Wikipad suffers sudden, indefinite delay

The game-focused Wikipad tablet has missed its intended launch date at US retailer GameStop.

The device looks to differentiate itself from its competitors by including a detachable gamepad. However, Wikipad’s makers have said they pulled the product due to a last minute opportunity to enhance” it. No new launch date has been offered.

GameStop has also stopped taking pre-orders for the machine.

The official statement published by Kotaku reads: The Wikipad team has been relentlessly working with our manufacturers and partners to perfect the Wikipad bundle to ensure our first product is the best tablet and entertainment experience at launch. There is a last minute opportunity to enhance the Wikipad bundle as well as a minor refinement needed to ensure our first customers are completely satisfied with the Wikipad.

We have informed our retail partners about this delay. For those who pre-ordered the Wikipad at GameStop through today October 31st, we will deliver the refined and upgraded bundles as well as a special bonus gift with the pre-order.

We are very eager to deliver the Wikipad experience and are passionate about excellence. We apologize for this delay and want you to know that we are committed to bringing you the very best, high-end gaming tablet possible. We are in the final stage and will be announcing the new date soon.”

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