Friday, January 13, 2012

Glasses free 3d Android with gaming controls … Welcome to the Wikipad

In another direction completely, for anyone who thinks the JXD S7100 is the ideal size, then you might be drooling over this one:



WikiPad has made a splash at this year's CES with its WikiPad:3D — an 8-inch glasses-free 3D tablet running Android 4.0.3. It's being built by Gadmei, with the software build being named "Gadmei ICS," and the developer kit (as shown in the gallery below) isstrikingly similar to the T863 we saw a couple of days ago. In practice, the tablet's slick and responsive, and though the final specs are undecided it's currently powered by a single-core 1.2GHz processor with 2GB RAM and 8GB storage, along with an unknown GPU. In regular use, the 1280 x 800 display looks great — it's bright and clear with rich colors — though it suffers from being highly reflective, and is a magnet for fingerprints.

Although the tablet plays back 1080p 3D content smoothly, there's a noticeable ghosting of images as soon as you move your head away from the polarizer's sweet spot, meaning that sharing your movie with someone else could be difficult. WikiPad is also showing off a gaming grip accessory for the tablet which adds dual analog controls, shoulder buttons, and the standard four face buttons which connects via the microUSB port. We also noticed an app for OnLive rival Gaikai, suggesting that content partnerships are well underway. Pricing's still undecided, though the company's aiming for a $249 bundle of the tablet and controller by the time it reaches stores in March.

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