Enter the WePad?

Everyone is going crazy over the release of the Apple’ iPad, but what about the WePad? The WePad, you know because "we" is plural of "I"? Compared to the iPad with its 11.6-inch (1366 x 768) display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, webcam, two USB ports, flash card reader, UMTS modem, and a mooted six hours of battery life, I could see picking one up -- provided the price point is decent.

A German company the manufacturer Neofonie, also has designs on a WePad app store and, if all goes according to plan, this thing'll sport genuine Google Android and the Android Market. The company also mentions something called the "WeMagazine publishing ecosystem," the basis of a turn-key operation for getting your own branded device out on the e-reader market.

So far, here's a comparison:

Pre-orders starts on April 27 and is limited in Germany only. Global release won’t happen until or after August. The retail price is $611 for the basic model. If you upgrade to 32GB with 3G and GPS, the rpcie goes up to $774.

Now you have iPad, WePad, Kindle, what's next?
Enter the WePad? Enter the WePad? Reviewed by Vernon Joseph Go on Saturday, April 03, 2010 Rating: 5