Neofonie WeTab tablet delayed by three months

May 27, 2010, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

The release of the WeTab tablet from Neofonie will be delayed by a period of three months with the new expected release date set at September 19 for customers in Germany. The Amazon website, which has been receiving orders for the tablet since pre-ordering began on April 27, is now alerting its customers about the new release date.

The WeTab tablet is designed to be a competitor to Apple’s iPad. The device was earlier named WePad but the company later changed the name to WeTab in order to avoid any legal battles with Apple.

The WeTab consists of a 11.6-inch multitouch display with a resolution of 1366×768 pixels. The device integrates a 1.66 GHz Intel Atom 640 processor within itself as well as a 1.3 megapixel camera. It operates on a Linux-based operating system although certain reports suggest that it will have the capability to run apps from the Android Marketplace as well. Flash support is also present in the device. An HDMI output along with 2 USB ports are also parts of the WeTab tablet which also consists of an SD card reader. 802.11 a b/g/n WiFi is also present on the gadget along with Bluetooth 2.1.

The device will sell in two versions of 16 GB and 32 GB capacity. The 16 GB WeTab is priced at 499 Euros (US $610) and weighs 1.8 pounds while the 32 GB WeTab is equipped with 3G connectivity as well and is priced at 569 Euros (US $ 773) with a weight of 1.9 pounds.

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