GameStop is considering either partnering with an OEM to build a tablet, or creating its own. According to Gamestop boss Tony Bartel, the association is still determining in between building the own line-up or regulating an existent pattern from an OEM, depending on the strength of the gaming knowledge as well as the coherence in regulating the Bluetooth-connected controller.
Last week, GameStop announced two acquisitions: Spawn Labs, a streaming technology company, and Impulse, a subsidiary of Stardock Systems and a leader in digital distribution (think alternative to Steam). If the retailer could leverage these technologies on an upcoming tablet, it would certainly have some potential. That being said, the tablet market is going to become quickly saturated with a variety of options, and many are going to get axed very quickly.