Wikipad lives: 7-inch gaming tablet arriving this spring for $249

Craig Lloyd - Feb 7, 2013, 9:45 am CST
Wikipad lives: 7-inch gaming tablet arriving this spring for $249

Back in October, the Wikipad was hit with a delay on the day that it was supposed to be released. Since then, we haven’t heard much about it, and the company was even a no-show at CES, despite have booth space during ShowStoppers. However, the tablet is officially back in a 7-inch form factor, which will be releasing sometime this spring for $249.

The company had originally promised a 10-inch tablet back when it was announced, but it looks like that model will be delayed even further. Instead, Wikipad is working with a smaller tablet this time around — a 7-inch tablet for $249. The company says that the delay of the 10-inch model was ultimately due to the lack of interest with tablet gamers, so the company decided to out a cheaper tablet that would be catered towards more mobile users.

It’s not yet said where the tablet will be sold at, other than at “leading retailers,” and no official release date has been confirmed, other than a spring 2013 window. The 7-inch Wikipad has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 chip, 1GB of DDR3 RAM, and a 1280×800 resolution. The tablet will also be running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and will have the full array of ports, sensors, and amenities, including WiFi, Bluetooth, and HDMI out.

As for the 10-inch Wikipad, the company says that’s still in the works, and they hope to release it before the end of 2013, but there seem to be no guarantees. The gamepad itself will have two joysticks — one on each side — as well as a D-pad and four regular buttons. There will also be Start and Select buttons, with one on either side.

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