WePad Interface Demo Video

Posted on 13 April 2010 by

wepad interface If you’ve been following the WePad news today, you’ll see that the WePad has been officially announced. I could recap for you, but you can find a great summary of the device in our product database:

Neofonie WePad product page – specs, details, links and more

Once you get caught up on the ins and outs of the device, I’d like to point your attention to the following video demonstration of the interface, courtesy of Netbooknews.com:

I don’t keep it a secret that I absolutely hate widgetized user interfaces. This demo of the WePad’s custom Linux software is definitely not changing my mind on that fact. At the surface, it almost looks like they are doing something unique with the homescreen, but in reality it’s just what we see on other operating systems such as Android or Maemo 5. They’ve just taken the ‘multi-desktop’ + widgets approach, but oriented the homescreen space vertically, and made the scrolling not lock to each individual page – instead it is just scrolled like one big page with a little map on the right so you can see where you are. I’ve got to wonder why a company invests time and money into making their own version of Linux when there are already so many open-source projects that are working toward something very similar.

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1 Comments For This Post

  1. focus says:

    It doesn`t matter,you can put windows on it.
    The question is :what do you think about hardware?

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