WikiPad soon to be available at Gamestop

Gamestop has partnered with WikiPad Inc. to offer the Wikipad tablet, the first tablet with an attachable console-quality gamepad controller, through its stores and website. The Wikipad will be available October 31 to consumers at a retailer price of $499.

“GameStop is the retail destination when it comes to video games. Nobody but GameStop provides gamers with the best gaming content on the market. And for those that purchase or pre-order a Wikipad at GameStop, their tablet will have access to valuable extras including exclusive free, full-length game titles. The Wikipad is powered by an Nvidia Tegra 3 processor and will support PlayStation®Mobile platform,” said Fraser Townley, President of Sales for Wikipad, Inc.

The Wikipad package includes a 10.1-inch capacitive multi-touch screen tablet plus an “attachable console-quality gamepad controller.” The tablet weighs 1.23 pounds, with a scratch-resistant Gorilla glass screen to protect its 1280-by-800 resolution LCD 10-point-gesture panel, and is Wi-Fi capable. It carries 1GB of DDR2 memory and 16GB of onboard Flash memory, with a Micro SD slot for expanding the storage capacity by up to another 32GB. The Wikipad has a 2-megapixel front camera and 8-megapixel rear unit with Autofocus and flash, a docking connector port, a 3.5mm stereo headphone minijack, built-in stereo speakers, a microphone, and a Micro USB connector. The unit’s power source is a 23.46 watt-hour rechargable lithium-polymer battery that promises up to 8 hours of video play between plug-ins