Well, it looks like Motorola's updates to Android 2.1 Eclair updates aren't the only things leaving users hopelessly disappointed due to delays; Stefano Giovannoni's AlessiTab, which promises to be the ultimate kitchen device, has just been delayed from its scheduled release date of October to a vague point in November of this year. Worse still (at least for us who live in the United States), the home tablet will initially launch exclusively in Italy, and for the price of €399 (about $535), which is a full €99 more than what it was originally priced at.
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.