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The WikiPad is a Weird-Looking Gaming Tablet

It's PlayStation Mobile-certified!
by Neps Firmalan | Nov 13, 2012
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The photo above shows you something we bet you haven't seen before. That's the WikiPad, a tablet that looks and sounds unusual, weird even, compared to the iPads and Galaxy Tabs we more commonly see. So, what's up with that? One word: gaming.

Yep, the WikiPad is aimed squarely at gaming enthusiasts. It has a controller (which explains the physical buttons on its sides) that you can actually detach if you want to use the device as a normal tablet. We get the logic behind this feature: gaming can be frustrating if you're dealing with a touchscreen, for it turns your controls into a hit or miss affair.

On the inside, the WikiPad's pretty stacked. It boasts a quad-core Nvidia Tegra 3 processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of built-in real estate for your games and files, Wi-Fi and 3G connectivity, dual-cameras (8-megapixel main, 2-megapixel secondary), and a bunch of ports (HDMI, miniUSB, 3.5mm port).

And, unlike most tablets, it's PlayStation Mobile-certified which means you've got more cool titles to choose from if you're bored of Angry Birds or Fruit Ninja. Lastly, it runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean and has a 10.1-inch touchscreen (1280 x 800 resolution) with a 16:10 aspect ratio for wide-view gaming.

Again, it looks weird, but we'll be lying if we say we're not the least bit interested. SRP is at $499 (about P23,000) with controller. Sadly, the Wikipad's launch has been delayed with its official release details still TBA. But, like we've always done for you, we'll be on the look out for this one.

WORDS: NEPS FIRMALAN
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