WeTab to launch the first MeeGo tablet

WeTab*, a German tablet computer start-up, is set to launch “the first shipped MeeGo-based tablet in the world” next week, offering the WeTab product initially in its home market, with availability through retailer Media Markt.

The company is a partner of Intel, one of the main proponents of the platform, and the planned shipping was confirmed at this week’s Intel Developer Forum 2010.

The WeTab the first MeeGo tablet hits the streets next week

The WeTab will be powered by a 1.66GHz Intel Atom processor, and in addition to native Linux apps and MeeGo software, will support apps written for Android or Adobe Air. It also includes a browser with HTML5, Adobe Flash and Java support.

Two versions will be available:
WeTab – a €449 (£376) 16GB (extendable to 32Gb with SHDC card), WLAN
WeTab 3G – €569 (£477) 32GB+, WLAN, 3G, GPS, Full HD 1080p through HDMI

The full specs for the device:

Connections – Bluetooth 2.1 + EDR, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n), optional 3G (UMTS/HSDPA)
GPS – on WeTab 3G only
Case – Magnesium-Aluminium
Dimensions – 295 ×195 ×15mm
Weight – 800 g, 850 g (Model 3G)
Misc – Ambient Light Sensor, Acceleration Sensor, Stereo, Internal Microphone
Display – 11.6 inch 1366 x 768 Pixels, Colour, Multi-Touch
Processor -1,66 GHz Intel Atom N450 Pineview-M
Memory – 16 / 32 GB,
RAM – 1 GB
Webcam – 1.3 Megapixel
Peripherals – 2 x USB, SD/SDHC Card reader, Audio output, SIM Card Slot, Multi-Pin Connector
Java – Yes
Flash – Yes
Adobe AIR – Yes
Applications – WeTab Meta-Store integrates multiple Stores, Support for native, Java, Linux, Adobe AIR and Android Apps
Multitasking – Yes including Live-Information on Home Screen
Battery life – Around 6 hours
Supported eBook Formats – ePub, PDF, TXT, Mobipocket, WeBook premium format at Q4/10
Supported Music Formats – MP3, WAV, OGG
Supported TV + Video Formats – H.264, AVI, WMV, DivX, MOV, OGG, FLV
Accessories – Dock, Case and Sleeve, Wireless Keyboard, broad support for standard PC peripherals

*WeTab is a joint venture startup formed by Neofonie and 4tiitoo

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