The Android-based gaming tablet Wikipad will begin hitting stores next week. The device has been made smaller and cheaper than its original plans, but the core specs remain the same. A worldwide launch is planned for later this summer.
Joystiq reports that the original plan for a $500, 10-inch tablet was scuttled in favor of a smaller, 7-inch tablet at $249. It also no longer includes a rear-facing camera. It does still sport a detachable controller, quad-core Tegra 3 processor, 16GB of storage, a micro SD card, and HDMI out.
Aside from the Android marketplace, the Wikipad will have access to the PlayStation Mobile library, according to Engadget. The device's status with Gaikai, meanwhile, is unclear. It had planned to offer the streaming games service before Sony purchased it, and representatives have reportedly claimed it is still coming.
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Wikipad, the Android-based gaming tablet, is launching next week. The revised 7-inch model will cost $249.
Wikipad makes me think that the only thing I will be able to do is view wikipedia on it.
What a weird name. If it's detachable and functions as a perfectly good tablet, this actually could be pretty cool. The hardware seems very respectable for a $250 tablet. I wonder how awkward the controller will feel like that, though...
Too bad it won't run Angry Birds. lol
im not sure i understand these portable android game systems...
what makes a nerfed android system so great? (same goes for Nvidias thingy)
were going to sell it cheaper but you can only play games with it?