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Wikipad launch delayed due to updates

Wikipad launch delayed due to updates

Thu 01 Nov 2012 12:38am GMT / 8:38pm EDT / 5:38pm PDT
Hardware

The Android-powered gaming tablet won't be launching today

The creators of the Wikipad gaming tablet have announced that the device will not be launching in October as originally planned. According to the team, the delay is due to "a minor refinement" of the tablet.

"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," said the company in an official statement.

The $499 Wikipad was planned as 10.1-inch Android 4.1 tablet with a 1280x800 screen powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor. Since the revelation of the Wikipad's specs, Google has announced not only Android 4.2, but also the Google Nexus 10. The Nexus 10 offers Android 4.2, a 2560x1600 resolution screen, and Samsung's latest Exynos 5250 processor for $399. The existence of Google's updated OS or new tablet could be behind Wikipad's desire to upgrade their device.

"We have informed our retail partners about this delay. For those who pre-ordered the Wikipad at GameStop through today October 31st, we will deliver the refined and upgraded bundles as well as a special bonus gift with the pre-order. We are in the final stage and will be announcing the new date soon."

3 Comments

Paul Shirley
Programmers

165 131 0.8
The device was too expensive before Nexus pricing was known. Hard to imagine what they can do apart from a substantial price drop. Can't help feeling this remains DOA.

Posted:A year ago

#1

Greg Wilcox
Creator, Destroy All Fanboys!

1,993 902 0.5
Er, I played the thing and it's worth the money. It seems that the controller part was the thing that needed the most work at the end of the day, as it wasn't quite perfect (but definitely worked well enough that everything I tried was a lot more fun as a controller based game experience than as a touch screen game).

Still, we shall see - the CEO is definitely one of the nicer guys I've met in terms of his passion for his product and overall sincerity...

Posted:A year ago

#2

Dave Wolfe
Game Developer

64 30 0.5
I'm more interested in the Archos GamePad. Smaller and cheaper, decent hardware. It would be nice to have a higher res screen but 1024x600 is fine for gaming.

Posted:A year ago

#3

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