Not to be confused with WikidPad, a personal wiki software.
The Wikipad tablet with the game controller inserted
|Release date||11 June 2013|
|Operating system||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||1.4 GHZ Nvidia Tegra 3 T30S quad-core|
|Storage capacity||1GB internal, 16GB flash, microSD expandable up to 32GB|
|Display||7" touchscreen, 1080p HD, 1280x800 resolution, 16:10 ratio, scratch-resistant Gorilla® glass screen|
|Connectivity||Wi-Fi, HDMI, Bluetooth 4.0,|
|Online services||Android Market, Gaikai, PlayStation Mobile|
The Wikipad is an enterprise and video gaming tablet, running Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), produced by the independent Los Angeles-based company, Wikipad, Inc. It was first shown at CES 2012 in January and was released on June 11 2013. The tablet is a high end enterprise tablet and is the only tablet to embrace console gaming with its featured and patented detachable controller with Xbox 360-style dual-analog sticks, D-pad, triggers, and bumpers.
The Wikipad is capable of accessing 400,000 games from the Google Play library, as well as original PlayStation titles via PlayStation Mobile, and the latest PC games streamed from Sony PlayStation Cloud previously Gaikai and Onlive. The new version of the tablet debuted in June 2013 at USD $249. The Wikipad tablet has a 7" touch screen, NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 5th battery-saver core and high-performance 12-core NVIDIA GPU, built-in 16GB flash memory with MicroSD slot that supports up to 32GB, and has a 2MP front camera.
At the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas on January 10, 2012, the Wikipad (then called 'WikiPad) was shown. It was a glasses-free 3D-enabled device (although now, 3D is not mentioned anymore on Wikipad's website so therefore has been possibly scrapped). It originally had an 8" screen with 8GB flash memory, while now it has become 10.1" and 16GB instead. It also originally had an unknown 1.2 GHz CPU, while now it is a 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra. Also, the price was announced as US$249, but the actual final price will be US$499. Wikipad was originally cited for an October 2012 release, but this was pushed back until 2013 as the company continued refining it in preparation for release.
On September 6, 2012, Wikipad came to the press with an all-new design, new logo, and the final announcements of the specs, as well as the release date of October 31. On September 26, 2012, Wikipad's president of sales, Fraser Townsley, said that cloud streaming service OnLive will also come to the Wikipad, along with Gaikai. On its original launch day, Wikipad was delayed due to 'minor refinement' and last-minute tweaks. Wikipad eventually launched successfully on June 11, 2013 at a price of $249 with the same specifications as the 10 inch tablet but in a 7 inch form factor.
On February 2013, Wikipad was revamped and featured a 7 inch screen instead of the original 10.1 inch screen. The Wikipad was launched to the market on the 11th June 2013 on the eve of E3 convention in Los Angeles. The Wikipad specs offer a multi capacitive 7 inch touch screen, 16 GB memory with an additional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB of storage, together with micro USB, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. The tablets ultra-light and thin chassis is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 quad-core mobile processor that's optimized for cloud gaming with a 12 core Nvidia GPU. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, a 2-mega-pixel front facing camera the Wikipad tablet offers true widescreen HD display and HDMI out.Consumers have instant access to entertainment and videogame content of over 700,000 apps from Google Play from Google Mobile Services, PlayStation®Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and TegraZone – NVIDIA's free app that showcases the best games optimized for the Tegra processor. When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad’s design and full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean functionality make it a versatile tablet for accessing the web, and emailing. Features also include multi-media access to ﬁlms, books, magazines and music. The unit all offers Skype usability. The Wikipad additionally comes pre-loaded with console-quality multi player game ShadowGun and multi award winning (Best Android App) FPS Dead Trigger. Wikipad also provides the game Hockey Nations pre-loaded upon purchase.
The new specs are NVIDIA Tegra mobile processor with quad-core CPU and 5th battery-saver core and high-performance 12-core NVIDIA GPU, built-in 16GB flash memory with MicroSD slot that supports up to 32GB, and has a 2MP front camera a 7-inch IPS full HD display with a 16:10 aspect ratio, and 16GB of memory expandable up to 32GB via microSD, HDMI out dual stereo speakers and Game pad controller 
The Wikipad features a patented detachable controller included in the price with all the standard controllers D-pad, thumb-sticks, triggers and buttons with dual analog sticks along with regular gaming keys and shoulder buttons.
The Wikipad has a 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 T30S quad-core CPU processor. It weighs 560 grams and is 8.6 mm thick. The 7-inch touchscreen has a resolution of 1280×800 (with HD 1080p), with a ratio of 16:10. The screen has Gorilla® scratch-resistant technology.
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