Coby Has an Android Tablet, But Who Doesn’t?



Coby – manufacturers of a decent line of consumer electronics products (and whose logo looks like Sony’s, and whose name happens to sound like Sony’s) – has an Android tablet! Yay for bandwagoning! For $250, you can get a 7-inch WVGA device with an 800MHz processor, 4GB of internal storage with the option to expand using an SD card, an HDMI-out port and USB connectivity. We imagine WiFi and Bluetooth will also help with any of your connectivity needs. But That’s pretty much it: a run of the mill tablet without Android market and that probably won’t see Android 2.3 or 3.0. For the price, you can’t argue much, but don’t buy it expecting the world out of it. Read on for the full press details. [via CrunchGear]

Lake Success, New York – November 30, 2010 – Coby Electronics, the leader in CE gear designed to enhance every lifestyle, delivers a compact, portable, do-it-all unit that puts the world literally at one’s fingertips.  The new COBY KYROS™ Tablet MID7015 is now available at major retailers nationwide – just in time for the holidays!

The eye-catching and sleek COBY KYROS Tablet features a generous 7” screen with intuitive touchscreen controls powered by the Android™ 2.1 operating system – with a suggested retail price of only $249.99.  The unit includes 4GB of internal flash memory and features a micro SD card slot for upgrading the capacity to up to 16GB.

“Our COBY KYROS Tablet is an innovative and powerful device that is loaded with features consumers want most, including the responsive Android operating system, high-speed wireless Internet access, YouTube™ video-sharing capability and accessibility to tons of apps,” said Michael Paladino, Senior Marketing Manager, Coby Electronics.  “Tablets are a highly-sought-after gift this holiday season, and we are thrilled to bring the MID7015 to market and give consumers a stylish, affordable and user-friendly option that will delight everyone on their holiday shopping list.”

The new unit allows users to wirelessly access the Internet through high-speed networking support and features more than a dozen built-in applications, each identified with a different icon.  Among the included apps are an alarm clock, browser for surfing the web, calculator, calendar, email, gallery for viewing and playing movies, music and video player to watch the latest Internet videos and more.  In addition, the COBY KYROS Tablet offers two unique apps, Aldiko E-book for downloading and reading thousands of e-books, and AppsLib for browsing, downloading and installing apps.

The Aldiko E-book app enables users to download and read a wide assortment of books, from free classics to original new releases.  Bookmark and search functions let consumers customize the font, size and spacing of the book’s text.   Through AppsLib, consumers can download free and paid apps to play games, check the weather, listen to the radio and more.  Among the available app categories are games, multimedia, sports, social, productivity, health and finance.  A range of themes are available to assist users in customizing the look of their brand-new COBY KYROS Tablet.

Technical features of the COBY KYROS Tablet MID7015 include a Telechips TTC8902 processor that operates at 800MHz and offers 256MB DDR2 of RAM.  The 7.0-inch TFT LCD screen offers 800×480 resolution and includes a high-speed HDMI, type C (mini) video output that supports 1080p and 720p allowing users to enjoy crisp, clear movies anywhere.  The unit also includes a 3.5mm headphone and built-in speaker and a USB 2.0 high-speed PCinterface as well as a rechargeable Li-poly battery and power adapter.  The unit comes complete with stereo earphones, a USB cable and USB extension, AC adapter and charger (DC 5V), stylus pen and protective case.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. has these for 160(free shipping). Kmart had them for 139 on black friday. Ebay typically has them for 149~179 shipped depending on the seller.

  2. Dangit, not even Android 2.2? Without JIT and OpenGL ES 2.0 this will be very obsolete very quickly. A shame, since the hardware specs are pretty decent for the price point.

  3. Capacitive or Resistive?

  4. Bought one for a eReader / webclient. If you want more specs and data go here.

    It is an ok play toy – but it has you missing capacitive screens. AngryBirds works but does not display screen fonts for scores and text.

    Plays xVid, DIVX, and MKV files fine – no hdmi cable included to try TV hook up.

    Batt life is about upto 6 hours. Returning to Kmart done playing – moving to the Nook Color for a 7″ capacitive screen device. Can’t get Archos 70 (supply issues). Samsung Tab way to expensive for my use as a wifi device.

  5. @LoweringSkies, say “Resistive Touchscreen” which I would expect given the price. Current amazon customer rating is 2.5, from two people. One person gave it 4 stars, the other 1 star.

  6. Not to mention, if you wait a month or so, it’ll be half price on Amazon. Go Coby!

  7. i’m going to be straight forward with you guys. I really just want an iPad with Android on it… is that fair to ask for?

  8. I actually got one of these for an Xmas gift for $139.99 on Black Friday at Kmart. It was their secondary backup for the Augen or whatever it was tablet that was in the BF ad. That one didn’t have a tilt sensor, this does. It wasn’t a bad deal for the price and mostly it’s for my boyfriend so he can check e-mail and maybe put his set lists and such on it for gigging. It should serve him well. Didn’t buy a 2nd for me, because I’m too picky and would want something w/ more features and power, but for the price, it should do OK for his needs. I’d like to see it rooted for marketplace.

  9. A good place for all kinds of androd apps is slideme.Everything from notebooks to apps for movie an music down loads.Downloaded apps for my coby internet tablet.

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