When a reader is interested something really good, it seems very bookstore should have a piece of action. It mostly started with the Amazon Kindle. The same sort of thing is happening with tablets now too, but we’ve got an improbable entry coming down the raceway: GameStop, tablet technology in gaming.
It makes perfect sense for HTC and Samsung to get involved with tablets, But GameStop a video game retailer is working on its own branded gaming tablet devices using touch and play technology interface. This could be a similar approach to something like the Xperia Play, which ties in with Sony’s PlayStation business. GameStop sees an opportunity and wants to strike the pan while it’s still hot. They’ve already get their hands on digital distro service Impulse and game streamer Spawn Labs, both of which point toward that kind of possibility.
The Android world is already quite segmented, so why not add more fuel to the flame by opening up a GameStop branding online store for tablet games? If Amazon can try to compete with Android Market, why GameStop wouldn’t try that route too. This way, they don’t have to mess with the added barriers of supporting their own hardware. In any case, the rumour says that the GameStop gaming tablet is due for release by the end of the year.