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WePad Tablet Will Use Linux To Rival the iPad

April 13th, 2010 04:42 admin Leave a comment Go to comments

cypherdtraitor writes with news of an iPad rival being prepped in Germany for a June launch. “A German company, Neofonie GmbH, has set out to provide an alternative to the iPad, according to Neofonie’s founder, Helmut Hoffer von Ankershoffen. The WePad will boast a Linux-based OS, USB ports, webcam, and Wi-Fi, as well as other features. The 16-GB edition will cost €449 ($610), and the 32-GB €569 ($773). A more expensive model will include a 3G modem. This PDF compares WePad specs with the iPad. There are also hints of cheap, available software. For example, OpenOffice will be the primary office suite, and you may use ‘any application that pleases you’ to play music and video, a clear edge over Apple’s limitation to iTunes.” The WePad will also run Flash.

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