Another day, another tablet

I do love Alessi—you know, the Italian high-endish designers who specialise in kitchenware. Well, the company is the latest to get into the tablet game, announcing its AlessiTAB at the Salon Internazionale del Mobile in Milan a few days ago.

Full specs aren't available at the moment, but it will run on Google's Android OS, have about a six hour battery life. Sitting on an unfoldable stand, one wonders at the usefulness of it as a reading device, but as you can see in the video, it might be good for the cookery digital books market. Remarkably for a company that charges up to £45 for a corkscrew, the price is pretty reasonable: €300 (£260).

The AlessiTAB will launch in Italy and Switerzland this summer and will be available in the rest of Europe and the UK in 2011.