Wikipad announces 10inch gaming tablet specs shipping later this year

first_imgThe specs for the Wikipad have officially been announced, and the 10.1-inch Android-powered gaming tablet will be arriving some time before the end of the year. It’s quite a change from the original prototype Wikipad — a 7-inch model with a glasses-free 3D display.Wikipad has chosen Nvidia’s Tegra 3 quad-core chip to power its first tablet, just like Google did for the Nexus 7. But rather than the 1.2GHz T30L, Wikipad has opted for the T30, which is clocked at 1.4GHz. The tablet will also offer at least 16GB of internal storage, though that could change before it launches. If anything, an increase is expected. As for the 10.1-inch display, it features an IPS panel with a native resolution of 1280 x 800.A 2MP front-facing camera and 8MP rear-facing cameras are built in, and a 23.5Wh battery pack should provide enough juice for about six hours of full-on gaming. Like the BlackBerry PlayBook, the Wikipad has flat sides — though it still measures just 8.6mm thick. It’s also quite light for a 10-inch tablet at around 560 grams (about 35g lighter than the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1).Every Wikipad will ship with the company’s unique controller accessory, which attaches to a proprietary connector on the bottom edge. Like most modern gaming controllers it features dual analog sticks, a d-pad, triggers, and an array of buttons. There’s also a charging plug built into the controller so that you can keep the action going after your six hours are up. As for software, the tablet will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.While the company has revealed plenty about the Wikipad’s hardware, it hasn’t mentioned a target price yet. Wikipad President James Bower says additional details are coming soon, however.More at Venturebeatlast_img

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