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Featured: Wikipad Gaming Tablet featuring 10.1 IPS Display and Tegra 3

July 31, 2012 - Written By Alexander Maxham

According to VentureBeat, Wikipad has revealed the specifications of a new gaming tablet exclusively in an interview with VentureBeat. The Wikipad, yes they are naming their tablet after their company, will feature a gorgeous 10.1-inch IPS display and a 1280×800 resolution. The device will also be just 8.6mm thin weighing in at just 560 grams, also making it one of the thinnest, lightest and most portable 10.1-inch tablets on the market today. Wikipad first showed off this device at CES in January of 2012 in Las Vegas, and at that time it was a 7-inch device that was supposed to compete with Amazon’s Kindle Fire, now it looks like they’ve turned it into a 10.1-inch device.

Wikipad revealed the final design to VentureBeat in Thousand Oaks, CA, has a powerful Tegra 3 processor clocked at 1.4GHz, along with 1GB of RAM for multitasking. In theory this tablet should be a bit faster than Google’s Nexus 7 built by ASUS which uses a Tegra 3 processor but is clocked at 1.3GHz. The Wikipad is also going to give you about 16GB of internal storage (probably a bit less, because the Operating System will take up 2-3GB of that storage space). This tablet brings a powerful battery which is capable of 6 continuous hours of gaming and 8 hours of video playback. Which of course will be a bit different in the real world.

Now for the good stuff, so what will the Wikipad run on? Well are you ready for it? Well you can tell by the picture above it’s running at least Android 4.0 or later. The Wikipad will ship with Android 4.1 – Jelly Bean and come standard with the controller add-on. That makes this the first tablet to be confirmed to be shipping with Jelly Bean already installed. The tablet does come with two cameras, an 8MP rear-facing camera, and a 2MP front-facing camera.

Wikipad did say that it would not ship it’s first line of the tablet with a 3D display which it had showed off at CES earlier this year. So far this device does not have a definite release date yet, but we are sure it’s coming sooner rather than later. You can count on Android Headlines to bring you the official release date of the Wikipad.

[Source: VentureBeat]