Finally some solid news about the Wikipad and its release date, at least for when it goes on say at Gamestop. The Wikipad, as you may or may not know, is a gaming focus Android tablet with detachable gaming controls you can add to the side of the tablet. It provides a full set of gaming controls so you can play games using actual physical controls.
Gamestop is apparently going to be selling the Wikipad for $499 this October when it lands on their shelves. The specs are pretty impressive as well, with the Wikipad sporting a Tegra 3chipset, Android 4.1, an HD IPS display and rolls in at a size of 10.1", a boost over the original 7" design they were previously going to go with.
So when will this gaming focused Android tablet hit Gamestop's shelves? According to the press release, which you can read below, the Wikipad will arrive on October 31st, 2012 in Gamestop stores. So for everyone who has been waiting for this, your wait is almost over.
GameStop Launches Pre-Order Program with Exclusive Content
Sept. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.
About Wikipad 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.