Bugger The iPad, Why Not Check Out The ePad?

Bugger The iPad, Why Not Check Out The ePad?

There are 26 letters in the alphabet. Apple’s taken one of them as a prefix letter to the word pad, which means there are now 25 letters left for companies to make “me too” tablet products. Wait! Pioneer computers has just announced the ePad – better make that 24 letters left.

The ePad is an Android 1.6 powered tablet that will come in both 7-inch and 10-inch versions, with prices starting at $199 for 7 inches and $299 for 10 inches. It’s powered by a VIA WM8505+ processor with 256MB or RAM, and between 2GB and 32GB of SSD storage. There built in 802.11b/g wireless and an accelerometer, plus optional external Bluetooth, GPS and 3G modules. Plus, it has a webcam.

The ePad will be launching at Computex in Taiwan next week. It almost definitely won’t make a dent in iPad sales, but could hurt whoever comes out with the yPad…

[Pioneer Computers]