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Wikipad Gets a New Launch Date, June 11 for $249

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If anyone remembers the tablet/gaming controller hybrid device called the Wikipad, you might recall that the device has seen release day delays dating back to last year. Back in October of 2012, the Wikipad was set to go on sale at retailers such as GameStop for a whopping $500, that was until the company decided to halt everything and come up with a new strategy. 

Since then, they have dropped the price by 50% to $250 and are back to launch the device on June 11, the first day of this year’s E3 gaming event. The tablet comes running Jelly Bean Android 4.1 (not a typo), powered by a Tegra 3 (three, yes, not a typo), 1GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, microSD storage and 7″ 1280 x 800 display.

This should be fun.

WIKIPAD GAMING TABLET TO REDEFINE THE PORTABLE GAMING EXPERIENCE – AVAILABLE JUNE 11th, 2013 IN US

(LOS ANGELES, CA – June 4, 2013) — Wikipad, Inc. today announced its 7” Wikipad tablet will be available on June 11, 2013 at a retail price of $249 in the US, with an UK and global launch planned for this summer. Thanks to its award wining and patented interchangeable game controller, Wikipad redefines the mobile tablet experience bringing together the console quality experience with the functionality and portability of a premium tablet.

“The launch of the Wikipad 7 tablet signals a transformative turning point in the direction of the mobile gaming industry. Wikipad’s tablet combines the latest range of features found in a premium Android tablet together with the unrivaled console video game experience only available with a gamepad,” said Matthew Joynes, Chairman of Wikipad Inc.

“There is no other mobile device on the market that possesses Wikipad’s unique functionality and versatility and all available with full warranty and customer support at an entry level price point,” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales at Wikipad Inc.

The Wikipad is the only tablet to possess both the unique combination of a console quality gaming experience with the functionality and portability of a tablet thanks to its award-winning and patented detachable dual-analog controller. Wikipad offers a multi capacitive 7 inch touch screen, 16 GB memory with an additional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB of storage, together with micro USB, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. The tablets ultra-light and thin chassis is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor that’s optimized for cloud gaming with a 12 core Nvidia GPU. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, a 2-mega-pixel front facing camera the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display and HDMI out.

Consumers will have instant access to entertainment and videogame content of over 700,000 apps from Google Play from Google Mobile Services, PlayStation®Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and TegraZone – NVIDIA’s free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s sleek design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a powerfully versatile tablet for surfing the web, emailing, enjoying all the latest films, books, magazines and music, conversing via Skype or experiencing the latest apps at home or on the go.

“PlayStation®Mobile is a global initiative to bring the PlayStation®-like game experiences to a wide-reaching community of tablet and smartphone gamers.  We’re excited to bring PlayStation Mobile to the Wikipad tablet which provides a portable gaming experience that is fun and compelling,” said Ronald Schaffner, Director Business Development, and Sony Computer Entertainment America.

“Wikipad’s dual-analog gamepad controller transforms our mobile games such as the multiplayer Shadowgun: DeadZone and the action FPS Dead Trigger into entertaining AAA console-like experiences,” Tomas Slapota, Vice President, MADFINGER Games

We are excited to be a launch partner for the innovative Wikipad gaming tablet that provides a brand new platform for our cloud-based, interactive streaming product, Big Fish Instant Games,” said Jina Heverley, vice president and general manager of PC, Mac and Cloud for Big Fish. “Using the cloud-optimized Wikipad platform, casual game players will be delighted when they turn on their tablet to find more than 250 casual games from Big Fish available on their new device. The Wikipad is the perfect platform to introduce Big Fish games to a new, vibrant gaming audience.”

For a full list of retailers, product specs, a comprehensive support page, technical forums, retailers and video games that take full advantage of the Wikipad’s dual-analog stick controller, please visit: http://www.wikipad.com/

  • http://www.tohodo.com/ Tom

    This is what happens when you keep sliding your launch dates: you end up announcing a product that you will release in the future with hardware that was outdated and replaced sometime in the past.

  • Knlegend1

    $249 I’ll get a Wii U.

    • megan thompson

      why would you get a wii u? The wikipad is more mobile, will have better games for gaming and gives you access to a tablet that can be used for more than games….Can your cheesy wii u do all that?

      • michael arazan

        Not to mention you need the wii console for the wii u to play it, so another couple hundred on top of that

        • Knlegend1

          The wii u is only $299

      • Knlegend1

        My phone does all that. Better games in what universe?

  • jaydee

    I can get a used ps vita for $180, there is no point in me getting the wikipad because its just as powerful as my phone. Atleast with the vita i can play games that my phone otherwise couldn’t.

    • allen giaquinto

      From my experience playing with both of these devices….The ps vita is a cheesy gamepad…Its a more advanced version of the gameboy….The Wikipad is a full blown tablet along with the option of gaming and i think you need to check on your facts because there is no way your phone is as powerful as the wikipad.

  • James

    Ive got a stand for my tab and a sixaxis setup with a ps3 controller. Couldnt want anything more

    • opinion nill

      How about a girlfriend…

      • James

        Do you not see my prof pic? Im doing just fine in that department bruh.

        • opinion nill

          Your pic showing is of you with a gray cardigan and a monitor behind you. But whatever, its a joke.

          • James

            Its a sweater holmes. But im definitely really intimidated cause your all gray face is wayyyyy hawt.

  • Sirx

    Coincidentally, I will have $250 sitting around. Unfortunately, I already set an appointment a while back to set it on fire on June 11. And…well, you know how hard it is to change an appointment…

    • T4rd

      That’s alright, it wouldn’t have covered the tax anyways.

  • mustbepbs

    DOA.

  • fauxshizzl

    “that was until the company decided to halt everything and come up with a new strategy.” Unfortunately part of that strategy wasn’t updating the internal components.

  • T4rd

    Tegra 3, lol.
    I’m sure it’s not a bad device, but these Android gaming tabs just seem a bit too niche. Either you have your phone for casual time wasting, or you play your real gaming PC or console and get the full experience. There is no demand for an in-between device, IMO.

  • UnexplainedBacon

    Why dafuq is it called a Wikipad? Am I the only one who thinks that sounds like the name of some Wikipedia device?!

    • opinion nill

      According to wikipedia:
      A wikipad is an overpriced and heavy gaming device that will be running on an outdated os platform and will not have any support.

  • dstauff

    I know this is off the topic, but when is verizon going to put out another update for the GS3 to fix their previous crappy update? I’m sick of dealing with a phone with no 4G and battery that doesn’t last even half a day.

    • Jonathan Wow

      Why would anyone but Verizon know this? Why would you even think to post this here? Also, get off of your ass and root your phone and stop relying on Verizon’s trash updates.

      • dstauff

        Sorry buddy, just trying to see if anyone has any information about it. Also, I do really need to root my phone.

        • Blue Sun

          Really?!? You’re previous posts contradicts you’re most recent post. Now stop trolling.

  • Kyle

    Those bracelets will sell more than this “revolutionary” device

  • nate

    Um. Good luck wikipad.

  • CivilDroid

    must wear MOAR bracelets!!!!

    • CaptainHowdy13

      That left hand is looking awfully naked

      • Weber

        Can’t blame him for accessorizing his girlfriend.