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Wikipad attempts to make a comeback after GameStop deal goes silent

Wikipad re-emerges as a 7" tablet instead of 10" GameStop device.

@CharlesJGantt
Published Thu, Feb 7 2013 1:12 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 12:24 PM CST

You might remember the Wikipad, the 10-inch gaming tablet that was supposed to be the next big thing from game retailer GameStop. Sadly that deal fell through about three months ago. Now the Wikipad is making a comeback and it could be a competitor with other gaming tablets from companies like Razer.

Wikipad attempts to make a comeback after GameStop deal goes silent | TweakTown.com

The new device is the result of a major failure in the first design. The failures were so big that the company actually had to re-tool their manufacturing process. Something so embarrassing that Wikipad president Fraser Townley would not discuss it in a recent interview.

The new device will shed its 10-inch screen in favor of a 1280 x 800 7-inch IPS device with a Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM and Android 4.1. Reports were unclear if the device would still include the gaming pad docking station, but the company did say that a 10-inch device may once again see the light of day if the 7-inch device proves successful.

NEWS SOURCE:theverge.com

A web developer by day, Charles comes to TweakTown after a short break from the Tech Journalism world. Formerly the Editor in Chief at TheBestCaseScenario, he now writes Maker and DIY content. Charles is a self proclaimed Maker of Things and is a major supporter of the Maker movement. In his free time, Charles likes to build just about anything, with past projects ranging from custom PC cooling control systems to 3D printers. Other expensive addictions include Photography, Astronomy and Home Automation.

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