[Techtaffy Newsdesk]

The GamePad from ARCHOS, an Android tablet that combines physical gaming button controls and a patented mapping tool, is now available. The 16-million-color, seven-inch, five-point capacitive, 1024 x 600 pixel screen tablet is 0.3 inch thin and weighs of  0.7 lbs.

Bringing physical buttons and analog thumb-sticks to mobile gaming, the GamePad blends mapping software that allows you to link the virtual controls of any game to physical controls. An Android 4.1 Jelly Bean device, the GamePad also features full access to Google Play  and Google Mobile Services and is now available in Europe for $149.99 with a North American release scheduled for early Q1 2013.

Features:

  • Operating System: Google Certified Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
  • Quad-core Mali 400 MP GPU paired with a 1.6GHz Dual-core CPU
  • 8GB of internal memory with microSD slot or up to 64GB of additional space
  • Use the mini-HDMI port to connect the GamePad to your TV for a big screen viewing experience

Developers interested in getting their current and upcoming games mapped for the ARCHOS GamePad can contact [email protected].