Jun 4, 2013
The Wikipad, the long-in-development Android gaming tablet that showed itself recently at GDC, is one step closer to getting into the public’s hands. Wikipad has announced that next Tuesday, June 11th, the Wikipad 7 will be available in the US for $249. Those interested in buying it will be able to get it online from Best Buy, Walmart, and TigerDirect. It will be made available internationally at a later time.
The tablet’s specs remain the same from what we learned at GDC: 7" IPS screen at 1280×800, 16 GB of memory with a microSD slot, and a Tegra 3 processor. And of course, there’s the all-important gamepad attachment that makes the Wikipad a gaming-optimized device.
The Playstation Mobile partnership still comes in tow, meaning that a selection of original titles not yet available elsewhere on Android such as Super Crate Box and rymdkapsel will be supported by the Wikipad. Given Sony’s push to get original content for the Vita from indie developers, this means that the Wikipad could also be the benefactor of some original titles. As well, Big Fish Instant Games will come preloaded with cloud access to over 250 titles. Plus, the gamepad will have HID support for any Android games that support controllers, so plenty of games will be available for those picking up the Wikipad. We’ll have more as we get our hands on it, hopefully soon.