Back in August, Archos announced its then-upcoming GamePad, a tablet which looks to "revolutionize" gaming on Android. Featuring built-in physical game controls and custom button mapping software, the GamePad removes the need for touch controls, giving mobile gaming a more console-like feel, while its 7" display still keeps it portable enough to toss in your bag and take on-the-go. And now, it's finally available.
The GamePad is on sale in Europe for 149.99€, with North American availability coming in early 2013. The GP features some fairly decent specs, which should make for a solid gaming experience:
- 7" 1024x600 display
- 1.6GHz dual-core processor, with Mali 400 MP GPU
- 8GB onboard storage with microSD card slot and support for up to 64GB of additional space
- miniHDMI out
- Android 4.1
At this time, there's no official word on North American pricing, but we'll keep you posted as soon as more information becomes available.