How do you make an iPad even cooler? Make it plural. At least that seems to be the reasoning behind the Neofonie WePad. No, they’re not selling two Apple tablets. They just took the “i” and made it “We.” Other than that, the German company’s tablet doesn’t really have that much in common with the iPad other than a touchscreen display.
The WePad features an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, GMA 3150 graphics, a 6 hour battery, Webcam, 2 USB ports, and a flash card reader. There’s also a UMTS modem.
You also get access to the WePAD App Store, which I’m sure is a huge selling point. Oh yeah, the tablet will also reportedly run Google Android and have access to the Android Market — making it one of the first non-smartphone devices I’m aware of that’s supposed to have access to the Android Market out of the box.
Update: It looks like the WePAD is based on a design from Taiwanese PC maker Pegraton, which was showing off a prototype at CES earlier this year. You can check out some hands-on videos here.
Update 2: The Neofonie WePAD will start at 449 Euros for a WiFi only, 16GB model. A model with a 3G modem, 32GB of storage, GPS, and HD video capabilities will run 569 Euros (about $773 US).