Pierre Cardin Tablet PC: Style over substance?

Are you the type of guy who will pay an extra £50 for a shirt because it's got the correct little animal or set of initials stitched onto the breast to prove you're a dapper chap?

Well then, you could be just the audience that design house Pierre Cardin is looking for; with its move into the tech industry it's launched a 7-inch tablet.

Apparently "created to meet the needs of brand-conscious technology users, the Pierre Cardin Tablet PC embodies the legacy of one of France’s foremost fashion houses." It's just a shame that it doesn't meet the needs of most Pocket-lint reader's tech requirements with some outdated software and a less than impressive spec sheet.

It runs via Froyo (Android 2.2) and is powered by a Samsung S5PV210 Cortex-A8 1.0GHz processor with 512MB of RAM. The display is 800x400 and there's only 4GB of onboard storage. There's also no built-in 3G - you'll need a separate dongle for this.

What it does have is a swanky case though - so it's not all bad.

But, at £275 (more than you'd pay for the, similar sized but slightly better spec'd, BeBook Live and just £124 less than the Android monster Samsung Galaxy Tab 10.1) you're not likely to be a tech-enthusiast if you buy one.

But it might look cool in your man-bag...



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