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WePad vs iPad

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WePad OS, Apps and Cloud
The WePad is a tablet that provides its users, partners and developers with an open platform – for that ‘we feeling’. The WePad is operated via a multi-touch display, and a variety of applications giving the user access to a wide variety of content and functions. The WePad is built on the WePad OS Linux-based operating system, which provides support for Android and Adobe AIR applications, amongst others. Numerous applications may be downloaded and installed from the WePad Store (designed as a meta store) or from integrated open stores. In addition, fully automated system component updates running in the background provide the user with optimal availability and security. WePad OS WePad OS is based on open source technologies. A current Linux distribution with its own touch-based user interface provides the basis for WePad OS. All applications are installed automatically and either run natively on the system or on a special layer. Experienced developers can fully exploit the capabilities offered by the OS on their WePads and extend these as required. The WePad, however, is a device – similar to the iPhone and iPad – that can be operated intuitively by all users without any previous knowledge. WePad Apps Some of the applications offered in the WePad Store are: Web browser (support for Flash), media player (including music playback directly from the smart card), Web radio, photo album, file management, email program, e-Reader (all open and available formats including ePub and PDF), instant messaging program, VOIP and video telephony program, calendar, address book, task list and a large collection of games. Various newspapers and magazines from numerous publishing houses are also available for download from the WePad Kiosk for a small fee. The WeMagazine Reader allows the relaxed and fluent reading of content and includes interactive content as well as the integrated WeFind search engine. Technologies underlying the applications range from standard Web technologies to native Linux, Java and Adobe AIR applications as well as complete web-based services. The integration of applications from open stores such as Android or Adobe AIR Marketplace is supported. This is to prevent the further formation of ‘application islands’. The user is therefore free to choose which applications they wish to install from the various stores via a front-end that is, as far as possible, standardised.

Product specifications
Comparison: WePad vs. iPad
WePad
iPad
Display
11,6“ mit 1366 x 768 Pixels, Colour, Multi-Touch
9,7“ mit 1024 x 768 Pixels, Colour, Multi-Touch
Processor
1,66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M
1,0 GHz Apple A4
Memory
16 / 32 GB, Extension with SDHC Card up to 32 GB possible
16 / 32 / 64 GB
Webcam
yes (1,3 Megapixel)
no
Peripherals
2 x USB integrated, Card reader, Audio output, SIM Card Slot, Multi-Pin Connector
Adapter for Camera and Card reader, micro SIM Card Slot
Java / Flash / Adobe AIR
yes / yes / yes
no / no / no
Applications
WePad Meta-Store integrates multiple Stores, Support for native, Java, Linux, Adobe AIR® and Android Apps
iTunes AppStore, Support for native Apps (Objective-C)
Multitasking
Yes including Live-Information on Home Screen
Limited
Battery life
ca. 6 h
ca. 10 h
Supported eBook Formats
ePub, PDF, TXT, Mobipocket, WeBook premium format at Q4/10
ePub, iBooks Store, Launch in Germany unknown

Connections
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), optional 3G (UMTS/HSDPA)
Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), optional 3G (UMTS/HSDPA)
GPS
yes (Model WePad 3G)
yes (Model Wi-Fi + 3G)
Case
Magnesium-Aluminium
Aluminium
Dimensions
288 x 190 x 13 mm
242,8 x 189,7 x 13,4 mm
Weight
800 g, 850 g (Model 3G)
680 g, 730 g (Modell Wi-Fi + 3G)
Further details
Ambient Light Sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Stereo, Internal Microfon
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Accessoires
Dock, Case and Sleeve, Wireless Keyboard, broad support for standard PC peripherals
Keyboard Dock, Dock, Case, Wireless Keyboard, Camera
Connection Kit
Model
Price*
WePad
16GB+, WLAN
449.- €
WePad 3G
32GB+, WLAN, 3G, GPS
569.- €

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