The WePad as we all know by now is the Tablet PC that is being brought forward by German manufacturer Neofonie. And apart from an impressive array of features that prompted many to tout it as a worthy iPad competitor, the other interesting aspect about the German Tablet PC has been its nomenclature. For the name ‘WePad’ shaped up well against the ‘iPad.’ Its somewhat like Apple wanted the Tablet to be an ‘I’ device while Neofonie wished to see their Tablet as a ‘WE’ device with the ‘Pad’ bit being common to both the Tablets.
But then, things started to change rapidly ever since the iPad made it to the market so that now we know the WePad as we have known it to be is no longer WePad but have acquired a new name, WeTad. This has left everyone wondering what prompted the good folks at Neofonie to opt for changing the name of their Tablet PC. More so since the change of name has occurred in the backdrop of Apple applying for a copyright on the term ‘Pad’. So the obvious and the first reasoning that’s being put forward by one and all is that the big, bad Apple has thrown in its considerable clout to force Neofonie to change the name of their Tablet offering as Apple does not want anyone or anything to come even close to their iPad. Not only the iPad but to them, even the name Pad is only for their exclusive use.
But the real reason why the WePad got converted to Wetab is anybody’s guess as there has been no official statement from the German manufacturer explaining the move. However, what’s sure is that everybody would like change being limited to just the name only as nobody would perhaps like its impressive spec sheet to be tinkered with except for further performance enhancement. So we wish of what is talked of as the best Android based devices to take on the iPad to remain just the same. Whether that actually happens or it goes on to make things difficult for the iPad, only time can tell.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email