Introducing the Neofonie WePad – a more communal version of the iPad
Do you think the iPad is a little too stuck up? Maybe the Marxist in you desires something with a little less individual focus. Well German company Neofonie has heard your manifestos and is introducing the WePad, because there’s no “i” in tablet.
To be fair, outside the tablet form, the WePad and iPad share basically nothing in common. The WePad has a larger 11.6-inch screen with a 1366 x 768 resolution. It uses an Intel Atom 1.66GHz N450 processor and comes with a 16GB or 32GB flash drive. It has a 1.3MP webcam, 2 USB ports, an SD card reader, SIM slot and can run Flash. The battery life, at six hours, isn’t up to the as of yet untested 10 hours that the iPad claims. The WePad also uses some weird Android/Linux mixture according to Neofonie and includes an eBook reader that supports all open standards.
The size is relatively close to the iPad. Obviously is has a larger screen so the footprint is larger (especially since it has a widescreen instead of full screen), but the height is nearly the same and the thickness — get this — is actually thinner than the trumpeted iPad. The weight is heavier, however, with the WePad outweighing the iPad by over 4 ounces and by 6 ounces with the optional 3G included. Die Nachricht ist gut, ja?
On top of all that, Neofonie claims that the price will be significantly lower than the iPad. Get ready for the tablet blitzkrieg! Pre-orders are expected to start in April.
Source: TechCrunch Europe