WikiPad Tablet Marries 3D Screen, Gaming Dock


So far, we’ve seen manufacturers at the CES show off Android tablets that have quad-core chips, that feature HD displays, and dock with smartphones. The latest to catch our eye has a few unique hardware features of its own, which together may be able to help it become one of the stand-out tablets for gaming.

The highlight of the WikiPad, currently being demonstrated at the CES, is arguably its eight-inch screen with not only an impressive 1080p resolution, but with autostereoscopic abilities, as well.

We don’t recall seeing anyone else trying to adapt the sort of no-glasses-required 3D display used in the likes of the LG Optimus 3D and HTC EVO 3D for a screen the size of a tablet. The technology certainly exists – autostereoscopic displays the size of televisions have been produced – but we’ve yet to see it adopted by a tablet.

The other interesting feature of this Ice Cream Sandwich tablet is a custom controller dock which gives the tablet some gaming controls that would put the Xperia Play to shame; besides buttons and a D-pad, the dock has two analog thumbsticks.

All this sounds impressive enough on paper, but will it make a dent in either the Android or mobile gaming communities? That’s a tall order for an unknown manufacturer, and will demand some stand-out games to show off the platform. Pricing and some crucial hardware details are missing, but we may hear more soon, as the plan is to get the WikiPad into stores sometime this spring.

Source: WikiPad

Via: Androinica

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