April 12, 2010 | by Andrew Kameka
I want an iPad and we want a WePad. Meanwhile, Google CEO Eric Schmidt is reportedly going around openly talking about an Android-powered tablet set to be released later this year. Both devices are poised to “take on the iPad” even though it’s unlikely that either could really rival the iPad (in terms of sales, not quality).
The WePad will be available in 16GB for €449 and a 32GB model for €569. The WePad will be released in Europe in July or August, with more information on release in the U.S. and other regions to follow. The WePad interface has been shown off in this rendered video.
WePad UI demo
Hands-on with the WePad
As for the Google rumors, its anyone’s guess. Everyone expects Google to support a tablet, but there’s a difference of opinion over whether the tablet will run Chrome OS or Android. The New York Times reports that Eric Schmidt has told “friends at a recent party” that the company is working on an Android e-reader with tablet features. Looks like Eric gets loose lips when the liquor flows. Let’s hope more information comes out on this alleged device soon.