The Wikipad gaming tablet was supposed to launch today, but the company behind the $499 Android tablet with a physical game controller has postponed the launch indefinitely.

In a statement to The Verge, the company says the delay is to make a “refinement” to ensure that the first customers are satisfied with their tablets. The Wikipad makers also say they’re “enhancing” the “Wikipad bundle.”

Wikipad

It’s not entirely clear what the enhancements or refinements will include. We could be talking about software or hardware updates. But according to the statement, customers who pre-ordered the Wikipad will get any new features for free, along with a “bonus gift.”

The last we’d heard, the Wikipad tablet was expected to feature a 10.1 inch, 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display, a 1.4 GHz NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad-core processor, and removable hand grips featuring hardware buttons for controlling video games. It has 1GB of RAM, up to 32GB of built-in storage, and a microSD card slot for extra storage.

Prices start at $499… but GameStop has stopped taking pre-orders for now.



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One reply on “Wikipad gaming tablet delayed… for refinement”

  1. Since the controlpad elements are removable, why not make them usb-hid and build a generic controller that will dock via BT, microusb, or dock port (like those on samsung tabs)?

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