If we had a penny for every Wikipad release date story online we'd be swimming like Scrooge McDuck right now. Finally we've been told an official UK release date of 27 September for the £250 Wikipad gaming tablet.

So if you're an avid Android gamer but can't stand the lack of proper controls on your tablet or phone, you're about to be freed up. The Tegra 3 toting tablet slides into a dual-analogue controller case that lets you game with console controller accuracy. That means bumper, action and trigger buttons designed for comfortable gaming.

You shouldn't be short of power either with the Nvidia Tegra 3 sporting a quad-core processor with a 12-core GPU. It's a bit dated now with the Tegra 4 taking the limelight but it should still provide plenty of power for all the Android games out there.

And the 16:10 touch capacity 7in HD display will make it an immersive experience – even more so if you use the HDMI output to game on your TV. Ideal if you're playing a 3D game on your 3D TV - yes it can do that too.

With Android OS, 16GB onboard storage and SD expansion for a further 32GB, you're getting a full-strength tablet as well as a gaming station for your money.

Check back early next week for our full Wikipad review.

Luke Edwards

Luke has been touching up tech, and writing, for over a decade across FHM, Stuff, T3 and Shortlist to name a few. With an MA and NCTJs in journalism and an unquenchable love of gadgets, no tech escapes his digits. If you notice comic book, film and adventure sport references in his copy, don't fret, he's obsessed with those too.

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