Wikipad Begins Accepting Pre-Orders Again, Revises Gaming Tablet, Will Keep Gaikai Platform Support

The Playstation certified Wikipad gaming tablet has been radically changed and has once again began accepting pre-orders at Gamestop locations around the country.

The 10.1-inch tablet will now feature a 1.4GHz Tegra 3 processor that is powered alongside 1GB or RAM. Customers will also be able to choose between 16GB and 32GB options, while both devices have a MicroSD card slot for added storage.

Wikipad has also announced that it will retain rights to use the Gaikai platform, despite the face that Sony recently purchased Gaikai. According to Wikipad CEO James Bower in an interview with The Verge:

“The tablet is optimized for the Gaikai platform, so we’re expecting good things in the future.”

Gamestop is also working to port over traditional game publishers to the Google Android 4.1 based tablet.

The Wikipad comes equipped with a detachable controller that offers standard Dp-Pad and analog sticks. According to the manufacturer the control has been “perfectly balanced” for long playing sections.

The tablets 10.1-inch IPS screen also provides 1280×800 pixels of resolution.

Customers looking to pre-order the Wikipad gaming tablet can head over to their local GameStop store. The tablet is pretty expensive at $499 and will start shipping on October 31.

GameStop is no stranger to selling tablet devices, many of which is purchases at a used device discount from customers. While GameStop has sold gaming tablets in the past those devices were simply loaded with several games and did not feature the type of gamepad and platform integration offered by the Wikipad.

Will you be running out to purchase the Wikipad?