Trick Or Treat: Gamestop To Start Selling The Wikipad This Halloween
While you’re giving out Snickers to your neighborhood zombies this Halloween, your local Gamestop will be selling Wikipads. What’s a Wikipad? Well, it’s an SEO leech (Wiki-iPad) that doubles as an Android gaming tablet. It’s hoping to attract the elite mobile gamers of the universe, who obviously prefer docking their tablet in a ginormous gaming pad/controller as opposed to using a comfortable Sony Dual Shock 3. Sarcasm aside, it does look somewhat interesting.
Surprisingly, the Wikipad isn’t that badly spec’d and even runs Android’s latest and greatest Jelly Bean. It features a 10.1-inch (diagonal) IPS LCD (1280×800) display, NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30s, 1.4GHz quad-core processor, as well as:
- 1GB DDR2
- Flash Memory: 16GB
- Micro SD Slot: supports up to 32GB
- Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)
- 2-megapixel front-facing camera
- 8-megapixel rear camera (Autofocus, flash)
- Docking connetor port
- Built-in stereo speakers
- Micro USB connector
- Built-in 23.46 watt-hour rechargable battery
- And more!
So far so good, but what about price? We all know that price is probably the single most important factor when it comes to whether or not an Android tablet will sell. The Wikipad will launch with a $499.99 price tag.
Personally, I’ll pass, but that price isn’t really that bad. I would have preferred $399, but given that it’s a 10-inch tablet and comes with that gaming dock/controller, I can see why it’s $499.
What do you think? Something you’re interested in, or will you be sticking to a Nexus 7 and a Dual Shock 3 controller?
If you are interested, feel free to read the full press release below and then check out https://www.wikipad.com/
Read the full press release below:
WIKIPAD COMING TO GAMESTOP OCTOBER 31, 2012
GameStop Launches Pre-Order Program with Exclusive Content
LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 7, 2012-GameStop (NYSE: GME), the world’s largest multichannel retailer of video games, has partnered with Wikipad, Inc. to offer the Wikipad tablet, the first tablet with an attachable console-quality gamepad controller, through its stores and website. The Wikipad will be available October 31 to consumers at a retailer price of $499 USD.
“GameStop is the retail destination when it comes to video games. Nobody but GameStop provides gamers with the best gaming content on the market. And for those that purchase or pre-order a Wikipad at GameStop, their tablet will have access to valuable extras including exclusive free, full-length game titles. The Wikipad is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and will support PlayStation®Mobile platform,” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales for Wikipad, Inc.
Customers can pre-order the Wikipad now at GameStop stores nationwide or online at www.GameStop.com. Wikipads pre-ordered at GameStop will come with value-added extras including full-length titles and an issue of Game Informer Digital.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with Wikipad to launch this unique new gaming tablet,” said Joe Gorman, vice president of GameStop’s mobile business unit. “We love the innovation and know our customers are excited to see it in action.”
Wikipad will launch in October with a full suite of games delivered by the latest video game platforms, including PlayStation®Mobile, NVIDIA’s Tegra Zone, Google Play as well as several upcoming unannounced platforms. To bring the best gaming experience to consumers, Wikipad will offer a premium 10.1″ IPS screen, ultra-light chassis, quad core processor, expandable memory and an attachable console quality game controller.
For more information on the Wikipad tablet, visit: www.wikipad.com.
Wikipad Inc. is a leading developer and designer of video game tablets and devices. Headquartered in Los Angeles, California, Wikipad Inc. is uniquely positioned as pioneers and innovators in the mobile entertainment world by leading the way in accessible and comfortable consumer devices for video games, web, education, movies and television content. Wikipad devices are powered by Nvidia Tegra processors and are Sony Playstation Mobile certified.