CES Count the Tablets 5-9: Coby Kyros (Android)

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LAS VEGAS - Continuing our “Count the Tablets” coverage of CES, we bring you tablets five tablets from a company called Coby. The Coby Kyros line runs on Android, and the company is really mixing up the form factors with 7”, 8” and 10” versions. Better yet, there are actually different versions within those sizes.

And best of all, three of the tablets run Android OS 2.1, also known as Eclair, which is the version before the current version, Android OS 2.2, also known as Froyo. It’s only three versions older than the not-yet-released version of Android that Google is actually recommending for tablets, version 3.0, or Honeycomb.

The fourth model, the 10” version, runs Android OS 2.3, which also has not yet been released. At least that’s what it will run when it ships. The model on display at CES was actually running Android OS 2.2.

Got it?

The specs below are taken from the placards Coby was displaying with each tablet. We mention this because other reports on the Internet about these devices list some specs that are different from the ones the company was displaying.

So, without further ado, here is the Kyros line from Coby.

Coby Kyros Coby Kyros MID7020 Touchscreen Internet Tablet
  • 7” Display
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • Cortex A8 1GHz processor
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • 1080p out via HDMI
  • Android OS 2.1
  • Price: $199
Coby Kyros Coby Kyros MID7015 Touchscreen Internet Tablet
  • 7” Display
  • 800 x 480 resolution
  • Cortex A8 1GHz processor
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • 1080p out via HDMI
  • Android OS 2.1
  • Price: $199
Coby Kyros Coby Kyros MID8020 Touchscreen Internet Tablet
  • 8” Display
  • 800 x 480 resolution (same as the 7” models)
  • Cortex A8 1GHz processor
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • 1080p out via HDMI
  • Android OS 2.1
  • Price: $229
Coby Kyros Coby Kyros MID1025 Touchscreen Internet Tablet
  • 8” Display
  • 1024 x 768 resolution
  • Cortex A8 1GHz processor
  • WiFi 802.11b/g
  • 4GB of internal memory
  • 1080p out via HDMI
  • Front facing camera and microphone
  • Android OS 2.3 (when it ships - it was being demoed with Android 2.2)
  • Price: $299

Coby was also showing a Windows tablet, but there was no information to come by to tell us much of anything about the device.

Stay tuned for many, many more tablets direct from CES.

Jeff Gamet contributed to this article.

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