When it comes to manufacturing and designing high-quality products, be they in the form of automobiles, optics, aeronautics, cameras, or complicated and sophisticated engineering, or what have you, well, you'll have a hard time to find anyone who can do it better then those extremely intelligent and hardworking Germans.
Not many nations can match their work ethic or come anywhere near to the high-quality of their craftsmanship as seen in their products. Why, the very words "made in Germany' simply exudes quality and confidence.
When it comes to electronics, be it in computers, software or other high-tech gizmos, however, the world leaders are still clearly the Americans, and the American leader is clearly Apple which has been named most "innovated company" for the past five years or so.
One of Apple's latest success's, as we all know, is the iPad. The iPad has finally made tablet PCs exciting and fun and virtually everyone and their dog, it seems, is rushing madly to come up with a competing tablet that will match, or even beat the iPad.
The Question is: Who can beat the iPad? Can the Japanese beat it; the Chinese; the Europeans and specifically the Germans?
Honestly, I don't know the answer to that, but I do know that if anyone can do it, well, it most likely will either be the Japanese or the Germans, such as with their new WePad.
As you can see, in the opening photo, via their official site, and that of the video clip below (in German), the WePad certainly seems to have a lot going for it, including many features that the iPad lacks such as having USB ports, etc., but will it be enough to take on the super-hyped iPad? Again, that is something that time will reveal, but, in the meantime, you can decide for yourself by checking out the video below and these other videos found here.
In conclusion, can those Germans and their sleek looking WePad do the trick and beat the iPad at its own game?
The final answer has yet to be written, but as fine and as stunningly sleek and beautiful as the WePad looks, and no matter how great it works or how many features that it has that the iPad doesn't, I still believe it's going to be extremely difficult for anyone to compete against and overcome the marketing genius behind the iPad.
However, that doesn't mean that it can't happen, but that if it does, well, it's going to be difficult, very difficult, but clearly, once again, if anyone can do it, then I believe it is probably those hardworking Germans, be it with the WePad or with some other new fangled Android based tablet, but we'll just have to wait it out and see, won't we?
And that's my 2 cents 4 this Tuesday, April 27, 2010