Announced by ARCHOS exactly 3 months ago, the GamePad Android portable game console still hasn’t hit the shelves. Pixmania online shop in France had the GamePad in pre-order with a release date of November 23 which hasn’t been met and the product is actually not listed anymore on their web pages. A French e-tailer specialized in gaming jeuxvideoandco.com has recently changed the release date to early 2013, while ARCHOS is just giving some vague information on their Facebook.
ARCHOS Facebook comments on GamePad availabilityEarlier this week, ARCHOS commented on their Facebook page to clarify about the situation about some rumours on potential copyright problems with the name GamePad (also used on latest Nintendo Wii U console) They also gave a vague update on the product release in the “next couple of weeks”.
“Everyone, chill out. There are no copyrighting problems on the name GamePad. The Archos GamePad will be releasing in the next couple of weeks. We decided to hold the launch to squash some last software bugs.”
ARCHOS GamePad specifications
|Operating System||Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean)|
|CPU||ARM Cortex A9
Rockchip RK3066 CPU @ 1.5 Ghz
Integrated GPU: Quad-Core Mali-400
|Flash Storage Memory||Capacity: 8 GB|
|System Memory||1024 Mb|
|Additional storage||Micro SD slot (SDXC compatible up to 64GB)|
|Display||1024×600 Expected (TBC)
|Wifi||802.11 b/g/n (TBC)|
|Android Market / Google Play||Yes|
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