Wikipad drops from $250 to $200

Wikipad 7, the Android gaming tablet with attachable controller, now costs $200 in the US, down from its $250 launch price. So far, Best Buy offers the updated price, and other retailers are expected to follow suit soon, along with stores in other regions around the world.

Wikipad 7 includes the Android Jelly Bean OS, 16GB memory with a slot to add 32GB more, and more than 250 games in the store (no, Wikipedia is not one of them). See a list of controller-supported games here.

Wikipad launched in the US in June 2013, after a delay from October 2012. In February 2013, the Wikipad team dropped plans for a $500, 10-inch tablet to make the cheaper, 7-inch model on the market now.
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$199 Price Point Provides Gamers the Ultimate Android Tablet Optimized for Games

Wikipad, Inc. ( today announced a new price for the Wikipad 7" gaming tablet. Now priced at $199, Wikipad 7" is the only tablet to possess both the unique combination of a console quality gaming experience with the functionality and portability of a high end tablet thanks to its award-winning and patented detachable dual-analog controller.

The Wikipad 7" also announced that touch games can now be mapped to a controller eliminating one of the limitations of mobile games in that games often have control schemes not suited for touch screen play. Aptly named Wikipad Controller Assistant, users can now transform ordinary touchscreen controls of virtually any Android game into extraordinary gaming experiences using Wikipad's gamepad mapper and patented gamepad controller. Content is king and Wikipad 7" offers a complete ransom of software riches such as Madfinger Games' Dead Trigger 2 and titles from amazing partners such as Google Play from Google Mobile Services, PlayStation®Mobile games from Sony Computer Entertainment Inc., and TegraZone – NVIDIA's free app that highlights the best games optimized for the Tegra processor.

When the gamepad controller is detached, Wikipad's sleek design and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system provide gamers with power, speed and functionality necessary for surfing the web, watching the latest YouTube sensation, tweeting, checking Facebook status, Netflix and enjoying all the latest films, books, magazines and music. Fans can even use dongles such as Google Chromecast to stream content direct from Wikipad 7" to their TV.

Wikipad 7" comes standard with 16 GB memory and possess an additional micro SD slot to support a further 32 GB of storage together with micro USB, GPS, accelerometer and gyroscope. The tablets ultra-light, super thin chassis stands optimized for cloud gaming with a 12 core Nvidia GPU. With an aspect ratio of 16:10, a 2-mega-pixel front facing camera the Wikipad 7" gaming tablet offers true widescreen HD display and HDMI out.

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This article was originally published on Joystiq.