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Wikipad Hits GameStop on October 31 for $500, Pre-Orders Start Tomorrow

Attention mobile gamers, does this thing look awesome? Well, it should! It’s called the Wikipad and it’s set to launch at GameStop on October 31 for $500. But don’t let that price tag scare you away, this thing was built with mobile gaming in mind. As you can see, the tablet itself comes with a dock (lack of better word) with built in buttons and thumbsticks. Along the bottom we have some monster speakers for cranking out all the sound fx you could hope for, but that’s just the beginning. 

The tablet comes with some fantastic hardware specs as well. The display is a 10.1″ LCD (1280×800) protected with Gorilla Glass, powered by a Tegra 3 quad-core processor running at 1.4GHz, running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. Along the backside of the device, you’ll find an 8MP camera as well as a 2MP shooter on the front. Basically, it’s a souped up tablet for the more game-focused consumer.

What do you think? Awesome? Not so much? For $500, we’ll see how fast/slow they fly off the shelves.

Via: Engadget, Wikipad

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000615318329 Kevin Kaykay Kim

    Why is word Wiki in this thing’s name anyhow?

  • http://www.hammertechnologies.net/ Chase Johnson

    Ill stick with my PS Vita. thanks

  • MonkeyWork

    ‘Wiki’pad? Does this mean anyone can insert false info into my gaming experience?

  • Jdon285

    I’m not much of a gamer, but even if I was 500 dollars is way above my price range.

  • Wel

    For 500 bucks, those birds better never be angry again!

  • baoqian736
  • skinja

    They would have much better luck just selling the controller. The high price point alone that includes the tablet itself is too high and shocks you.

    Plus if the controller was sold alone, it would make a nice accessory for the tablet you have already specifically chosen and decided fits for you. As is, you have to go with their tablet just to get the controller.

  • Keii Graham

    Why that name?
    I mean I get the pad part of it, but why did they use “Wiki” in the name?

  • Mario Mendez

    Trick or Treat?

  • TechGuy21

    my PSVITA > that sh*t

  • http://www.nleomf.org/officers/ FlatFoot

    Technical Specifications:

    Processor:

    nVidia Tegra 3 T30s, 1.4GHz Quad-core

    OS:

    Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)

    Display:

    10.1” (diagonal) LCD (1280×800) 16:10 ratio wide-view panel

    Capacitive multi-touch screen (supports 10-point gesture)

    Scratch-resistant Gorilla® glass screen

    Wireless:

    Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n)

    Storage:

    Internal Memory: 1GB DDR2

    Flash Memory: 16GB

    Micro SD Slot: supports up to 32GB

    Sensors:

    3-axis Accelerometer

    Ambient Light Sensor

    e-Compass

    Gyroscope

    Input/Output:

    Docking connector port

    3.5mm stereo headphone minijack

    Built-in stereo speakers

    Microphone

    Micro USB connector

    Camera:

    Front: 2-megapixel

    Rear: 8-megapixel (Autofocus, flash)

    Battery/Power:

    Built-in 23.46 watt-hour rechargable lithium-polymer battery

    Up to 8 hrs watching video

    Charging via power adapter (included)

    Size/Weight:

    Height: 10.34 inches (262.6 mm)

    Width: 6.91 inches (175.4 mm)

    Depth: 0.34 inch (8.6 mm)

    Weight: 1.23 pounds (560 g)

    No HDMI port(s). Internal memory is a joke [1 GiG of -- DDR2?]. Even my cell phone accepts a 64GB Micro SD expansion card.

    Is this thing somehow related or connected to Wikipedia — or Wikileaks?

    500 bucks +tax — for that?

    LawL

    • http://twitter.com/AndroSync AndroSync

      Uh just an FYI Memory (RAM) and Memory (Disk Space) are WAYY different. 1 GB of DDR2 Ram is not a lot but even the xbox has 512 MB of memory and look what it can run.

  • Prime7

    $500 will buy me a PS Vita AND a PS3–both of which have better games than anything on tablets.

  • Ethan

    Basically, an Asus TF300 with a 0.2 GHz bump and Gorilla Glass for an extra $100. I’ll stick with my Transformer, thanks very much.

  • Tyler Bissell

    Android mobile gaming is not at this level yet…get a nexus 7 if you want a tablet and get a PS vita if you want mobile gaming

  • skinja

    Too much $$.
    You could get a smartphone and a Nexus 7 for that much.

    Or a PS3 and a TV to play it on.

  • http://www.facebook.com/mg.classic03 Mike Gault

    Funny thing is if apple made it it would be flying off the shelves

    • Sloan Marion

      If apple made it, it would also cost 50% more.

  • mustbepbs

    How does this have mobile gaming in mind? Holding a 10″ tablet WITH a controller attached to it looks incredibly uncomfortable. I feel tired just thinking about holding it for longer than 15 minutes.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      You don’t have to hold it like a steering wheel the whole time :-/

      That’s what the thumbsticks and buttons are for.

      • mustbepbs

        You gotta admit it looks a little uncomfortable. Does the tablet slide out or are you stuck with it on? This looks less mobile than an old PSOne with one of those add on monitors lol.

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          Nope, it slides out :)

      • WAldenIV

        Your neck is going to cramp up in a hurry if play with that thing on your lap. It’s going to be far too heavy to be functional. A 7-inch tablet might have been better idea if the weight was low enough.

  • Droidzilla

    I’d far prefer a “case” with the gaming bits that could be added to a Nexus 7. Throw some decent speakers on it, dual analogs, etc. and give it its own internal battery. Pure win.

  • Andrew

    If more games would be compatible, I’d be interested.

  • teejaycard

    Daaaamn you sound excited Tim! haha

  • Derek Ross

    I’m not even remotely interested at $500. Then again I already own a few tabs so I’m probably not their ideal market, but still. I think to be at that price you have to be an established player in the game, and I’ve never heard of Wikipad before.

  • eh

    Why buy this over a PSP, PS Vita, or D?

    • ChuckDz3

      because it runs Android.

      • http://www.facebook.com/objection89 Miguel Angel Portela

        Okay. It runs Android. Lets pretend that’s THE reason to buy. Now what? What can I play? What PS1 emulator? PSP. Well, ANY emulator, PSP.

    • michael arazan

      Maybe it has an sd card and hdmi out too.

  • vaxick

    I have a better idea, buy a PlayStaiton Vita for $250 and get a better mobile gaming device than any tablet will ever be. Plus it has better games.

    • Hunter

      “ever be.”… Can I borrow your time machine when you’re done?

    • TheFirstUniverseKing

      I think getting a 3DS would be a much better value.

    • mustbepbs

      It has better games? Last I checked the vita had no games.

      • Ellis Colon

        Uncharted? Gravity rush? Ninja garden sigma and metal gear hd collection? If any one of these game were released on the android platform it would be considered the very best in the market. Not only that but with the user mode homebrew emulators run so smooth on the vita like come on here at DROID -life we all use common sense and for mobile gaming nothing compares to the ps vita

    • johnc7995

      Let’s rephrase that. PS Vita has no games.

  • EvanTheGamer

    Naw…not $500 worthy, but definitely between $300-400 worthy though.

    I will admit though, that thing is a BEAST!

  • Mark Lewis

    $500? I’ll buy two 16GB Nexus 7s before I buy this.

  • Frank F

    $500 price tag scares me away …I know its both a dock and tablet but still takes me nervous …maybe at $399 its a steal but $500 plus tax and what not …nah ..I’ll stick with my N7 but if they made a dock for my N7 at priced it at $75-$99 I might bite

  • nwd1911

    I don’t see this selling much at this price point. I do wish they would make comparable docks for 7″ and 10″ tablets. They would have to have some minor adjustments to fit different manufacturers, but I think folks would be much more willing to pay $100 for just the dock….especially if it had an extra battery built in.

  • RadicalPie

    Sell me a comparable dock for my Nexus 7 for $100-$150 and I am still spending less money. Quick someone’s gotta make one. :)

    • Deckhand Ron

      just buy a GameClip for the n7 for $15 and then attach it to a ps3 controller. 60-70 bucks and you’ve got the best controller setup possible.

    • RoninX

      I’d definitely be willing to spend $100-150 for a high-quality gaming dock for my Nexus 7. High-quality is the key adjective here.

  • http://twitter.com/TheNintendo64 Drew

    Sounds amazing. If I was looking into getting a tablet, this would be my choice. Well, either this or the possible Nexus 10