Coming to add to the long list of Android tablets that have yet to start selling, the AlessiTab home tablet is reportedly on its way towards stores in Italy, along with some of Alessi's own apps and the Android 2.1 OS.
Back at around the beginning of the year, Intel's pine Trail platform and Microsoft's Windows 7 seemed to be the favorite combination when it came to slates.
Later, it turned out that this duo was not especially convenient compared to AMD-based solutions, however, leading to a migration to other platforms.
It is not entirely clear what hardware the AlessiTab home tablet is built around, as details are still scarce even though the slate has been in the making for a while.
In fact, this device designed by Stefana Giovannoni was first unveiled as far back as April 2010.
Now, Design Boom reveals that those interested in this newcomer will have to wait for a while still and be prepared for the possibility of a higher price than suspected.
To be more specific, the tablet will sell for roughly 399 Euro ($535), about 100 Euro more than what was originally expected.
That said, the product has a 10.1-inch capacitive touchscreen display, a DVB-T digital TV tuner, a webcam for video calls and built-in WiFi.
Finally, as far as the software side of things is concerned, the slate runs the Android 2.1 operating system and, though it lack access to the Android Market, will benefit from a number of Alessi's own apps.Design Boom
states that the earliest one can expect this device to reach Italian stores is sometime during the month of November.
Once availability ramps up, the full list of hardware components will finally be revealed, at which point consumers will be able to make a clear idea of how competitive the AlessiTab is with the other Android tablets on sale or on the way.