Jul 30th, 2012

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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