Storage Options the maker of various budget tablets have recently announced their latest offering. It is called the Scroll Extreme and it is a 9.7″ ICS tablet that unfortunately does not have the Google Android Market. But as we saw the other week with the ViewSonic ViewPad you can still have plenty of fun without it. This will be the most powerful ICS tablet available in the UK for under £200. Although the rrp on ebuyer suggests it should be a lot more.
The Scroll Extreme is available for pre-order with ebuyer here if your interested. It will be available from April the 1st apparently (no joke).
For the further info you can go to Storage Options site here. Hopefully we will get to have a play soon and bring more info.
Here is the spec and marketing blurb.
|Operating System||AndroidTM 4.0|
|Processor||Cortex A8 1.2GHz, Mali-400 Dual Core Graphics Processor|
|Display||9.7“ IPS 1024 x 768 Capacitive Multi-touch|
|Memory||1G DDR3 RAM|
|Internal Memory||8GB Memory Built-in, Micro SD Card Expandable Up to 32GB|
|Battery||Super Low Power Consumption 7800mAH|
|Camera||Dual Camera, 0.3MP Camera on Front, 2.0MP Camera on the Back|
|G-Sensor||16 bit, Monitors / Rotates Screen Through 360°ree;|
|Speakers||1W / 8Ω Quality Speaker Built-in|
|Headphones||3.5mm Earphone Jack|
|Wireless Networking||Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n|
|TV Output||HDMI TV-Output (Mini HDMI)|
|Micro USB Host Port||2x For Peripheral Connection (e.g. Keyboard, Flash Drive)|
|Video Support||Full HD 1080P supports MPEG-2,MPEG-4, H.264, WMV, AVI, MP4, RMVB, MKV|
|E-Book Support||PDF, EPUB, MOBI|
|Music, Photos, Movies, E-mail, 3D Games, 1080P 3D Video Output!|
|Slim Aluminium Casing|
Scroll Extreme 9.7″ TABLET PC ANDROIDTM 4.0
Scroll Extreme is a portable, capacitive touch-screen AndroidTM 4.0 tablet. With its large 9.7”, highly responsive screen, powerful hardware and stylish, slim design, the Scroll Extreme is a perfect companion for internet browsing, games, videos and host of other applications. At the Scroll Extreme’s heart is a capable A10 Cortex A8 1.2GHz processor with Mali-400 dual core graphics processing, 1GB RAM, 8GB of memory and a powerful 7800mAH battery. Whether it’s rich Flash based content, 3D games or support for major video and ebook formats that you want, Scroll Extreme offers this and more.
Scroll Extreme is also a powerful media player; plug it into your 3D or HD TV or monitor (via a high-speed HDMI cable) and you can watch 3D videos and 1080p HD content from your Scroll Extreme on your big screen. If you’re on the move then the 1024 x 768 resolution screen is perfect for watching video on the Scroll Extreme itself.
Features and Benefits
- Android™ 4.0 Tablet with Intuitive 5 Point Multi-touch, Capacitive Screen
- Fast Hardware – Cortex A8 1.2GHz, Mali-400 Dual Core Graphics Processor
- Flash Support for a Richer Online Experience
- Plays 1080p HD and 3D Content on Your TV or Monitor*
- Dual Cameras 2MP (Rear), 0.3MP (front)
Ice Cream Sandwich (ICS) Tablet – The Sweetest Scroll Experience Yet!
Scroll Extreme runs on with the latest Android 4.0, Ice Cream Sandwich operating system which is the first OS designed specifically for mobile devices, uniting Smartphones and tablets under one operating system. The new OS has a wealth of innovative new features to offer users, all working together to create a smooth, engaging and simply beautiful experience on your Scroll. Android 4.0 boosts all the best features of Android to a powerful new level, with greater interactivity, communication and sharing. Many apps, such as the Browser, Calendar, Email and YouTube have been redesigned with more options and a better overall look and feel. As far as Ice Cream Sandwich tablets go, the Scroll Extreme has an appealing combination of features that make it one the sweetest tablet experiences on the market.
Smart, Simple and Highly Evolved User Interface
Navigating your Scroll couldn’t be easier or more intuitive with the new Android 4.0 interface which makes common actions smarter, more visible and more convenient. The new System Bar appearing at the bottom of the screen across nearly all apps on the device displays virtual Back, Home and Recent buttons, so you no longer need physical buttons to access the menu, however Scroll Extreme does have a physical Back button on the side of the device should you need it. Multitasking is one of Android’s best features, and the virtual Recent button on the new OS makes it simpler and smoother than ever to jump between and scroll through thumbnail size images of the last few apps you used, as well as remove apps from the list with a simple swipe.
Experience Superb Image Quality and a More Comfortable Viewing Experience
The Scroll Extreme has a high resolution 1024 x 768 touchscreen display. Combined with the large 9.7” screen on the tablet, viewing your photos, videos, web pages, games and apps directly on your Scroll Extreme will be altogether more pleasant and comfortable.
Powerful Web Browser and Flash Support for a Richer Online Experience
Scroll Extreme is a fast, powerful tablet which can handle any task you throw at it with ease, including web browsing and online video content. Page rendering performance is exceptionally good thanks to the Android 4.0 OS and you now have several new options available for webpages you are viewing. If you are partial to the desktop browser experience, one of the new features built in to the ICS tablet is the option to request a full desktop version of websites you visit. It’s also possible skip to your favourite content faster and even save pages to view offline at a more convenient time, or as a backup for when you have no network connection. The highly responsive 5 point multi-touch screen make scrolling through pages and adjusting zoom for better readability a breeze. An entirely new typeface optimised for the new Android 4.0 high-resolution screens significantly improves general readability of text, especially during web browsing. This very capable Android 4.0 tablet comes pre-loaded with Adobe Flash, allowing you to view videos on the web and make the make the most of your online experience.
Highly Interactive and Customisable Display
Android lovers will benefit from a far slicker tablet experience with Android 4.0. Scroll Extreme has a highly responsive 5 point multi-touch, capacitive screen that makes all the intuitive actions of Android such as “pinch-to-zoom” and “swipe” more natural and smoother than ever. The keyboard is consequently much softer and more comfortable to type with on the large 9.7” screen.
You can easily dismiss apps and notifications with a swipe, keeping the most relevant information and content close to hand and fresh in your mind. The Apps folder has been re-designed with Widgets now integrated into the same location. You can move widgets and apps onto your home screens with fluid motions; a long-press of an app icon will also bring up options to uninstall the app or view app info. Swipe through live content using widgets on your home screen and also group apps into folders simply by dragging them on top of each other then giving the folder a suitable name.
Tap into a Vibrant Multimedia Powerhouse
Step into a bright new world of portable entertainment with the Scroll Extreme. Whether you want to take or view photos, watch your favourite movie, listen to the latest music or play a new game, Scroll Extreme’s powerful processor and Ice Cream Sandwich OS make for an impressive and satisfying experience.
The media apps on the Scroll Extreme have been designed to enrich your enjoyment of music, movies and a host of other media apps. The music player features a simple, user-friendly interface that allows you to easily manage all your songs. Through the mini-USB port on Scroll Extreme you can even connect a hi-fi or speaker system to enjoy optimum, enhanced sound – great for entertaining at parties or when you’re just relaxing at home. Scroll Extreme also comes with the 7digital app, giving you access to an even wider selection of music.
Explore the sensational world of Full HD 1080p and 3D that the Scroll Extreme can take you into via its built in mini-HDMI port that allows you to connect it to a compatible TV or Monitor for a clearer and even more engaging experience.
Take your favourite music, movies and games with you anywhere you go, and enjoy them whenever you like with Scroll Extreme – open the gate to a realm of exhilarating action and endless entertainment with your fingertips. The tablet comes pre-loaded with the WildTangent app which allows you to access downloadable, online and social games through one convenient Games App. Scroll Extreme makes a great travel companion on the train, in the car or on holiday. The tablet’s 7800mAH battery will provide you with hours of great entertainment.
Pushing the Boundaries of Communication and Sharing
The Android 4.0 OS on Scroll Extreme makes the communication and sharing elements on the tablet smarter and more widely available than on any Honeycomb tablet. It’s now easier than ever to share content such as photos, videos, and more, with touch points for sharing integrated into apps throughout the system. It is a system truly designed for the way the people live today. Scroll Extreme comes preloaded with social media and chat apps including Facebook and MSN Talk apps, to get you started sharing straight away. The microSD slot on Scroll Extreme adds an extra medium for sharing, as well as storing up all your precious memories, apps and data.
Get Lost in Your Favourite Book
Enjoy the latest bestseller, your favourite classics or keep up to date with the latest news from across the globe. Whatever you’re reading, Scroll Extreme makes reading a joy with its crisp display and instant access to a virtual library’s worth of material! The ebook reader app pre-loaded onto Scroll Extreme gives you access to plenty of great reads and you can enjoy them on a crystal clear 1024 x 768 larger 9.7” screen.
An Abundance of Android Apps Available from SlideME Market
Scroll Extreme has the SlideME Market Place pre-installed, providing you with easy access to a treasure trove apps, including some you can’t find in traditional channels as well as most of the major apps. SlideME is the #1 alternative Android Application Marketplace in the world, placing it second to the Android Market in terms of global reach, Android Apps and Games distribution.
Due to licence restrictions, Scroll Extreme cannot officially be used to access the Android Marketplace. However applications can be downloaded from the SlideME market place and a number of other free App Stores. Also included on the tablet are a number of pre-installed apps including Adobe Flash Player, BBC News, Facebook, MSN Talk, Twitter, YouTube, Aldiko Book Reader, WildTangent, 7 Digital, Games, and more.
*1080p HD and 3D output require a compatible TV or Monitor and an HDMI cable (available separately).