18 Aug, 2010
WeTab GmbH, a joint venture between Neofonie GmbH and the 4tiitoo AG, are preparing their WeTab tablet for a September launch.
According to the company’s events scheduler, the mass delivery of the WeTab tablet is slated for next month in Germany.
The tablet comes with a 11.6-inch touch screen display (1366 x 768 pixels resolution) and is powered by a 1,66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M processor.
Further, it features support for native, Java, Linux, Adobe AIR and Android applications. It also comes with 1 GB RAM and 1.3-megapixel webcam.
WeTab has a magnesium-aluminum build, it measures 295 ×195 ×15mm and weighs 800g (850g for the 3G version).
Other highlights of the tablet include: 2xUSB ports, card reader for SD/SDHC-formats, SIM card slot, support for eBook, music and video formats, Bluetooth 2.1 with EDR, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), built-in GPS receiver (only the 3G version).
The sales package of the tablet includes various accessories, such as: dock, case and sleeve, wireless keyboard, as well as broad support for standard PC peripherals.
WeTab Android tablet will be available in two versions: the basic version with 16GB+ and WLAN, and upgraded WeTab 3G, which features 32 GB+, WLAN, 3G, GPS, and full HD 1080p through HDMI.
While the standard WeTab tablet will be shipping for 449 Euro, the WeTab 3G model will be available for no less than 569 Euro. Still, it seems that the manufacturer has some subsidies planned from various media and telecommunication partners.
Although the events scheduler of the company is listing the device as being available for mass delivery only in September, the product’s data sheet states the following availability calendar: Pre-ordering – April 27th, Roadshow – May 2010, Soft-launch – July 2010, Mass availability – August 2010.
The above calendar is only available for Germany, so the rest of the European countries will probably get the tablet in September. There’s no word on a possible overseas launch, but I think it’s still premature to talk about it.