The WeTab from Neofonie was at the forefront of those that were billed as an iPad beater. Of course that was not without reason for its spec sheet carried a bit more weight that that of the iPad. The iPad is certainly an excellent device and accomplishes innumerable tasks remarkably well. But it’s also a fact that there are a lot of things the iPad just can’t do. And it’s in that deficiency that the WeTab scores.
How? Here it is: the WeTab has an expansive 11.6 inch HD capacitive toushcreen display with a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. The WePad has been provided with a HDMI output, 2 USB ports, and comes integrated with a 1.3 MP camera, all of which is lacking in the iPad. Connectivity options with the WeTab include 802.11a/b/g/n WiFi as well as Bluetooth 2.1.
Powering the tablet is a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, thereby making it possible to run any operating system: Windows, Linux, Android or even OS X in the extreme case. However, while early reports indicate that it would be a customized version of the Android or Linux doing OS duty on the final market ready version, it now looks as if it is the MeeGo Linux along with a suitable user interface running on top of it that would eventually be part of the WeTab when it begins shipping. Unfortunately, there is no definitive information as to when the WeTab will begin shipping.
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