When we last told you about the Wikipad, we didn’t know much in the way of specs, though we heard there were plans for a 10.1-inch variant. And as it turns out that variant will be the actual size when the Android based gaming tablet goes into production, with a 1280×800 resolution no less.
We’ve also learned that the processor powering the tablet will be NVIDIA Tegra 3 T30 with 1GB of DDR2 RAM supported by Android 4.1 (Jellybean). As IGN points out that this is tad faster than Google’s Nexus 7, but a bit slower than the Ouya gaming system that is made its debut on Kickstarter. Expect at least 16GB of storage, or more – developers haven’t confirmed that as the final spec. The modular gaming controls are still very much present, which not only adds bulk, but weight to the gaming tablet. That said, the weight is a purported 560 grams, which may or may not include the add on controller, but no matter as its weight, included or not in this spec, is negligible in the overall scheme of things – its utility should out weigh that caveat. Battery life is a reported 6 hours for gaming and 8 for video, though with some tweaking you can probably get more or less (screen brightness, etc). Lastly, there will be dual cameras arranged in the traditional tablet setup; high res in the back, low res in the front.
The Wikipad will supposedly launch sometime this year. Unfortunately, there is still no word on a price or an actual launch date. We expected the company to wait until CES 2013 has commenced, as that would no doubt fuel the retail fire, but position them at a lower time in the year for spending.
Grew up back East, got sick of the cold and headed West. Since I was small I have been pushing buttons - both electronic and human. With an insatiable need for tech I thought "why not start a blog focusing on technology, and use my dislikes and likes to post on gadgets."