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Wikipad gaming tablet release date set for June 11th

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It’s been a long time since we heard about the Wikipad. It was supposed to launch as a Gamestop exclusive a while back, but that launch date came and went, and the release date was delayed indefinitely. We were told the tablet was still in the works, but no one was willing to give any sort of info on why it was delayed and how close we were to seeing it launched.

Well, all of that has changed as the folks at Wikipad have announced the release date for the controller-enabled Android gaming tablet. You will be able to buy one June 11th — coincidentally, the same day E3 kicks off — for $250. It’s a 7-inch slate which, when docked, is flanked by buttons and d-pads galore. Wal-mart.com, Bestbuy.com and TigerDirect will be the initial retailers here in the US, and pricing and release date information for other regions will be announced at a later date.

The Wikipad comes with NVIDIA’s quad-core Tegra 3 chipset, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage with a microSD card slot for up to 32GB of additional storage, a 2 megapixel front-facing camera, HDMI-out, GPS, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi N, and more. It’s no SHIELD, but for $250 and a 7-inch display it certainly does give us reason to turn our heads.

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The Wikipad has Google Play Store access, support from Sony’s PlayStation Mobile initiative, as well as access to TegraZone-optimized games, meaning you’re covered from nearly every facet of the gaming triangle currently supported on Android. Give it some real thought, and find more information at Wikipad’s site to see if this device is something you’d want to commit to for your portable gaming needs.

Continue reading on the Wikipad forums, see the specs, or find news and reviews.




  • GnarDog

    cant wait

  • blest

    Looks like a huge GameGear

    • GnarDog

      it looks addicting.

  • scoter man1

    A Tegra 3 and 1GB of ram makes it sort of irrelevant now.

  • Manbo

    Kind of reminds me of Sega Game Gear. :)

  • Dan

    Looks pretty cool, but specs seem a bit dated

  • guitarist5122

    Nice! No word on whether it’ll come with ICS or JB? ICS would be a huge let down.

    • SAberdroid610

      Per their site, “Wikipad comes pre-loaded with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the world’s leading mobile operating system.”

      http://www.wikipad.com/Tablet/Work

    • GnarDog

      ics would ruine the experince. hopefully they know that

  • toomuchgame441

    My HTC Hero is way better for gaming with its huge 3.2 inch screen

    • enomele

      yep. and that old ass chip fucking flies.

  • Joshua Hill

    Tegra 3 is still useable but it doesn’t have the graphics horsepower for a predominately gaming inspired device.

  • TadeoNYC

    I would definitely need to try it before I bought it. It doesn’t look very ergonomic for large hands.