I’m sure you’ve heard about the Wikipad gaming tablet by now, but what you didn’t know is that the 10.1 inch Android slate is priced at $500. Now the Wikipad CEO James Bower defended his company’s product in a recent interview with Engadget. Frankly speaking, the price is a bit steep, if you ask me, especially considering a Nexus 7 is only $199…

The 10.1 inch tablet is the first product that Wikipad brings to the market, said consummate salesman and Wikipad CEO James Bower. He also claims that they’ve self funded the whole idea, so there’s no sponsor money or venture capitalist contribution. The idea here is that you get a powerful Android 10.1 inch tablet with a gaming controls attached to it, a proprietary and removable gamepad. The product has gone a long way since its unveiling at CES 2012 and the device is the creation of approximately 80 people who contributed to its making.

Bower thinks that if one is ready to spend $249 for the PS Vita and $499 for the iPad, it’s better to actually get a Wikipad for $499. The device will be available in silver/back, it runs Android 4.0.3 and has a 4 core CPU, 2 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage, microSD card slot, optional 3G and a HDMI port. Decent sales are expected in the holiday season.

  • DeianStancu

    Basically it’s a tablet with a very expensive docking, a gaming one.