Personal electronics manufacturer Coby have announced that they will have a big showing at CES. We’re set to get five different Ice Cream Sandwich tablets in the 7-10 inch range. A 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 processor sit inside these devices, an unusual choice for Android tablets these days. The only Cortex A8-based processors we’ve seen inside Honeycomb-capable models are the 1.5GHz Snapdragon processors inside HTC Flyer and its variants. It’ll be interesting to see what processor choice Coby has gone with and how Ice Cream Sandwich will perform on it. The tablets will also have 1GB of RAM inside but no other information is know at this time. [via]
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