Wikipad arrives in spring at half the price with Jelly Bean 7″ and a removable gamepad

Remember Wikipad? The last time we talked about it was in September but the idea of ​​a tablet with Android Jelly Bean, Tegra 3 and a removable gamepad has since been splashed with joy as it came to $ 499. After the postponement of the project – was scheduled for last October – and a few months of silence Wikipad Inc. is back with a more meaningful project: the same concept, but in a smaller size and half the price.

Wikipad

Wikipad

From the 10″ of the initial model, it’s down to 7″, the typical size of many cheap tablets that populate the market around the end of 200 dollars / euro. The hardware is familiar. We have the same Nvidia Tegra 3 in the Nexus 7. Many other mid range tablets have this but there is also the chat Ouya which is more or less an embodiment of the mobile platform / hybrid.

Wikipad

Wikipad

The most interesting aspect of Wikipad controller is in the great enveloping of typical analog pads and digital control panel where there’s select and start buttons that are on all the classic console pads. The pad is removable and thus allows to split the device into a pure tablet, saving considerably on weight and size. The rest of the specs speak of 1280 × 800 pixel resolution, 1GB of DDR3 and a typical set of connectivity ports and sensors including Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and HDMI output.

Wikipad

Wikipad

With the size the priced has also been reduced: $ 249, a figure far more reasonable and very close to the Nexus 7, the champion of the 7″ band. The final date of arrival has not yet been announced but we are talking in general terms about output by the spring. The initial version of the 10″ has not been cleared so it may emerge during the course of 2013. Hopefully also with a price adjusted downwards.

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