Neofonie positions itself with Android Tablet "WePad" against Apple
With its own reader wants to introduce a pay model for magazines. But even free e-books are readable. Compared with the scores iPad WePad with Flash support, USB ports and Webcam.
The Berlin neofonie systems company has announced a Tablet PC called WePad. He will have a 11.6-inch display and run on an Intel Atom N450 with Android. The resolution is 1366 by 768 pixels.
WePad (Image: neofonie)
As the name suggests, the WePad attaches only to Apple's iPad. Reason, the press kit (ZIP), a comparison table that contrasts the known features of both devices. Neofonie sees itself with the larger display (iPad: 9.7 inches) and support for Adobe Flash and AIR clear front. However, some security experts think Flash for a considerable hazard and one of the favorite targets of hackers. In two important points is the iPad also before WePad: Its battery life is ten instead of only six hours and its weight is lower (680 to 800 grams).
Neofonie will incorporate a webcam with 1.3 megapixels and allows memory expansion via flash cards. In addition, the WePad comes with two USB ports and is 29 times 19 times 1.3 centimeters only slightly larger than Apple's iPad - in spite of the display. Like the Apple device are Bluetooth 2.1, WLAN and UMTS mobile only optionally available.
Since the WePad runs on Android, can be most apps from the Android Market play it. A particularly interesting neofonie but will provide himself: an e-book reader called "WeMagazine Reader" which will make next to a series of free formats, including newspapers and magazines in an attractive format to read. Interestingly, this program because the publishers Bauer and Gruner and year will include at least neofonie customers. Concluded a contract for the dissemination of media these publishers has neofonie vorgewiesen but not yet.
Also on the price and availability neofonie does not have any information. The company, which employs 145 people working for their own information, also parallel to the "first real web 2.0 search engine", WeFind. Nevertheless, it is hoped, according to a release of the chip WePad "in a few weeks".