Neofonie Caves to Apple

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    Rumors are circulating that under pressure from Apple the German tablet maker Neofonie has changed the name of its iPad competitor from WePad to WeTab.

    Source: crunchgear.com
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    I doubt it is from pressure from Apple as much as a need to be more than an iPad Too. I am sure that any attempt to use the name WePad would bring about copyright infringement challenges, but can any competitor be taken seriously with an obvious ripoff name. It sounds like a cheap chinese knockoff. And there is no advantages to the name. iPad is a link to the traditional naming plan of Apple. A new product needs to have a distinctive name.
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    WeeCrap


    That should do it.
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    Lol whoo way to go. I like that. I can see the bill board now advertising it
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    Why do you say that?

    Seems to me that the specs are much better and the price is significantly cheaper (at least in Europe).
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    I think this is now confirmed :)
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    Neofonie's WePad is just a copy cat. I would say that Apple iPad is better compared to the WePad. I would still pick the original creator and give credit for its brilliant ideas. Of course, I won't go for the second best. I would definitely choose the best!
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    I guess you'll be buying a WeTab then.
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    I thought we didn't have "kick a downed man" threads on Apple sites and that it was a behavior for the opposing side...
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    I watched the WeePad video. All I saw was a video monitor looking like an iPad bit streaming nonsense. In other words I saw no 'real' life ineraction with the device.
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    6hr battery life?

    Might as well buy a standard laptop.
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    I don't know (or care) much about what the "Wee-whatever" is all about. I know the iPad will stomp it into tomorrow as a better device. Question I have is why would anyone want to use the ????Pad name for anything in the first place (other than to try and associate its self as an iPad'esque device). Sorry folks but one of very few things I really don't care about the iPad is its name. Besides sounding like some sort of electronic feminine hygiene product, there's probably a dozen better names that the high paid marketing team at Apple could have come up with. I even prefer iTab over iPad. Uncle Steve probably has a number of good reasons why he let such great device have such an uninspiring name ... I'd really love to hear a few of them.:)

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