Archos announced back near the end of August that they had been developing a gaming centric Android tablet which would inadvertently be in direct competition with Wikipad's upcoming gaming tablet offering. The Archos GamePad has now gotten a hands-on fondling by the folks at ARMdevices.net, giving us a pretty good view of the upcoming 7" gaming themed tablet.
For those of you out there who are fans of HTC and were hoping that there would be future tablets coming to the market here in the U.S. for you to buy, HTC has announced some bad news for you. According to the online communications manager for HTC, Jeff Gordon, the company will be pulling out of the tablet market in the U.S. which means no more HTC tablets here.
Last week Amazon unveiled a whole new line-up of tablets that are the second generation of the Kindle Fire and along with their announcement, Amazon said that two of the tablets would begin shipping out today. The new Kindle Fire HD line was actually fairly big, coming with a variety of models depending on what you wanted, whether it is a smaller 7" tablet, a bigger 8.9" WiFi version or even an 4G/LTE edition of the 8.9" tablet. Well for those of you who pre-ordered the 7" variety of the Kindle Fire HD, those units begin shipping out today.
Finally some solid news about the Wikipad and its release date, at least for when it goes on say at Gamestop. The Wikipad, as you may or may not know, is a gaming focus Android tablet with detachable gaming controls you can add to the side of the tablet. It provides a full set of gaming controls so you can play games using actual physical controls.
Today Amazon held their press event in which they announced a new eReader along with a whole new line of Android Kindle Fire tablets. The new line of tablets, dubbed the Kindle Fire HD, comes in four different flavors depending on what your needs/desires are. There is the 7" Kindle Fire HD WiFi, 8.9" Kindle Fire HD WiFi, 8.9" Kindle Fire HD 4G/LTE. Along with those three tablets, the Kindle Fire 2 tablet was also announced.
The recently leaked Xperia Tablet that will be coming from Sony has been officially announced during Sony's press event as IFA 2012 starts up today. The 9.4" Tegra 3 quad-core tablet was leaked out back in July of this year and looked pretty promising back then. Now we have a full rundown of the specs it will be coming with.
Archos is looking to take a piece of the Android gaming pie, at least in terms of hardware, and in the process will end up being the direct competitor of the Wikipad gaming tablet with Archos' newly announced GamePad tablet. This Ice Cream Sandwich powered tablet will feature a full set of gaming controls, attached to either side of the tablet.
The new Google Nexus 7 tablet surprised me much more than I thought it would. I’ve played with Android tablets before and even own an iPad, but I have never spent much time with one of the seven inch models. As soon as you take the 7 out of the box, plug it in and turn it on you’re in familiar territory. At the same time, the feel and responsiveness of the device is a bit shocking.
Sony seems to have sprung a bit of a leak today and it appears this leak deals with a new Xperia branded tablet and it looks pretty promising. This new Sony tablet looks like it will be the next gen device for the company over their previous two tablets and will come sporting a Tegra 3 chipset.
The Wikipad gaming tablet is something we have been keeping our eye on ever since we checked it out at CES 2012. Slowly since then the tablet has been evolving with the addition of full gaming controls that attach to the side of the tablet and then Gaikai being integrated onto the device right out of the box.
PC gamers are cured with the want, and need, to have the latest and greatest hardware to fulfill their gaming needs to have the best performance and graphics. We can start saying the same thing is true for mobile gamers now that we have multi-core devices with HD capable screens, peripherals geared for mobile gaming and so on.