7-Inch Wikipad Android Gaming Tablet Launching This Spring

After delaying the launch of their original 10-inch device, Wikipad today announced that a smaller, 7-inch version of the Android 4.1 tablet/game controller combo will be released this spring for $249.

"We wanted to get Wikipad into our community’s hands and what we found was that the smaller 7" form factor just seemed right," said Fraser Townley, President of Sales, Wikipad, Inc. "The smaller frame delivers an aggressive price while keeping the same amazing specs."

The 7-inch model packs the same Nvidia Tegra 3 processor as it's bigger brother, but the smaller form factor brings in a 7-inch IPS display. Improvements have also been made to the dual-analog sticks "to ensure lightning-fast response times and the best gaming experience possible," said Wikipad.

The 10-inch Wikipad was originally supposed to launch through GameStop back on October 31st. However, the release was delayed as the company discovered a "last minute opportunity to enhance the Wikipad bundle." According to Engadget, Wikipad's display supplier later discontinued the screen it was going to use, causing further production delays. Thankfully, the 10-inch Wikipad is still on the way, though no specific release date has been confirmed.

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