WePad Tablet Aims to Be More than iPad
With the tablet craze in full swing, a new tablet announcement is no longer a showstopper. That is, unless the tablet in question is taking a direct jab at the Apple iPad.
With straight face, the company Neofonie has unveiled a tablet design called the WePad. And the tablet is only part of it. Neofonie also has plans to create a WePad app store and the "WeMagazine publishing ecosystem" for distributing content to the device as an e-reader . Sound familiar?
The hardware is where the WePad differs from the iPad. The screen is larger, at 11.6 inches, and the tablet will include a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, webcam, two USB ports, flash card reader, modem and a proposed six hours of battery life. Pretty impressive specs among the current crop of tablets. WePad will also run the Android operating system, making it possible to use Android apps on the tablet.
Unfortunately, the WePad won't be going up against the individualistic iPad any time soon. The company only has a mailing list to sign up for notifications about when the WePad will eventually be up for pre-order. Pricing details are equally nonexistent.