Dec 07, 2012– London, UK (Techreleased) –ARCHOS, an award-winning innovator in consumer electronics, announces the retail availability of the highly anticipated GamePad, a new type of tablet that combines gaming controls with Android for a full tablet and gaming experience in one. Gamers will not only have access to all their favourite games, they will also have access to email, Internet, apps and more through one device. A thin and light Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device, the Gamepad also features full access to Google Play and Google Mobile Services and is available for £129.99 starting from 6th of December from the ARCHOS online store.
“Android device users spend more than 9 hours a month gaming on their devices and yet are not completely satisfied with the touch-screen experience,” says Henri Crohas, Founder and CEO of ARCHOS. “We feel this area of gaming is proven and will continue to grow. With the introduction of the GamePad we are uniquely positioned to feed the demand of gamers who want a better gaming experience on a tablet.”
The GamePad features a 16 million color, seven inch, five point capacitive, 1024 x 600 pixel screen, physical control buttons and analogue sticks. The Google certified tablet has full access to Google Play for the tens of thousands of games available and runs a 1.6 GHz dual-core processor combined with a Mali 400mp quad-core GPU.
By combining the GamePad’s 14 physical buttons and dual analog thumb-sticks with the revolutionary ARCHOS game mapping tool (exclusive to ARCHOS), the GamePad brings the physical aspect back to the gaming experience. In addition, at only 10 mm (0.3 inch) thin and with a weight of 330g (0.7 lbs), the ARCHOS GamePad is the perfect on-the-go gaming console.
REVOLUTIONARY MAPPING TOOL
How Thanks to the revolutionary ARCHOS mapping tool, even back catalog games that weren’t made for physical controls can work with the physical controls of the ARCHOS GamePad; ‘map’ any on-screen virtual control to the physical controls of the GamePad for hundreds of games within the tool or use its drag-and-drop interface to ‘map’ any game in seconds.
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.
FEATURES & SPECS
- Operating System: Google Certified Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
- Smooth Gaming Experience with 3D Graphics: Quad-core Mali 400 MP GPU paired with a 1.6GHz Dual-core CPU.
- Memory: 8GB of internal memory with microSD slot or up to 64GB of additional space.
Mini-HDMI: Use the mini-HDMI port to connect the GamePad to your TV for a big screen viewing experience. Google Play: 700,000 apps and games and includes DRM support for downloading books, magazines, music, movies and TV shows. ARCHOS Media Center applications: tailor made apps for video and music that include metadata scraping, auto-subtitles and of course, the best format and codec support around including 1080p video decoding.