Wikipad hit with a delay on launch day

Eric Abent - Oct 31, 2012, 8:23 pm CDT
Wikipad hit with a delay on launch day

Today was the day that the Wikipad Android gaming tablet was scheduled to launch. Sadly, October 31 is almost gone and there’s still no sign of the rather interesting looking tablet. As it turns out, the Wikipad has been delayed, with the device’s developers issuing a statement to announce that it has been pushed back. Bad news if you were looking forward to it too, as the developers didn’t give a new release date for the Wikipad.

Judging from the statement, it appears that the device itself is mostly ready to go, but the developers want to make some last minute changes to the bundle that will be offered at launch. “The Wikipad team has been relentlessly working with our manufacturers and partners to perfect the Wikipad bundle to ensure our first product is the best tablet and entertainment experience at launch,” the developers said. “There 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.”

The Wikipad team says that its retailers have been notified of this delay, and those who pre-ordered will be getting the “refined and updated bundles” that are the cause of the delay. If you pre-ordered the Wikipad, you’ll also be getting a “special bonus gift” for your trouble, but of course the statement doesn’t spill the beans on what that gift is. As stated above, there isn’t a new release date for the Wikipad yet, but the developers say that they’re in the final stretch and will announce a new date soon.

The Wikipad features a NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor running at 1.4GHz, 1GB of RAM, and a 10.1-inch 1280×800 display. It’s being marketed as an Android tablet for gamers, but can it win the gaming masses over? We’ll find out soon enough. Did you pre-order a Wikipad, or do you use another tablet to satisfy your Android gaming itch?

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