Up until now, Apple's iPad has largely monopolized the tablet market, but not any more.

Pierre Cardin has just come up with a tablet computer which focuses on being fashionable as well as useful.

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," wrote Paul Lamkin of the Pocket-lint.com.

The tablet features a 7.0-inch touchscreen, built-in Wi-Fi connectivity, a front-facing 1.3 mega-pixel camera, and its own exclusive carry case.

The insides of the tablet consist of a 1GHz Cortex A8 processor, a mere 512MBs of RAM, up to 4GBs of data storage, and an un-optimised version of Google's Android operating system (version 2.2/Froyo). For Android lovers, this by ifself is reason enough to buy a Pierre Cardin.

The best part is easily the 275 pound price tag which roughly translates into $450 USD. A brilliant move by Cardin to keep prices to affordable levels.