Wikipad’s launch gets pushed back, gaming tablet still needs a last-minute refinement

November 1, 2012
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    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.

    Explaining the setback, the Wikipad team said on a statement that the delay is “a last minute opportunity to enhance the Wikipad bundle as well as a minor refinement needed to ensure our first customers are completely satisfied with the Wikipad.”

    Those who have pre-ordered the Wikipad at GameStop shouldn’t worry too much. According to the statement, you’ll get “the refined and upgraded bundles as well as a special bonus gift with the pre-order”.

    The question on everyone’s mind now is when they can expect Wikipad to arrive. Sadly, the answer is one that’s rather vague. The team only said that the new launch date for the quad-core gaming slate will be announced soon.

     

    If you’ve missed all the hoopla about the Wikipad, here are the specs of the tablet:

    • 1.4GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor
    • 10.1-inch IPS display with 1,280 x 800 resolution (16:10 aspect ratio)
    • 10-point multi-touch
    • 1GB RAM
    • 16GB internal storage
    • microSD support (up to 32GB)
    • 8MP rear camera, 2MP front-facing camera
    • WiFi b/g/n
    • HDMI output
    • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

    Lest we forget about the tablet’s detachable controller, which boasts two analog sticks, four face buttons, a directional pad, start/select buttons, and four shoulder buttons. The price for the tablet and controller combo? $499.

    How disappointed are you about the delay?

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    Comments

    • raindog469

      It’s all good… I’ll pick one up this time next year when they’re being clearanced for $150.

      In the mean time, my Xbox 360 controller works pretty well with my existing tablet. It’s only dual core, but it’s also a year old. Even new, it cost way less than the Wikipad.

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