The Wikipad, a 10" Android gaming tablet with a detachable controller, was set to arrive last Halloween for $499. However, some further refinement postponed its launch and when it finally does arrive, the early specifications could be entirely different. All is not lost for the Wikipad, as its creators, Wikipad Inc, announced a new 7" version that arrives this spring. It runs on Android 4.1, features that detachable controller, and is priced at an affordable $249.
When the company delayed the 10" tablet, it listened to customer feedback and decided to work on a 7" version. There are still plans for that 10" one, just there isn't anything new to report on it just yet. Now, that 7" tablet has a 1280x800, IPS touchscreen capable of five-point gestures and an NVIDIA Tegra 3 processor at its core.
It has 1GB of DDR3 memory and 16GB of built-in storage to hold all your games, movies, music, and apps. A microSD slot provides up to an additional 32GB of storage should you need the extra room. Other features include 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, a front two megapixel camera, 3-axis accelerometer, gyroscope, a micro USB port, and a micro HDMI port.
As for what makes the Wikipad a gaming tablet, well, there's that detachable controller, which received some tweaking since the reveal of the 10" tablet. It still has the dual analog sticks, D-pad, and face buttons, but the response time has been improved. Various games from PlayStation Mobile, Big Fish Games, TegraZone, OnLive, Google Play, and others are supported by the controller, and if something isn't there's that 7" touchscreen.