Gaming on Android has been a hot topic lately. Purpose built consoles and handhelds have been rolling out along with plenty of excellent games. The WikiPad, announced in 10-inch form previously, takes a middle ground. A 7-inch Tegra 3-powered tablet is paired with a handheld dock that features two analog sticks, directional pad, a quartet of front buttons, two shoulder buttons and two trigger buttons, along with a pair of speakers and a grippy, contoured design. The software side brings Jelly Bean along with NVIDIA's Tegra Zone, MadFinger's Dead Trigger and Shadowgun: Dead Zone and Distinctive Games' Hockey Nations Tournament. The WikiPad is also PlayStation Mobile Certified, giving it access to the handful of Sony's library of games that have been ported to the platform. 

The tablet's specs bear a striking resemblance to Google's 7" tablet, and priced at $249 for the 16GB model it competes directly with the 32GB Nexus 7 or a 16GB Nexus 7 and a decent Bluetooth gamepad. No firm date for release was announced, and the 10-inch model is still in the works. That larger product had some manufacturing issues that presented a lengthy delay, and with the market moving smaller and cheaper the opportunity to bring out a smaller was too good to pass up. We'll see how thing work out come this Spring. 

Tablet Specification Comparison
  Apple iPad mini ASUS MeMO Pad (ME172V) Google Nexus 7 WikiPad
Dimensions 200 x 134.7 x 7.2mm 196.2 x 119.2 x 11.2mm 198.5 x 120 x 10.45mm 195.6 x 125.7 x 10.6mm (tablet)
286 x 145 x 65.3mm (tablet + dock)
Display 7.85-inch 1024 x 768 IPS 7-inch 1024 x 600 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS 7-inch 1280 x 800 IPS
Weight 308g (WiFi) 370g 340g (WiFi) 320g (tablet), 760g (tablet + dock)
Processor 1GHz Apple A5 (2 x Cortex A9, PowerVR SGX543MP2)

VIA WM8950 (1GHz Cortex A9 + Mali-400)

1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 (T30L - 4 x Cortex A9)

1.3 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 (T30L - 4 x Cortex A9)

Connectivity WiFi , Optional 4G LTE WiFi WiFi, Optional 3G WiFi
Memory 512MB 1GB 1GB 1GB
Storage 16GB—64GB 8GB, 16GB + microSD slot 16GB, 32GB 16GB + microSD slot up to 32GB
Battery 16.3Wh 16Wh 16Wh 15Wh
Starting Price $329 $149 $199 - 249 $249


Source: WikiPad

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  • firestarter - Thursday, June 6, 2013 - link

    The spec war and pricing the new kid on the block wins hands down - on the wikipad website it also has HDMI out and a mike and 2 MG pixal camera as opposed to 0.3 -- umm this is a real contender -- not sure about the name but heck Google Nexus who would have thought!
    Max Payne with controller support I like that itching to play that on the go without my fingers annoying me....

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