Gamers looking for a new mobile gaming device should take a look at the new Archos GamePad, a new type of tablet that features physical gaming button controls and a full Android 4.1 Jelly Bean-powered tablet with full access to Google Play and Google Mobile Services. According to Archos, the GamePad also offers unique mapping software that allows you to link the virtual controls of any game to physical controls.
The thin and light GamePad measures 10 mm (0.3 inch) thin and weighs 330g (0.7 lbs). It also features a 16-million-color, seven-inch, five-point capacitive, 1024 x 600 pixel screen. The Archos GamePad is now available in Europe for 149.99€ and it will hit retail in North American in Q1 2013..
GamePad features and 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 PlayTM: 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.