HANNspree, the company behind a variety of themed, novelty-shaped televisions, has revealed that it plans to enter the "highly competitive mini notebook market".

"Our new HANNSnote range is a winning combination of 'wow factor' design that will stand out from the crowd and practical portable computing", says Martin Kent, manager, UK and Northern Europe.

"We have drawn upon our expertise in unique design and quality display manufacturing to create, what we believe, will be the new fashion accessory for the modern gadget lover that demands style".

The new "HANNSnote" will initially be available in glossy piano black and glossy ice white, will offer a 10-inch LCD display, a full-size keyboard, a 1.3MP webcam, built-in Wi-Fi (802.11b/g/n) and Bluetooth connectivity.

In addition, it will boast a 6-cell battery for long battery life and will weigh 1.2kg. Pricing is said to be £289, with more information - and this cost - to be confirmed nearer to launch.