Tablets, tablets, they are now the in thing after the netbook revolution. Here’s a new cheaper alternative for folks who can’t afford to buy the Samsung or Motorola Android tablet models. Storage Options, a U.K. supplier of office and household supplies has launched their 7-inch tablet entry for the budget-strapped customers. Their miScroll Android Tablet is for sale for only £119.95 or around $192!
I hear you, Storage Options is an unknown company but they are from Great Britain so we can trust the miScroll to have been carefully manufactured under strict quality supervision. Don’t dismiss this as just another Chinese clone product because Storage Options is staking their reputation on the miScroll. It’s very affordable because they intended it to be sold to people who do not require top-notch hardware specs.
The miScroll Android Tablet is powered by a 1GHz ARM11 processor so it’s very fast even when multi-tasking. It comes with a discreet graphics accelerator that supports 3D games up to OpenGL 2.0 standards. All the latest Android 3D games can be played on it without any problem at all. This low-priced android tablet can also play back and output a full 1080p HD movie without any skips. Just don’t use the built-in speakers because they are only 0.8Watts!
Storage Options only skimped on production costs by giving it a resistive 7-inch display so don’t expect to do any multi-touch operation on the miScroll. There’s also only 256MB of DDR2 RAM and 4GB of internal flash storage. It has all the basic ports, like a USB, HDMI out, 3.5mm audio jack, and microSD slot that supports up to 32GB cards. May I also add that this cheap tablet comes with 0.3 megapixel webcam for video chatting and that it has a 3,400mAh Lithium-Polymer battery that can operate up to 4 hours.
The operating system is a genuine unmodified Google Android Gingerbread 2.3 OS. While it has Adobe Flash Player 10.1 preinstalled, Storage Options opted not to install Android Market. The built-in market is SlideME which offers less number of apps but are all well selected and free from spam apps that populates the official Android Market. The miScroll Android OS 2.3 tablet only comes with Wi-Fi b/g. Try using a 3G USB dongle on it like those sold by Huawei, they might work.
Storage Options is pleased to announce that miScroll is currently the only tablet product in the world that’s got exchangeable covers of different colors and designs so that you can personalize it to your heart’s content! This feature should appeal to young people and women who likes to keep up with the trends and must always coordinate their gadgets to their daily get-up!