[CES 2012] Last November, we talked about Gametel’s Bluetooth gamepad delivering a console-like gaming experience for Android-powered devices (smartphones primarily), and this time around the iOS-powered crowd need not hang their head in disappointment as Gametel has looked into their plight, making sure the iPhone and iPad will work with the very same controller now. It would be interesting to see the floodgates of such an accessory open down the road if the Gametel Bluetooth gamepad takes off in a large way. It will be compatible with the iPhone as long as it runs on iOS 4.0 or later, while the iPad/iPad 2 must be powered by iOS 3.2 or later. Don’t fret about out of the box support – Gametel’s Bluetooth gamepad will play nice with hundreds of arcade titles from the iCADE suite, such as classics like Missile Commander, Asteroids, Centipede, Pong, Super Breakout, Lunar Lander and Warlords. Not only that, select iOS games like No Gravity, Silverfish, Super Crossfire HD and Terra Noctis can also be downloaded for use with the very same controller from the App Store. Expect to fork out $49.99 if you want one of these puppies.

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