Lately we're seeing a huge influx of Android-based gaming devices, ranging from the cheapo Chinese products like the JXD line through Indie "alternative consoles" such as the OUYA and the Game Stick to the most prestigous of projects like NVidia's Project Shield. You may or may not remember the WikiPad - a similar device with a detachable controller "frame" that was supposed to fill in the "gaming tablet" niche, first presented on CES 2012. This tablet was to be specifically designed for gaming, PlayStation Certified and "to be released October 2012" but that release date has been delayed for, as the creators put it, "minor refinement and last-minute tweaks". Since then, the Los Angeles-based company Wikipad Inc. went all quiet about their brainchild. We all thought that it was yet another one of those "vaporhardware" products that just "appeared on CES never to be seen again" and wasn't going to be released for whatever reasons like many, many before... but we couldn't have been more wrong. According to an interview on Engadget, the Wikipad went through a series of re-designs and is now ready to be released. During the re-designing, the planned 10.1" screen has been replaced with a 7" one and the unnamed 1,2Ghz processor gave way to a quad-core Tegra 3. The process of refining the product allowed Wikipad Inc. to lower the price point of their tablet from the original $499 to merely $249 a piece, which is entirely within reach of the average consumer. The tablet is equipped with a 1.4 GHz Nvidia Tegra 3 T30S quad-core processor, packs 1GB of DDR3 RAM, 16GB of internal storage and runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean while the display is 1,280 x 800 - more than enough for any gamer's needs. There is also a planned 10.1" version of the tablet which will most likely be equipped with the new Tegra 4 processor, to be released around the vague date of "before Christmas this year" so if you like your gaming "big", you might want to wait for that. So, what are your opinions? Definitive gaming tablet or what? I mean, look at that controller... look at it! Source Source #2 Wikipad's Homepage Discuss.