Coby’s Kyros MID7015 Android tablet is now available
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Coby is known more for other electronic gadgets than computers, but the manufacturer of consumer electronics goods (based out of New York) lately been outing a lot of them. After previously launching an Android tablet (the Kyros 7005), Coby has now come out with the Kyros MID7015 tablet, it’s its second in the US market.
The Kyros MID7015 tablet is somewhat visually similar compared to the Kyros 7005, the only exception being the buttons- the Kyros MID7015 has a D-Pad and no standard Android buttons, whereas the Kyros 7005 has the standard Android Home, Back, and Menu buttons. Talking of the hardware, the Coby tablet is powered by an 800MHz Telechips TTC8902 processor and has 4GB of storage. A 7-inch, 800 x 480 pixel resistive touchscreen display does duty on the tablet that can play 720p and 1080p HD video in supported formats. Also standard are features as 802.11b/g Wi-Fi, an HDMI output port and an SD card slot for storage expansion. The Kyros MID7015 tablet runs the Google Android 2.1 codenamed Eclair. There is no ETA on when the device will be upgraded with Android 2.2 (also called Froyo) – if at all.
Among the included apps are an alarm clock, browser for surfing the web, calculator, email, gallery for viewing and playing videos, music and video player for launching the mobile YouTube browser page to watch Internet videos. The Coby Kyros MID7015 has a 3200mAh battery that should give decent battery life, measures 7.5 x 4.75 x 0.5-inches and is light in weight with a mere weight of 0.9 pounds. The Kyros MID7015 tablet has been positioned in the market by Coby as a budget tablet and so has a company retail price of $250, while it is selling for $180 on Amazon. While it is not exactly your top-of-the-line tablet – at $180 you should get more than your money’s worth.