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WikiPad delayed, new launch date expected “soon”

Thursday, 1st November 2012 00:22 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Gaming tablet WikiPad has suffered a last minute delay, missing its planned launch in the US today.

In a press release, WikiPad said the delay was caused by “a last minute opportunity to enhance the Wikipad bundle as well as a minor refinement needed to ensure our first customers are completely satisfied with the Wikipad”.

Retailers were advised of the delay earlier, and WikiPad noted specifically that those who pre-ordered through GameStop will receive a bonus gift with their purchase. GameStop pre-orders have been frozen for now.

“We are in the final stage and will be announcing the new date soon,” the company promised.

WikiPad is a Tegra 3-powered Android gaming tablet with a removable, control-pad like shell. It costs $500, and has support for Gaikai, Onlive and PlayStation Mobile in addition to standard Android services like Google Play.

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  1. Lightmanone

    Wow, a new piece of hardware that has been delayed. That never happened before. oh wait….

    This might be really negative of me, but why do I get the feeling that, when this piece will finally do come out, it will be “old” by modern standards (it’s sad that it goes so fast nowadays.. but still)

    Oh well. I guess we will have to see. I for one am not really waiting for this. Right now there isn’t a single game on a mobile that actually would work better with buttons. Simply because there are not really being made for..

    I do think that in the near future, hardware buttons, once again will become important.. Or hardware kind ;) (neuro maybe even. but that is 20 years from now ;) )

    #1 2 years ago
  2. Canalla

    It’s a good idea, but I think I’ll stick to my jxd5110s, its just plain awesome… and cheaper :P

    I’ll just keep my $500 for next gen consoles

    #2 2 years ago