WePad Gets Hands-On Treatment

Apr 12, 2010
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WePad Gets Hands-On Treatment

There's a lot of hands-on going on today, isn't there? While Microsoft got their own keynote, looks like the Android-powered WePad wants to have its time in the limelight, too. Can't say that we don't blame it, or those who created it, considering all the talk this tablet is getting. We heard earlier about its official pricing, and now we've got it on video, doing stuff. And, that's always better than rendered pictures, right?

The WePad was being shown off over in Berlin, and it's got a mind of its own. If you watch closely, as we know you will, you'll notice that the tablet is doing things completely on its own. It's slightly terrifying if you're not watching close enough. There's a mouse that keeps flicking across the tablet's 11.6-inch touchscreen, activating certain features here and there. We'll do a quick run-down of the specs, again: 16GB storage for one model, 32GB and 3G connectivity for the other version; 1366x768 resolution; Flash and Adobe AIR support; and two USB 2.0 ports.

It's also rocking a 1.66GHz Intel Atom N450 processor, so hopefully it will continue to clip along at a nice pace throughout the day. We can't say for sure whether or not the tablet will actually be worth your time, because even this hands-on first impression doesn't do much than show that the tablet can do things while it's connected to a computer. The preorders will kick off in Germany starting April 27th, and there's still no word on when international shipping will start. So, if you're interested in this Android-like experience, you might have to wait a bit longer.

[via Netbook News]


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