Skip to main content

GameStop's Android Tablets Arrive in Stores

GameStop announced its intentions to become a technology company way back in April, and in early September, GameStop president Tony Bartel revealed that the company had already chosen a third party tablet to sell as its own gaming tablet. "I don't see any need to create a new one with the three hundred or so on the market already," Bartel told GamesIndustry at the time. "We have a refurbishment center and we can bring in the product and preload certain games onto it. It's an Android device. We definitely have selected one," he added.

Today, that tablet, or should we say those tablets, hit GameStop stores. Engadget reports that 200 of the retailer's brick-and-mortar locations are now selling a selection of Android-based tablets from Acer, Asus, Motorola and Samsung. All running Honeycomb, the devices cost the same as if you were to buy them anywhere else but come loaded with seven free games. The Galaxy Tab 10.1 and the Acer Iconia A100 will also come bundled with GameStop's new Bluetooth controller, which is worth $39 by itself.

Head on over to GameStop.com/tablets to have a gawk at their selection.