WePad Android tablet gets launch date, specs, price and Flash

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It looks like this tablet thing is really going to take off and the Apple iPad won’t be the only one populating the space. One of the more interesting offerings will be the WePad, not to be confused for an adults incontinence garment – a touchscreen-enabled device running on Google Android. Well, we’ve got more info about that number now.

Several important details were announced regarding the WePad today, including the official specs, pricing, and the pending release date. The WePad results from a collaboration between Neofonie and 4titoo.

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Google to combat iPad with Android tablet of its own

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Google created the Android OS, then we saw a handful of smartphones using their platform before the Nexus One came along. Now, the search engine giant could be taking a similar approach to the emerging tablet market, because a Google Tablet could be imminent.

The Nexus One was far from being the first Android phone, but it was the first real “Google” phone. We haven’t seen a retail release of an Android tablet yet, but several have already been announced. It’s unclear whether Google will be releasing its first own tablet before or after these folks.

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Will RIM release a BlackBerry tablet to join the iPad?

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To many people, the Apple iPad is little more than an oversized iPod touch, but it seems to represent a whole new niche in the market. It’s not an eReader, because the screen totally rocks and you need two hands to operate and hold it. It’s obviously not a netbook since there are no dedicated keys, but something in between. This means companies are going be scrambling to capitalize on this interest with iPad-like devices of their own, whether or not we know what the heck to do with them.

Rumors have surfaced that Research in Motion is working on a tablet of its own.

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Freescale tablet reference design “smartbook” supports 3 OSes

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It is a reference design, so contrary to the blogosphere’s reports, Freescale will not release this device. It will allow OEMs to quickly and easily manufacture a devices similar with these specifications at a very economical price. At seven inches in size at an OEM cost of $200, it should set Freescale clearly apart from the iPad.

The key is support for three flavors of operating systems. Google’s open source Chromium operating system, the mobile Android operating system, and variants of Linux: ThunderSoft’s Millos Linux and Ubuntu. No Windows 7?

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Going hands-on with the almost-a-tablet Dell Mini 5 prototype

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Even before the Apple iPad officially broke the surface, we had already seen a number of UMPCs and MIDs hit the market. You do have to admit that Cupertino will really help to put the mini-tablet on the map, though, so it’s interesting to look at the immediate competition. One of the most captivating? The Dell Mini 5.

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Survive anything with Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field tablet

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It’s clear that Steve Jobs and the rest of the team in Cupertino have opened up an incredible floodgate with the announcement of the Apple iPad. We’re going to see a lot of new entries in the tablet/e-reader department in the months to come, but very few will be able to be quite as rugged as the new Panasonic Toughbook H1 Field. It ain’t slim, it ain’t sleek, but it’s tough as nails.

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Apple iPad outperformed by Notion Ink Adam Tablet?

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Are you ready? Just as the iPhone paved the way for so many other touchscreen smartphones, it seems that the floodgates are opening for all sorts of Apple iPad alternatives. One of the latest to enter the arena is the Adam Tablet from Notion Ink. On paper, this device sure sounds appealing, but how is it in the real world?

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JooJoo Tablet poised to challenge Apple iPad at $499

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Despite some of the shortcomings that it may have, the Apple iPad could prove to be a real game-changer for the industry. However, it won’t be the only one populating this newfound niche and it’s not the only one to be priced at under $500. Do you remember the JooJoo Tablet? Well, it’s hit the production line.

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Camangi WebStation as a Couch Computing Concept

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A notebook computer is substantially more portable than a desktop computer, but sometimes it just isn’t compact enough. When you want to surf the web from the couch, you may not be inclined to use a smartphone or a laptop and that’s where the Camangi WebStation can come into play. Michael Smith has been waiting […]

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Touch Book Tablet Netbook from Always Innovating Starts Shipping

Do you remember Always Innovating? Do you remember the company’s unique take on the netbook market, offering a modular approach that would have a removable touchscreen display somewhat separate from the keyboard? Well, the so-called Touch Book is now shipping to anyone who placed a pre-order. As you may recall, the whole point of this […]

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