21
Apr
AlessiTAB tablet

Another day, another Android tablet that aims to compete with Apple's iPad in one way or another.

Today we got word of a new Android device, designed by a famous Italian designer Stefano Giovannoni and manufactured by Promelit, which shows some of the finest curves we've so far seen on an Android tablet.

Don't be fooled by this photo-frame look-alike, dubbed AlessiTAB because it offers a lot more. Alessi can:

  • act as a regular TV, using its digital TV tuner
  • play videos off the Internet using its WiFi capabilities
  • access digital pictures (photo frame ftw!)
  • let you quickly see your Facebook and Twitter streams
  • browse the web, check mail

Alessi seems perfect for the kitchen where you would want to do some TV watching, some recipe searching, some emailing, and then leave it in picture frame mode when you're done.

The tablet comes with a stylish dock and promises 6 hours of battery life.

To satisfy all your kitchen gadget needs, Alessi, priced at €300 which is about $400, will be released in Europe in the September 2010 timeframe.

Here are some pictures and a video of what AlessiTAB is supposed to be all about:

AlessiTAB tablet

AlessiTAB tablet

AlessiTAB tablet

Sources:

Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • Kane

    At this point ($400), you might as well get a $500 iPad instead.

    • Aaron

      Except you're on an Android website, so why would anyone spend an additional $100 for an inferior product?

      • Kane

        It's not Android but if you've ever touched an iPad, you'd know the hardware is amazing. Yes, I know, it's an Android site but who is to say I can't like both Android for my phone and Apple for my tablet?

        So far, Apple's is out and is great and all Android tablets either havent come out yet or suck.

        • Aaron

          Wait... you're comparing the iPad's hardware to a speculative unreleased device's hardware and already saying it's better? I'm confused. What's tomorrow's winning lottery numbers?

  • The Sensational E. Von Schmidt

    Let me get this straight... for $100 more, I can be limited by Apple's vendor lock-in and enjoy a complete lack of computing freedom? Where do I sign up?

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