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.