If you’re simply not satisfied with the gaming experience on your current Android powered tablet or phone, the new Archos GamePad might catch your attention. It features dedicated physical control buttons and analog sticks which work with Archos’ patented automatic game recognition and mapping tools and it’s already compatible with more than 1,000 of the more advanced Android games.
The Archos GamePad is powered by a dual-core 1.5 GHz processor paired with a Mali 400MP quad-core GPU, a 7-inch capacitive display, 8GB of internal storage, microSD card slot (up to 64GB), WiFi and mini-HDMI connectivity. While the Archos GamePad may only be running on Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich), it is a Google certified device which mean user have full access to Google Play and Google’s full suite of Android applications.
Archos plans on making the GamePad available in late October for less than 150€ (roughly $190). Would you rather have an Android powered mobile gaming device for less than $200 or would you pay a slight premium for Sony’s or Nintendo’s mobile gaming systems?