Designer Pierre Cardin tablet lands

Designer Pierre Cardin tablet landsSo how's this for a snazzy piece of kit? It's the latest Android tablet to hit the market, but more importantly if you go in for this sort of thing it's also “the UK's first designer tablet PC”.

The designer part comes courtesy of stylings and a nice leather case bearing the Pierre Cardin label, and though we're firm believers that beauty only goes skin deep, we have to admit we wouldn't mind of one these babies stashed away in our Mobot satchel.

So what sort of beast is lurking underneath? A fairly decent one, if the specs are anything to go by. We start with a 1GHz processor to drive the procession, and that's accompanied by 512MB of RAM and 4GB of internal memory.

The display is a 7in panel with a resolution of 800 x 480, while you also get the likes of a mini-USB port, HDMI out, 720p video playback support, and of course Wi-Fi. 3G networking support can be added via a dongle.

We're a bit disappointed to hear it's only Android 2.2 Froyo on board, but still – you can always have everything you want in life.

So what will one of these babies set you back? Surprisingly little, as it happens. Pierre Cardin is selling the slates exclusively, and has slapped a not-unreasonable price tag of £275 on its well-groomed gadget.

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JanSt / MOD  Aug. 5, 2011 at 09:16

what do you mean by "mini usb port"? For charging and PC connect? Not hosting, surely?

dell786  Aug. 5, 2011 at 12:45

I've read there are actually TWO USB ports, one for charging and PC connect but another one for hosting :) BAM!!

JanSt / MOD  Aug. 5, 2011 at 15:38


mrew42  Aug. 6, 2011 at 09:38

Looks almost identical to my X5A-G I bought last year for about £100. This has a slightly faster processer than mine (800Mhz) but mine does the 720p HDMI out, mini-usb for connectivity, full size USB for hosting.... Oh and I even got Cyanogenmod on it so i'm running 2.2. So that's an extra £150 for a badge and 200Mhz. Oh and a capacitive screen. Nah it's still not worth the extra.


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