German based Neofonie have recently announced their WePad; a tablet computer running Google’s Android OS. Neofonie have chosen to market the WePad with the ‘Made in Germany’ slogan as a cornerstone to the build quality and ergonomic expectations.
According to the company, “The WePad is the latest generation of tablet computers. It offers users fast Internet connectivity, a complete world of ready-to-use applications and easy access to books and photos, as well as magazines and newspapers from various publishers via the WeMagazine ePublishing Eco System.”
What is most interesting about this device is it is bigger and better than the iPad in every sense of the word. Assuming you are comfortable with the whole tablet concept and the size of the tablet is not your primary concern, we think you will like the WePad better. Here’s why.
The WePad sports a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M CPU which is 66% faster than Apple’s processor. The WePad offers a 11.6-inch 1366×768 pixels display as opposed to Apple’s smaller 9.7-inch 1024×768 pixels. Throw in the WePad’s 2 USB ports, 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, SIM card slot, support for Adobe’s Flash and AIR and we are beginning to take serious notice. Thanks to Android, there is the ability to multitask, as well as hardware support for Bluetooth, WiFi and optional 3G connectivity.
We expect the WePad to hit Germany in April, and then it is likely that the rest of the western world will receive it in due course.