After an aborted launch last Halloween, the WikiPad Android gaming tablet looks ready to finally hit the market. So says WikiPad Inc., anyway, who this morning declared that its unique gaming device will finally hit shelves this coming Tuesday, June 11 (aka the first official day of E3).
This new model, which came to light this past February, has the same core features as the 10-inch model -- removable standalone Android … Read more
The idea of taking notes on a smartphone hardly seems new, but this app adds a twist. With WikiPad the user is able to create subsections through a simple process while taking notes. The app enables the user to create a Wikipedia-style database, where one note leads into several other notes. This is a fairly original idea and there are few if any applications that serve this function. While the idea is fantastic and the program does exactly what it claims, the execution needs some work.
WikiPad takes up very little memory in both usage and storage. It also downloads … Read more
A Wikipad representative came by CNET's New York office in September for a hands-on with its Android-powered gaming tablet. The Wikipad left us with a generally positive impression, even if its $500 price tag seemed high. But although the device seemed relatively polished barely a month ago, Wikipad, Inc. announced a delay for its eponymous tablet yesterday. It was supposed to hit stores on October 31.
The company cited "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" in a … Read more
Upstart indie game company Ouya has made serious waves with its self-titled game console. The under-development system wants to be an open gaming platform, built around freemium games running on Nvidia's Tegra3 platform. According to the project's popular Kickstarter page, the Ouya will cost $99, but won't be ready until at least March 2013.
Despite the hype, however, there are some serious questions about whether the game industry can support another living room console, and whether gamers are looking for more set-top boxes to plug into their TVs.