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The Wikipad is back, and this time 7-inches is enough
by James Gilmour 7/2/2013
Product: Wikipad
Manufacturer: Wikipad Inc.
Format: Android
If you were paying attention to the Android gaming tablet scene last year, you might remember the announcement of the Wikipad.

Due to hit stores last October, the 10.1" Wikipad - which featured dual analogue sticks, shoulder buttons, and other console controller perks - was delayed at the eleventh hour, due to the need for a "minor refinement".

Now, like a chunky-looking Phoenix rising from the flames, the Wikipad is set to step onto the world stage once again - this time, in 7-inch form.

This new, smaller Wikipad is the result of a rethink at Wikipad HQ, one which, according to president of sales Fraser Townley, "just seemed right".

Same guts, new skin

Despite the smaller 7-inch form factor, this new Wikipad variant contains the same Tegra 3 quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 16GB of internal storage as the 10.1-inch model.

However, this Nexus 7-sized tablet will retail for $249 - half the price of the 10.1-inch model.

"The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs," explains Townley in a press release.

With the Archos GamePad (another Android gaming tablet) getting a lukewarm reception, it'll be interesting to see how this new Wikipad fares with gamers when it launches in spring.
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