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Wikipad Android Gaming Tablet Now Priced At $199

Here’s good news for consumers looking for an Android gaming device. The Wikipad gaming tablet has just lowered its price in the United States to $199 from its usual selling price of $249.  This device which was originally priced at $499 when it was first announced is a 7-inch tablet that comes with a detachable dual-analog controller allowing for the easy control of games.

Wikipad

Technical Specifications

  • CPU: NVIDIA Tegra 3 mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 5th battery-saver core
  • GPU: 12-core NVIDIA GPU
  • OS: Android 4.2 (Jelly Bean)
  • Display: 7-inch  IPS (1280×800) 16:10 ratio wide-view panel, Capacitive multi-touch screen (supports 5-point gesture), Scratch-resistant military-grade screen
  • Wireless: Dual-band WiFi (802.11 a/b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.0
  • Internal Memory: 1GB DDR3
  • Flash Memory: 16GB
  • Micro SD Slot: supports up to 32GB
  • Camera: Front-facing 2 megapixel camera
  • Sensors: 3-axis Accelerometer, e-Compass, Gyroscope, GPS (including GLONASS)
  • Input / Output: 3.5mm stereo headphone and mic minijack, Built-in stereo speakers (2), Built-in Microphone, Micro USB data and power
  • Micro-HDMI output
  • Battery: 4100mAh watt-hour rechargeable lithium-polymer

While its specs are already showing signs of aging it is still a very capable device and should be able to play any HD games smoothly. It is very similar to the Google Nexus 7 (2012) but with an added detacheable physical controller.

When in gaming mode all that has to be done is to simply attach the physical controller. The device can also act as a normal tablet simply by detaching the controller.

Aside from this price reduction Wikipad also announced a new game control mapping tool called Wikipad Controller Assistant. This allows games that are designed for touchscreen play to be playable using a physical controller. The tool basically assigns the touchscreen controls to its corresponding hardware buttons.

Wikipad comes pre-loaded with several apps including Madfinger Games’ Dead Trigger 2 and ShadowGun: Dead Zone, Distinctive Games’ Hockey Nations Tournament, Google Play store, PlayStation Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., as well as TegraZone of NVIDIA.

Consumers will be able to immediately play games straight out of the box. More games can further be downloaded from the Google Play store, PlayStation Mobile, and even the TegraZone.

The Wikipad is now selling with its updated price over at Amazon and Best Buy.

via androidcentral

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  1. I think this one’s more appealing to Sony’s Vita and PSPs.

    RUnning this on Android means that more developers will be attracted to create more contents. great idea.

  2. It is like buying a tablet and attaching a controller to it. Could be fun. But if people are working on exclusive Android consoles that would be great.

  3. Indeed. But the kind of gaming experience one can get from playstation is altogether different. Don’t get me wrong. I love some of the Android games very much. But if investing in an android device just for gaming seems a bit frivolous to me. Then again it is just my opinion! 🙂

  4. What they are counting on is the portability. You can take this with you much easier than carrying your Playstation. I can see how this will become a popular tablet for the younger gaming community.

  5. I don’t think there are controllers for Android Tablets. Asus and other are coming up with consoles that would run on Android.

  6. As an avid gamer, they still don’t replace console like Playstation. I can easily play these android games on my device, why take a new one just for playing games?

  7. After reading this, I have a feeling I know what my nephews will be asking to get for Christmas this year! Heck, I wouldn’t mind having one myself!

  8. After trying out Table Zombies on my Android devices, I’m not buying any of these consoles or controllers. The gaming industry should invest some effort in AR. Its just wonderful.

  9. I think Wikipad is working on a new table like this and will be releasing it soon enough. That’s why the price cut. Or maybe just wants to compete with others.

  10. With so many Android based game controllers coming to the market, it’s no surprise that the price had to come down.

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