Wikipad due in northern spring, drops three inches

Friday, 8 February 2013 01:05 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Wikipad, an Android tablet tailor-made for gaming, has popped back up after months of silence, but seems to have shrunk a bit in the meantime.

MTV Multiplayer reports the device should be in stores in northern spring, and will retail for $249.

It’s changed a bit since we last saw it, though; once a strapping 10″, the IPS display now measures 7″, and the system’s twin analog sticks have been improved. Otherwise, its specs are unchanged; it still boasts a Tegra 3 processor.

“We wanted to get Wikipad into our community‚Äôs hands and what we found was that the smaller 7″ form factor just seemed right,” Wikipad executive Fraser Townley said.

“The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs.”

Wikipad had been expected in early November but was delayed at very short notice for “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”.