German Tablet Maker Pokes Fun at iPad

A German tablet maker is taking Apple to task over the creation of its iPad and promises to offer a bigger, better, and smarter solution. And just so there's no mistaking exactly who it is Neofonie GmbH has in its sights, they're calling their tablet the "WePad."

"Some people seem to think life is all about the I, and the Me, Me, Me," Neofonie writes. "We beg to differ. To us, the power of many beats the power of one. That’s why we came up with the WePad: It’s the smarter solution for enjoying the Internet your way. Why? Because when you’re locked in, you get the Internet their way. It’s the opposite of free. Being told what you can see, what you can buy, and all the things you can not do – somehow, that just seems so 1984.

"So we took a seriously stylish, state-of-the art media tablet and put a whole lot of fun in it. With the WePad, you can browse the Internet, watch YouTube, check your e-mail, chat with friends on Facebook, and much, much more. You can even get some work done, if you absolutely must. Most importantly, we created an open system, so that everyone can participate."



In a side-by-side comparison, the WePad appears to the trump the iPad almost across the board. The WePad will boast an 11.6-inch multitouch screen, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 16/32GB, 1.3MP webcam, a pair of USB ports, memory card reader, Flash support, GPUs, and a few other features. It will also sport Google's Android platform, giving users access to an existing library of apps, though not as extensive (or as expensive) as you'd find in Apple's App Store.

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Some people seem to think life is all about the I, and the Me, Me, Me.

We beg to differ. To us, the power of many beats the power of one. That’s why we came up with the WePad: It’s the smarter solution for enjoying the Internet your way. Why? Because when you’re locked in, you get the Internet their way. It’s the opposite of free. Being told what you can see, what you can buy, and all the things you can not do – somehow, that just seems so 1984.

So we took a seriously stylish, state-of-the art media tablet and put a whole lot of fun in it. With the WePad, you can browse the Internet, watch YouTube, check your e-mail, chat with friends on Facebook, and much, much more. You can even get some work done, if you absolutely must. Most importantly, we created an open system, so that everyone can participate.

We built a platform based on two established, well-known technologies, Android and Linux, meaning that software developers can dream up apps for anything you may want to do with your WePad (and even some things you might never have dreamed possible yourself). It’s quick and simple – and needless to say, any app that already exists for Android also runs on the WePad. Right out of the box.

Personally, we have a thing for news. We love them, we find them exciting, entertaining, important, and we happen to think that the browser was merely the beginning. News on the Web? No more than a trial run for what can really be done with presenting information in the digital age. The WePad allows you to finally read your favorite newspaper and magazine as it appears in print – but also enjoy all the excitement and interactivity of the online world.

See photos turn into videos, get personalized information, chat with your favorite writers, discuss topics with other readers. No need to remember a Web address, or even search for the headlines of the day – because the news come to you.

Automatically. Sort of like the daily paper used to land on your doorstep every morning. Except now you’re always up-to-date, every second of every day. And reading, hearing, viewing the news becomes an immersive, exciting experience that will tickle all of your senses. (Even touching is allowed. In fact, the WePad likes it.) 
With our “WeMagazine” ePublishing Open Platform, we give publishers all the tools they need to tell stories in a thousand new ways – and we truly believe that when it’s awe- inspiring enough, people will happily pay for news again.

All along the way, we will gladly help connect the dots, so that the power of We can make magic happen. But we will never, ever box you in. Or anybody else, for that matter. Not even those who have a big I and prefer to pursue their own Me. Promise.

Get in touch: wepad@neofonie.de

Via:  WePad
Tags:  Apple, tablet, ipad, wepad

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