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Razer says that the tablet is running Windows 7 at CES, but will adopt a customized version of Android or perhaps Windows 8 when (and if) it comes to market.
As well as packing a powerful punch, the tablet comes with dual-joystick control, Dolby 7.1 surround sound, Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n and Bluetooth 3.0. The slate, which is the first tablet to be THX-certified, also features front and rear facing cameras.
Razer stressed that the tablet is only a prototype at this stage, but hopes to have a tablet based on the Project Fiona concept available on the market in Q4 for the rather hefty cost of $1,000.
'This first-of-its-kind PC gaming tablet with integrated dual controllers is definitely not for playing casual games about unhappy birds or zombie-killing flora,' said a Razer spokesman, in one of the more colourful statements during CES.
Razer has a fine history in the portable gaming arena, and showcased the Switchblade gaming laptop concept at last year’s show. This design was developed into the Blade laptop, with the firm expecting to take orders for the device later this month.
Should the Project Fiona make it to market, the tablet could offer considerable competition to Sony's PS Vita gaming tablet, while also potentially challenging the nature of casual and console gaming.
This thing is a beast! Check it running skyrim folks!
iPads have 3G like iPhones (that's why everyone raves about the iPhone and noone talks about the iPod Touch) and either way playing streaming games over 3G and over Wifi isn't going to work well. As far as I recall OnLive for instance requires a wired connection.
One of the reasons iPads are portable is one of the reasons it's not a fun gaming device.. no buttons. and while the 2nd half of that statement is arguable I maintain the no buttons helps a LOT in making such a large device considered "portable".
so it's the same as the E3 presentation.. ok nothing new then.
My remarks on the WiiU were based on the numerous (and i'm backlogged in podcast so i'm still hearing them) complaints/comments about that WiiU video and how journalists were confused about the tablet controller. Apparently most gamejournos are complete morons and see a tablet assume it is it's own computer and the first thing they all ask is why does it have to be tied to the Wii?
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