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The WeTab: Not killing the iPad, or anything

Most desired by the publishing industry for promising to lock in content just as an old-timey sheet of paper would, the WeTab was met with utmost anticipation, and hailed “the german iPad-killer”, of sorts. True, there was a time when one in three nobel prizes went to Germany, and german engineering was all over the place. But this was close to a hundred years ago, and in the meantime this once leading science nation managed to behead itself, by putting the main part of its intellectual caste to the gas chambers. Not the smartest idea, and still a huge set-back for research, technology and culture, up to the present day.

So, what’s with that iPad-competitor out of Munich? It’s in the shops now, and in early adopter’s hands, and in the forum posts, where customers are voicing blind rage, anger, frustation and a rare glimpse of hope for updates to fix the many, many problems: Some WeTabs can’t boot up, some don’t connect to UMTS, all of them won’t play HD-Videos, scroll smoothly or have an app store. Correct: There is no WeTab app store. Among other features missing.

In contemporary words: Look at me, now look at your WeTab, now back at me. You spent 569 Euros (approx. GBP 486 or US$ 759) for a plastic toy of Shenzhen factory nightshift quality, three or four times the cash chinese iPad cloners would charge you. It’s like the german national football team missed to enter the World Cup at all, by getting beaten by Albania, Burkina Faso, Moldavia and Tonga, in no special order. A mess. Now move along, please, nothing to see here.

Display 11,6 mit 1366 x 768 Pixeln, Farbe, Touchscreen
Prozessor 1,66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M
Arbeitsspeicher 1 GB
Speicher 16 / 32 GB, Erweiterung mglich mit SDHC Karten bis zu 32 GB
Webcam ja (1,3 Megapixel)
Peripherie 2 x USB integriert, Cardreader, Audioausgang, Standard SIM Card Slot, HDMI
Java /Flash / Adobe AIR ja / ja / ja
Applikationen WeTab Meta-Store integriert verschiedene Stores, Support fr native Java, Linux, Adobe AIR und Android Apps
Multitasking ja inkl. Live-Infos auf Homescreen
Batterielaufzeit bis zu 6 Stunden
Verbindungen Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, WLAN (802.11 b/g/n) optional 3G (UMTS/HSDPA)
Sonstiges Ambient Light Sensor, Beschleunigungssensor, Stereolautsprecher, internes Mikrofon

Fritz – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


5 Comments

  • Which highly intelligent person did write that article???

  • This is the ugliest piece of “journalism” I have read in years. And I am not mentioning the WePad here. Your writing is disgusting, you put shame on yourself and also on every reader, maybe every human being. Note to the editors: you should have an opening now.

  • Put some link to sources. Cause i saw different comments of people who did have a wetab and made a review.

  • You can't stand critics, can you? You deleted comments like the Gestapo in the Third Reich, shame on you! The WeTab: Not killing the iPad, or anything – The Red Ferret Journal
    23 Sep 2010 … And I am not mentioning the WePad here. Your writing is disgusting, you put shame on yourself and also on every reader, maybe every human …

  • Very imbecillic written article. WeTab is a iDiot killer in ANY ways. I had both.
    I would suggest an author of that crap article to chill down & grow up.

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