Coby did have a few portable media players as well as netbooks in its past line up, but they can’t actually be considered exceptionally successful in either segment. However, the company has now set its sights on the most happening segment at present; that of tablet PCs and is showing off a new tablet device at the ongoing IFA event at Berlin.
Named the Coby MID810, the front of the tablet comprises an eight inch TFT resistive touchscreen display along with a few buttons that that has been included right into the bezel below the screen. Not much is known about what is inside the MID810 except that it’s got an in-built 1.3 MP camera as well as a FM radio, making it perhaps the first tablet to come integrated with an FM radio. The operating system is touted to be Android, though once again the specific version is unknown.
And lastly, it would have been really nice if a definitive launch schedule could be mentioned here but that’s not the case. Coby had been showing off tablet devices since the CES of 2009, though none has ever made it to the market. However, company sources mentioned this time things will be different and the MID810 will surely make it to the market by the second quarter of 2011. In fact, the expected price has been declared as well: $179 for a single unit.
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