French company Bigben is taking a page out of the Wikipad playbook and launching a new Android tablet designed for gaming. It features a detachable game controller that gives you D-pads and other buttons for controlling games on the tablet without tapping on the screen and covering up the action with your fingers.
It’s called the GameTab-One, and it features a 7 inch display and Rockchip RK3188 quad-core processor.
With that CPU, the tablet should offer decent performance. But overall the GameTab-One has the specs of a mid-range or low-end tablet, not a top tier device.
It features a 1024 x 600 pixel TFT display with limited viewing angles, a 5-point capactive toucshcreen, a 1W speaker, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and 16GB of storage. It does have 2GB of RAM though, which is more than you’ll find on most tablets in this class.
The tablet runs Android 4.2 Jelly Bean, supports HDMI output, and has a 3-axis tilt sensor.
There’s no word on if or when this tablet will be outside of France, and I suspect that the design isn’t exclusive to Bigben. Don’t be surprised if we see other companies offer gaming tablets with similar hardware.
1024 x 600 TFT in 2014 = DOA.
It’s a pretty lame looking tablet, but then again, Nintendo’s getting $129 for the 2DS, and this has at least double the CPU power, 16 times the RAM, a far more capable touchscreen with over 5 times the pixels of both 2DS screens combined and certainly no worse a viewing angle than the more expensive 3DS, and a second analog stick.
Not that people buying game consoles for their kids care about specs, but if they built and priced this right, it wouldn’t be the same crushing blow when the kids open it on xmas morning that they’d get from, say, JXD’s earlier PSP knockoffs. Especially if Bigben leaves all the emulators that the Chinese manufacturer will have installed intact.
Theres going to be a flood of these this fall for the iPad Mini when iOS 7 releases with controller support.
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