Now that the mobile industry has become the hottest spot for game development, the tablet market is starting to see quite a few new players dead set on dethroning Apple’s iPad. Sporting a new 10-inch frame, a gaming controller dock, and support for Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean), the Wikipad has outed itself as the newest challenger in the tablet race.

VentureBeat got an exclusive reveal in a closed-doors session yesterday, where Wikipad sales president Fraser Townley talked about the specs. Here’s the list of features and tech notes at a glance:

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor1.4GHz Tegra 3 quad-core processor
  • 1GB RAM
  • 16GB HD Storage
  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean support
  • Customized gamepad dock
  • 10.1-inch, 1280 x 800 display

There’s also an 8-megapixel rear camera on the tablet, accompanied by a 2-megapixel camera in the front. Overall, the Wikipad is vastly different from models previously seen at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this year.

No price point or release date has been announced, but the Wikipad is playing in very interesting territory. Right now, a large chunk of the gaming/tablet market is solidly cornered by the iPad, while several other companies have filled in the gaps with their own devices, such as Sony’s Tablet S and Samsung’s Galaxy Tabs.

Of course, that’s nothing to mention of the Google Nexus 7, which hit stores and online retailers to huge demand, likely due to its $200-$250 price range, in addition to its specs. As it stands, the Wikipad sounds like an iPad-sized Nexus 7—but will it be successful fighting a multi-front battle against every other tablet out there?

Source: VentureBeat


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