The tablet segment is too enticing right now to give it a miss. And the latest to discover this fact is the consumer electronics maker Coby who have formally entered the segment with the Kyros which marks the first tablet from the company running Android.
Other details of the tablet does not break any new grounds which though looks up to the mark when the price of the tablet is taken into consideration. For with $299.99, what you get in the Kyros is a 7 inch resistive touchscreen display, 4GB of internal memory and an an ARM based processor with the processing speed of 800MHz. Fortunately, the rather dismal storage capacity can be enhanced further by way of SD card slots while the tablet is also capable of connecting to HDTV via HDMI port to share 1080p quality video, music and photos.
The Kyros also comes pre-loaded with the Aldiko E-Book and AppsLib apps where the former will let users to have thousands of e-books to read on the Kyros. The AppsLib third party app store, on the other hand is Coby’s way to make up for the lack of any Google apps installed in the Kyros. The tablet runs Android 2.1 right now and there is no word when the latest Froyo will come into the picture.
The Kyros right now can be availed of exclusively from the Home Shopping Network for $299.99.
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