Archos has confirmed that the GamePad will be coming to the United States early next year. Gamers who can't wait for the U.S. release of the 150 Euro (about $194) device can fly over the Atlantic Ocean as the device is now available in key markets in Europe. The GamePad is a 7-inch Android tablet with a set of action buttons and dual analog and dual analog sticks on the sides, plus a key mapping tool that allows non-optimized games to work with the controllers. The GamePad is popular with gamers as Archos.com's initial stock sold out in just a few hours, with the next delivery on the 18th of the month, according to Archos' Facebook page.
What Else You Need To Know
- The GamePad features decent specs: 7-inch touchscreen with resolution of 1024 by 600 pixels, dual-core 1.6GHz Cortex-A9 processor with quad-core Mali 400 GPU and 1GB of RAM, front-facing camera, 8GB of storage, microSD slot, Wi-Fi-only connectivity, and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system.
- France-based Archos has not announced pricing of the gaming tablet in the U.S.
The specs are pretty good, Archos have made the interesting choice of not specifying a Tegra 3 Processor and only having 8GB internal memory may hinder how many huge games you can install at once.- James Pearce, CoolSmartPhone
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The price for all this on the move gaming goodness? Just £130/$208 from Archos in the UK, the same price as the first Amazon Kindle Fire and £30 less than the basic Nexus 7. Read more: http://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/the-archos-gamepad-an-android-gaming-tablet-goes-on-sale/#ixzz2EOdLt6Oi Follow us: @digitaltrends on Twitter | digitaltrendsftw on Facebook
Archos GamePad Gaming Tablet Now up for Sale in Europe
The Play Store is obviously supported and there’s an exclusive game mapping tool available. Pair this up with a PlayStation, Sega or NES emulator and you’re set for long hours of fun.
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The specs are pretty good, Archos have made the interesting choice of not specifying a Tegra 3 Processor and only having 8GB internal memory may hinder how many huge games you can install at once.
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The mapping profile for each game is automatically saved so whenever that game is launched in the future, the ARCHOS game-mapping tool will automatically load the corresponding mapping profile.
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