Neofonie WePad has potential to be strong Android competitor to Apple iPad
Apple’s iPad, which will be released in the U.S. on April 3, is opening up the market for similar “do all” tablet computers. One of Apple’s biggest competitors for the iPad might just be a product bearing Neofonie’s poor attempt at a good name, the WePad .
What’s different about the WePad is that it runs the Google-developed open-source Android operating system. A few of the good specs worth mentioning: a Web cam, two USB sockets, a 1.66-gigahertz Intel Atom N450 processor, and a battery that is said to run for six hours. The display is bigger than the iPad’s, coming in at 11.6 inches. The amount of memory will be 16 gigabytes or an optional 32 gigabytes. It also supports multitasking, has Bluetooth 2.1, Wi-Fi, and optional GPS.
There’s no price point or release date yet. If they’re smart, they will offer the same price point and release this sometime in April. I don’t think it will “kill” the iPad, but I think it will be a strong competitor. It’s always good to have choice. But Apple presents and packages everything they release in a very smart and consumer-friendly manner, so it may be hard for other tablets to make much of a dent.