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#101
Originally Posted by NikiSk View Post
From the specs it seems that it's a netbook in a shell of a tablet. So nothing is really surpising me.
That's exactly what it is. You can connect mouse and keyboard and work like on a desktop computer with it even. You could even run a full Linux distro chrooted and work with it.
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#102
Here's a review of the WeTab with some photos:

http://www.modulopfer.de/?p=22347


And in machine-translated English:

http://translate.google.com/translat...2F%3Fp%3D22347
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#103
Wow this tablet looks really nice,

so far from the videos i've seen it's everything I want in a tablet, save for the price.

Seems a little to high, maybe they'll come out with something not as pricey at meego conference.

But so far so good, just need a full port of vlc, and i'll be a happy boy.
 
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#104
Now that the first units are out, it seems to be one of the biggest disasters in gadget history. the ceo had to resign a few days ago, customers are returning the wetab in huge numbers... what a failure.

the unfortunate thing is that 90% of what makes the device so unpleasant is software. hardware-wise, only the screen seems to be really problematic because you need to look at it from a certain angle. apart from this, the device reported to be heavy and loud (because of the fans), but that shouldn't be that much of a problem.

i wonder if intel knew about the sorry state of the software before they chose to promote this as the first meego tablet available.
 

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#105
wondering if ubuntu 10.10 with multitouch support would work on this hardware. I guess the hardware is still reasonable.
 
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#106
Software is something that can be fixed by updates. Hardware not so much. Since launch, the WeTab has had updates every few days, so the developers are really active.

People reportedly also managed to run Windows 7 on the WeTab, so Ubuntu ought to work, too. The hardware is the same as the Canadian ExoPC running Windows 7.

*still waiting for my ordered WeTab to arrive...*
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#107
Originally Posted by pycage View Post
Software is something that can be fixed by updates. Hardware not so much.
You're right, and in fact I don't rule out that I get one myself once they're cheaper (which they'll be very soon, as things go). I don't think it's a good product - but it's a good hardware to play with... and after all, we know it's MeeGo-compatible hardware.

What I find discouraging is how incomplete the product was (and still is) when they started shipping. It's the first impression that counts, and this was not only the first impression for the wetab, it was also the first impression for MeeGo. And it wasn't a good one. MeeGo would have deserved something better IMHO.
 
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Originally Posted by benny1967 View Post
You're right, and in fact I don't rule out that I get one myself once they're cheaper (which they'll be very soon, as things go). I don't think it's a good product - but it's a good hardware to play with... and after all, we know it's MeeGo-compatible hardware.
Since the alternative tablets all run Android or Win7, the WeTab is the only one at the moment that seems acceptable for me. Running on the MeeGo core is a bonus.
It took a week for hackers to put Win7 on it. I suppose it will have a great future in hackers' hands, just like the N900.

Originally Posted by benny1967 View Post
What I find discouraging is how incomplete the product was (and still is) when they started shipping. It's the first impression that counts, and this was not only the first impression for the wetab, it was also the first impression for MeeGo. And it wasn't a good one. MeeGo would have deserved something better IMHO.
I fully agree. Luckily regular people won't associate MeeGo with WeTab. It's not even printed on the box, it's WeTab OS. And MeeGo will look totally different anyway.

My We just arrived and is now charging and updating.
Let's see how good or crappy it really is.
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#109
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My We just arrived and is now charging and updating.
Let's see how good or crappy it really is.
... and how many updates you'll receive. i really hope they'll get it to an acceptable state during the next 3-4 months.

and then there's still the hope that a meego appstore will solve some problems with the overall usefulness of the thing.
 
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It might be a good thing that you can't initially start the WeTab without being up to date. It will automatically drag the latest updates when switching on the first time. This took like 15 minutes for me.

And they have ChangeLogs for updates, unlike Nokia.
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