WePad: From Germany with Love (and USB ports)

News has started pouring in that Apple will be delaying the long-awaited release of the iPad in Europe, pushing back the date until the end of May. Apple announced earlier yesterday that the European pricing for the iPad would be announced on May 10, with the first orders of the iPad 3G tentatively slated to commence towards the end of the month.

To many this will mean the end of the world.

But to Berlin-based tech firm Neofonie, the news couldn’t be any better, nor could the timing be any more perfect. After all, Neofonie has developed its very own WePad, the German answer to Apple’s brainchild, and is preparing to open up orders in Germany for this piece of Teutonic tech-wizardry at the end of this month.

Stats at a glance:

  • 2 USB gateway ports
  • Access to Flash enabled web apps (a win over the iPad)
  • Webcam – enables use of software such as Skype
  • 11.6″ touchscreen
  • 1366 × 768 resolution
  • 1.66 GHz Intel Atom N450 processor
  • 16 GB NAND memory
  • 860g (31 oz.)
  • Starts from 449 euros for the basic version, 3G costs 569 euros.
  • Slated to release in August.