ARCHOS GamePad Available
The first true Android games console, the ARCHOS GamePad combines powerful
tablet hardware with revolutionary gaming software.
December 6, 2012
Denver, CO – December 6th, 2012 - ARCHOS, announces the retail availability of the highly anticipated
GamePad, a new type of tablet that combines physical gaming button controls and an ARCHOS patented
mapping tool with a full AndroidTM-powered tablet experience. Bringing physical buttons and analog
thumb-sticks to mobile gaming, the ARCHOS GamePad blends power with unique mapping software that
allows you to link the virtual controls of any game to physical controls. A thin and light Android 4.1 Jelly
Bean device, the GamePad also features full access to Google PlayTM and Google Mobile Services and is
now available in Europe for 149.99€ with a North American release scheduled for early Q1 2013.
“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.”
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. Adding to the experience is the 16 million color, seven inch, five point capacitive,
1024 x 600 pixel screen. 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
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 Dualcore 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.
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