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Android Wikipad hand-held gaming device to launch soon

The Ouya Android gaming console is a creative idea, but can it compete with the Wikipad Android hand-held?

A few companies have been working on an Android-based video game device, and accompany the recently announced Ouya Android gaming console; the Wikipad will be a hand-held 10.1’’ tablet with detachable control triggers. 

Technically the Wikipad will be like any other Android tablet with the exception that it comes with physical control triggers on both sides. 

It may not stand out as an Android tablet on its own, but perhaps the specs may help the Wikipad gain some attention in the growing tablet market.  The Wikipad will boast an IPS display with a 1280 x 800 resolution, NVIDIA's Tegra 3 T30 quad-core clocked at 1.4GHz, 1 GB DDR2 RAM, 16 GB of internal storage, a 23-46Wh battery pack, and will weigh about 560 grams.

For picture taking and video recording need, the Wikipad will have an 8 MP rear camera, and a 2 MP front-facing camera.  Additionally, Google’s latest Android Jelly Bean will be the OS of choice out of the box. 

If the Wikipad comes with a display-out port (i.e., HDMI), then it may as well be an Ouya with a 10.1’’ screen.  And if Android tablet makers decide to make gaming controllers for their tablets, then we will have huge selection of Android gaming devices.

Images: Venture Beat

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