The Wikipad is the ‘World’s first gaming tablet’ that was initially revealed back in January. While you can play games on your tablet device even now, the Wikipad takes this a step further by supporting a gamepad-like attachment. Think console–like games for your tablet. Whoopie?
Well, if the specs revealed are anything to go by, then yeah. The display will be 10.1 inches with a 16:10 1280×800 resolution; it will be powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 T30 1.4 GHz processor, and will run with 1 GB of DDR2 RAM, and at least 16 GB of internal Flash memory storage. Android 4.1 will power the OS and an onboard 23.46Wh battery will go for six hours of gaming and eight hours of video playback.
In addition, there will be an 8 megapixel camera on the back, as well as a 2 megapixel camera on the front. The attachable controller with action buttons and analog sticks will come with the unit.
Wikipad also previously announced that it has teamed up with cloud gaming service Gaikai to stream titles right to the device. Robert Stevenson, EVP of Business Development & Strategic Partnerships at Gaikai said, ‘The Wikipad is one of the most exciting devices for gaming to date. The tablet was designed with the needs of gamers in mind, enhancing the mobile gaming experience with a set of controls on par with today’s consoles and PC gamepads, enabling gameplay mechanics that have been previously unavailable with just touchscreen controls’.
No price or release date has been announced yet, but the Wikipad is expected to be out later this year.
And no, the Wikipad has nothing to do with Wikipedia. I did look.