On June 11th, gamers will be able to buy the new 7-inch Wikipad tablet, which features NVIDIA Tegra 3 technology, for $249. Wikipad combines the unrivaled gaming experience of a console with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet, thanks to its unique attachable game controller.
“We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7-inch form factor just seemed right,’” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc. “The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”
The 7-inch Wikipad possesses the same powerful product specs as the previously shown and forthcoming 10-inch version in a form factor that is even more portable and at a price point that is even more accessible to gamers everywhere. In addition to the new compact form factor, refinements have been made to the dual-analog stick controller to ensure lightning-fast response times and the best gaming experience possible.
The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess the unique combination of truly immersive video game experiences found in consoles with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its award winning attachable dual-analog controller. It offers a premium 7-inch IPS screen, 16 GB memory with micro SD slot to support an additional 32 GB of storage, ultra-light and thin chassis, is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor and it is optimized for cloud gaming. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display.
Consumers will have access to entertainment and videogame content from partners and services including PlayStation Mobile, Big Fish Games, TegraZone – NVIDIA's free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor – Google Play, OnLive and many others. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile device whether you are surfing the web, reading emails or enjoying films, music and apps at home or on the go.
When comparing to Android gaming devices like Ouya and Gamestick, Wikipad is unique in that it is a tablet and possesses full functionality (enjoy movies, books, email, surf the net, work or play). Wikipad is a different product. It’s a gaming tablet, whereas Ouya and Gamestick are home-based gaming console.
Wikipad, Inc. still plans on developing the 10-inch tablet in the future, but they are focused on the 7-inch tablet first. The 10-inch tablet will have the latest and greatest specs as technology evolves quickly.