- Dec 15, 2009
A new report from Slashgear indicates that the WePad Android Tablet is on the way and we might see it as early as July!
"Remember the WePad? Another Android-based assault on the iPad, the touchscreen slate is getting its official launch today in Germany, including hardware specs [pdf link] and pricing. Kicking off at 449 ($611), the WePad has a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor paired with 16GB of flash storage, WiFi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a 1.3-megapixel camera; a 569 ($774) version will add in 3G and have 32GB of storage.
Both models pack an 11.6-inch 1366 x 768 touchscreen, two USB 2.0 ports, Flash and Adobe AIR support and a LiIon battery good for up to 6hrs. Theres also optional GPS, a memory card reader, ambient light sensor, accelerometer and stereo speakers, plus an audio output. The project is a collaboration between 4titoo and Neofonie, with Siemens, Intel and Adobe as partners, and the WePad is apparently capable of Full HD 1080p playback (likely with some sort of integral Broadcom HD decoder).
Preorders for the WePad will kick off in Germany at least come April 27th, with a soft-launch with limited availability in July. Broader availability isnt expected until August, and theres no word of an international launch at present."