We’ve known about GameStop’s plans to develop a tablet for a while now. The company is creating a GameStop branded tablet that is meant to capitalize on the growing trend of mobile gaming. The tablet will be based on the Android operating system, but it isn’t known which Andriod tablet GameStop has chosen.
Speaking to GamesIndustry, GameStop president Tony Bartel revealed that the GameStop certified tablet won’t be a totally new device. GameStop has decided on the tablet’s model and will sell the device in its stores.
“I don’t see any need to create a new one with the three hundred or so on the market already,” Bartel said. “We have a refurbishment centre and we can bring in the product and preload certain games onto it. It’s an Android device.”
Although GameStop isn’t announcing which existing Android tablet it will use, it is convinced this tablet will provide the best gaming experience. Tablets that are powered by NVIDIA’s Tegra 2 processors tend to be good for gaming, so chances are GameStop’s tablet will house that chipset.
GameStop will make the tablet more gaming oriented by creating a controller that works best with the tablet. GameStop is working with developers to create games that can be used with the controller.
GameStop will also stream games to the tablet using technology from Spawn Labs. The details of that process are still a mystery for now.