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GameStop's Upcoming Android Tablet 74

Posted by Soulskill
from the does-the-world-need-this-thing dept.
An anonymous reader writes "GameStop has confirmed rumors that it is planning to jump into the tablet market with a device dedicated to gaming. '[GameStop President Tony Bartel said] this week that Android was capable of running what he called a "GameStop-certified gaming platform" and that GameStop would be self-branding existing tablet hardware built by an unspecified third-party manufacturer. ... GameStop will sell its gaming tablet alongside consoles and handheld gaming devices from Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, and others, he said.' There's no release date yet, but the device is currently being tested by consumers. It will apparently ship with its own wireless controller."
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GameStop's Upcoming Android Tablet

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  • Re:GameStop (Score:5, Interesting)

    by ozmanjusri (601766) <(aussie_bob) (at) (hotmail.com)> on Tuesday September 13, 2011 @01:56AM (#37383724) Journal

    It rhymes with flop.

    This one may flop, but it won't take long for someone to make one work. The cost of building these tablets is falling fast, while the capability of the hardware is ramping up with similar velocity. Screen size won't be a problem for long - I already hook up my Asus tablet to an external keyboard, mouse and HDMI out (to a full size monitor) when I'm doing office work on it. It feels light and responsive as it is, so the new quad core versions should fly.

    There's plenty of good looking games in Tegra Zone too, and I have no doubt that's just scratching the surface of what'll be available soon enough.

    It's a great thing that the computing world is finally routing around the damage that is Microsoft's desktop computing monopoly. It's well past time we had some real innovation in the field.

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