16 GB memory with micro SD slot to support an additional 32 GB of storage, ultra-light and thin chassis, is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor and it is optimized for cloud gaming. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display.

Consumers will have access to entertainment and videogame content from partners and services including PlayStation®Mobile, Big Fish Games®, TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor – Google Play™, OnLive and many others. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile device whether you are surfing the web, reading emails or enjoying films, music and apps at home or on the go.

For a full list of product specs, video games that take full advantage of the Wikipad’s dual-analog stick controller and a community support page, please visit: http://www.wikipad.com/

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  • David Narada Brown

    Thats one ugly gaming tablet! the controls looks uncomfortable. Any tablet or phone that has hdmi or supports mhl is cool to hook up to a hdtv. That is if you have a bluetooth controller.

  • xmichaelx

    Controls at the top – do not want.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=653786823 Neto Lugo

    Vaporware brings forth hideous offspring. Just STAHP. Refund people their money and bury this monstrosity once and for all.

  • mrjoeyloke

    I’m thinking about the Archos game pad actually!

    • ZzBallykingzZ

      Me too!

      • Michael Thompson

        Yeah, that or it’s low-budget cousin the JXD S7300.

  • pr0xidian

    I was one of the few that had a fully paid of pre order of the original. When it was canceled I bought a transformer infinity