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Wikipad Gaming Tablet Launch Delayed, No New Date Given

For those waiting to get their hands on the gaming tablet known as the Wikipad, you’re going to be waiting a bit longer according to a press release from their development team. Launch was scheduled for today, but Wikipad has contacted their retail partners and have said that due to enhancements that should be made before release, they will continue work and delay it until when they feel it is ready.

The Wikipad team has been relentlessly working with our manufacturers and partners to perfect the Wikipad bundle to ensure our first product is the best tablet and entertainment experience at launch.  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.

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 very eager to deliver the Wikipad experience and are passionate about excellence.  We apologize for this delay and want you to know that we are committed to bringing you the very best, high-end gaming tablet possible.

We are in the final stage and will be announcing the new date soon.

THE WIKIPAD TEAM

Kind of unfortunate that no new date has been set, but at least they’re trying to put out the best product they can. Was anyone going to be lining up at their local Gamestop for this bad boy?

Via: Phandroid

  • http://twitter.com/misterE33 Mr E

    It seems like it shouldn’t be that difficult to make a case for existing tablets that has controls built into it. Basically, cut a PS3 controller in half and super glue it to the sides of an existing hard-case. You then don’t have to worry about developing a tablet that will go out of date, if anything just built the guts into different case sizes, or work on an adjustable case, along with a Sixaxis-type app.

    The main benefit I see of this over a Ps3 controller, even with a gameklip, is that the controls are on the sides where you would naturally hold the tablet.

  • WAldenIV

    Vaporware.

  • Prime7

    As I said last time, this thing costs more than a PS3 *plus* a PS Vita, which are both real game consoles.

    • JoshGroff

      Also, you could say it costs more than an Xbox 360, Wii, and PS3 combined. (depending on the system storage for the 360 and PS3)

  • James Hill

    Why didn’t they just make a pad and an app that integrated the controller into game? They then could of supported software developers and updated the app as time when on and games progressed. It was a fail to begin with. Also…. $500.00 for a tablet is so 2011. Even Apple is seeing this and attempting to maintain.

  • Droid Burgundy

    meh who cares! The Nexus 10 is here :D :D :D

    • http://twitter.com/Jubmasterflex Jubby Salhi

      Which is more than enough reason to suspect why the sudden postponement of what looks to be a DOA device.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Gulyas/709632554 Daniel Gulyas

    Basically, it costs more than a Nexus 10 with last year’s screen resolution, a processor that is aging, and the only advantage is the hardware game controls….

    Not hard to see this thing being DOA.

    • Paul

      Maybe they realize this and are upgrading it? I’d assume they’d loose a lot but idk how far they ever got toward production either.

      • michael arazan

        Or maybe if it’s being produced in china, it’s one of the factories that are striking right now, like some of the known ones like foxconn that makes apples crap. Huge strikes in manufacturing in china, from the little bits of info that’s getting out from their censored firewalled society

  • Southrncomfortjm

    Wikipad, meet Nexus 10.

  • nightscout13

    Nexus 7 + Gameclip = WIN

    • 4n1m4L

      I’m glad i’m not the only one who sees that when i look at that picture.