Revamped Wikipad tablet specs revealed

Posted by Shane McGlaun

Back in July of 2012, the 10.1-inch Wikipad tablet was first unveiled to an eager tech and geek audience.

The tablet boasted a 10.1-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800, along with an Nvidia Tegra 3 quad core processor, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, an eight-megapixel rear camera and two-megapixel front camera.

If you were searching couch cushions, digging up the funds to purchase your own Wikipad, you were probably as disappointed as we were when the tablet was delayed. As you may recall, word of the delay surfaced on November 1 after the tablet had been up for pre-order at $499 since September of 2012.

Today we have more details on when you be able to purchase that tablet. In fact, there now detailed specs for two different tablets. The new tablet is a smaller seven-inch version (PDF) promising the same powerful hardware inside at a cheaper price tag of $249. The seven-inch tablet promises to launch in the spring and will be powered by the Tegra 3 chipset, 1 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, and offers a two-megapixel front camera. The smaller seven-inch screen has a resolution of 1280 x 800 just as the original promised.

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

If you're bummed that the screen size shrunk, have no fear, as the good news is that 10-inch version is still coming, we just don't know when. The company says that in addition to making the smaller version of the tablet, it refined the dual-analog stick controller for better response times. The tablet also has a microSD card slot supporting up to 32 GB of additional storage.