The oddly-named Wikipad has had a promising start as it garnered wide support from gamers and the big boys in the industry. But the string of good news seems to be temporarily ending, as the release date of the 10-inch Android gaming tablet, which was supposed to hit GameStop outlets on October 31, has been pushed back by the maker.
With gaming being a major use for tablets, it’s no surprise that we’re seeing more tablets introduced that focus strictly on gaming, like Razer’s Project Fiona. This week, Razer filed documents with the FCC related to Project Fiona, but the handles shown off early on seemed to be curiously absent.
With gaming being one of the main uses of tablets for many users, it’s no surprise that a number of tablets like the Archos GamePad are hitting the market. We’ve heard about it, and now it’s time to see it in action.
The Wikipad gaming tablet has gone up for pre-order at Gamestop and will start shipping on October 31 for $499 – no more quirky-looking, still bizarrely-named (though we’re sure Julian Assange doesn’t have the time to deal with it right now), but parading some strong specs that make it juicier than ever before.
Although it’s already the third gaming console/Android tablet to be unveiled these past months, the GamePad might actually be fortunate enough to undercut its other two competitors and get out the first. The 7-incher might still get more attention than the Ouya and WikiPad, due to a very attractive design and what looks like a more than fair quality-price ratio.
The massive advances in processor, graphics, and display technologies has made gaming on a handheld device a favorite past-time for many. Not only are there hugely popular made-for-mobile games... such as Angry Birds, Draw Something, and Cut the Rope, but we’re now witnessing an increase in classic PC games and far more graphic-intensive games making their way onto our smartphones and tablet...