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Old 03-25-2010, 01:12 PM   #1
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The company from Berlin, although unknown, is no newcomer. The 12 years old Neofonie GmbH is a software company that also runs a search enginge called WeFind and sells an epublishing platform by the name of WeMagazine. It makes newspapers and magazines readable on computers and smartphones, and that’s also where they see the real business for their WePad tablet PC.
Hopefully not a vaporware :P

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By summer, there will be at least half a dozen iPad killers announced.
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Old 03-25-2010, 01:41 PM   #3
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I understand they are just following the naming convention used for their other products but seriously a wee pad is something dogs pee on when housebreaking
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Old 03-25-2010, 04:11 PM   #4
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By summer, there will be at least half a dozen iPad killers announced.
I hope so, but this one has the perfect size screen for reading PDFs. Does anyone know if it's coming to the US?

Since most of the upcoming pads will sport better hardware than the iPad (most will be based on the Cortex A9 architecture, while the iPad's chip is based on Cortex A8), and will be more fully featured (Flash, camera), the real test will be design.

If the cases are well designed (virtually all current netbook designs are butt-ugly cheap things) and if the UI is well thought out, enough people will pay more than $500 for a well-designed, fully-featured tablet.

Time will tell, but I personally am waiting for these Androids with bated breath.

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Old 03-25-2010, 08:55 PM   #5
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Add me to the list of anxious watchers of this tablet. On paper, it looks great. Here's hoping it meets expectations.
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Old 03-25-2010, 09:26 PM   #6
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While next Christmas is going to provide us with many hard choices, but I'll have to pass on this one.

Two points -

Battery life - 6 hours. I'm not going to be ridiculous and say "If it doesn’t last for XXX hours, it's no good!" When a manufacturer says that a product will last for x hours then you can depend on it. Under certain limited conditions. Real use will be less. I'll need 7 to 8 REAL use hours.

Weight - Almost 2 pounds (850 g with 3G). Not even considering that you will want to put it in something (more weight) to protect it. Now add in the charger.

My Toshiba laptop/tablet pc is close to this now. I want something lighter, more portable.
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Battery life - 6 hours....
6 hours doing what? If H.264 or Flash video, then it's great. If 6 hours on standby, then it's not.

Love the big screen idea....

But, what's with the microfan?
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Looks interesting



Hopefully not a vaporware :P

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This really looks nice. I hope it comes out at a good price.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:12 AM   #9
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I doubt this device will see the light any time soon. They haven't even got a prototype but rely on screenshots . Notion Ink showed up with a physical working device of there Adam-tablet at CES. I have so much more faith in the Adam tablet being out around summer. Here we at least have actual tangible proof that a device exists.
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Old 03-27-2010, 09:16 AM   #10
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I doubt this device will see the light any time soon. They haven't even got a prototype but rely on screenshots . Notion Ink showed up with a physical working device of there Adam-tablet at CES. I have so much more faith in the Adam tablet being out around summer. Here we at least have actual tangible proof that a device exists.
There is a prototype of sorts:

http://www.liliputing.com/2010/03/we...s-sort-of.html

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Old 03-27-2010, 09:27 AM   #11
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I doubt this device will see the light any time soon.
Apparently, we'll know more on April 12th:

http://www.stern.de/digital/computer...d-1553767.html

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"We will release further details on our partners and product timeline on April 12", announces Helmut Hoffer von Ankershoffen, declining to be more specific about the launch date – other than to say: "We will quickly follow the iPad."
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Old 03-27-2010, 10:45 AM   #12
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I understand they are just following the naming convention used for their other products but seriously a wee pad is something dogs pee on when housebreaking
Nintendo does it a lot. Put cool names to their prototypes and then sell their consoles with blander names. The Nintendo 64 was Ultra 64, the GameCube was Dolphin and the Wii was... Revolution. They nailed the third one IMO.
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"Revolution" was the developer code-name for what became the Wii. Nintendo felt "Wii" would be easier to pronounce in non-English speaking countries. In addition, the sound (in English) and the shape of the letters emphases the social aspects of the gaming experience.
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Add me to the list of anxious watchers of this tablet. On paper, it looks great. Here's hoping it meets expectations.
You've seen this on paper?

Another sign of the times ....
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An impressive looking unit, the WePad. No clue about price, however. And the "capable of running Google's Android" gives me pause ... does that mean it is shipped with Linux only? Also, the 6 hr battery life and the 1.6 GHz processor could be problematic on the otherwise crisp 1360x768 screen ... full HD video without jerkiness over the net? Cool if the manage it.
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