Hoffer says he wrote the reviews without consulting with management or the communications department at Neofonie, and has issued a statement saying it was a mistake not to use his own name.
The WeTab is available for pre-order in Germany, but it’s still not actually shipping. The tablet has an 11.6 inch, 1366 x 768 pixel capacitive toucshcreen display, a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 1.3MP camera, 2 USB ports, an SD card reader and SIM card slot, Bluetooth 2.1, 802.11b/g/n WiFi, optional 3G, and either 16GB of 32GB of storage. The tablet runs MeeGo Linux and can also handle Google Android apps. It weighs about 2.2 pounds.
The WeTab has garnered a lot of attention over the past few months, because it has a sleek design and just about all the features a tablet enthusiast who is dissatisfied with the Apple iPad could ask for (except perhaps an active digitizer and a keyboard). But you have to wonder if it’s going to live up to its promise if Hoffer felt the need to write fake reviews on Amazon.