Wikipad revealed plans of launching their gaming oriented 7-inch Android tablet back in the UK when their product was announced in the US, but the official announcement came only earlier today. A new press release reveals pricing and launch date details for the tablet, both of which would only make interested readers smile.
Wikipad's tablet is PlayStation certified, runs on Android and packs dual-analog game controllers, making this the ultimate portable mobile gaming device, and is powered by NVIDIA's Tegra 3 SoC (and hence has access to Tegra Zone apps and games as well, another bonus). The tablet launches on September 27th, a little under a month from today, for the price of £250, in the UK.
"Using 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," said Tomas Slapota, Vice President of MADFINGER Games
WIKIPAD, THE TABLET MADE FOR GAMES, TO LAND IN THE UK ON SEPTEMBER 27TH
Wikipad, Inc. today announced its 7" Wikipad tablet will be available to UK consumers on September 27th, 2013 at a retail price of £249.99 / €299.99. Thanks to its patented, detachable dual-analog controller, Wikipad is the only tablet to combine a console-quality gaming experience with the power and portability of a premium Android tablet. The Wikipad will be available from a number of well-known retailers at launch via its official distribution partner MSE.
The Wikipad offers a multi-capacitive touchscreen, 16 GB onboard memory (with an additional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB ofstorage) together with micro USB, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. Its ultra-light and thin chassis is powered by the NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core mobile processor that's optimised for Cloud gaming with a 12 core Nvidia GPU. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, and a 2-megapixel front facing camera, the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display and HDMI out.
Its lightweight controller is connected via micro USB for maximum responsiveness, and its ergonomic design mirrors the very best gamepadsonthe market with double analog sticks, and its action, trigger, and bumper buttons have been designed and tested to suit all hand sizes.
"Using 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," said Tomas Slapota, Vice President of MADFINGER Games.
The Wikipad sports a true widescreen HD 7 inch touchscreen display on an ultra-light and thin chassis with a non-slip ridge that provides enhanced grip for left and right-handed users alike. Video, music, pictures, documents and games can be saved in its 16 GB memory, withanadditional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB of storage. The controller and the expandable memory aren't the only unique features that set Wikipad apart from other tablets; it also offers an HDMI output to connect to TV screen and can render 3D games on the fly and push a 3D signal to 3D TVs.
"This UK launch is a significant milestone for Wikipad, as it represents the growth of the Wikipad's fanbase beyond the US and outwards to the millions of gamers who love to play games on their mobiles but are looking for a better experience than other tablets can give them," said Fraser Townley, President of Sales at Wikipad Inc. "Our retail partners in the UK are as excited as we are at the potential for Wikipad to offer a real alternative for consumers and gamers who want the power of a premium Android tablet combined with the superior experience of a dedicatedgaming device."