WePad Becomes WeTab, Delayed to September

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary

The tablet-formerly-known-as-WePad is facing a few challenges in the run-up to its launch. Firstly, Neofonie, the Berlin-based creator of the iPad rival has just announced that the launch of the WeTab will be pushed back three months to September. Pre-ordering will continue via amazon.de. As Buchreport points out, the WeTab is not the first much-hyped device to be delayed this year: The txtr reader is set to launch later this summer, though it was originally planned for late last year, and even the iPad was originally delayed a month.

Secondly, the WePad has officially been renamed the WeTab “to clearly differentiate [its] products within the international market for tablet computers.” One can’t help but wonder if Apple influenced the decision in any way, particularly in light of the iPad launch last week…

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.