Coby Electronics unveiled its first Android 4.0 tablet at the 2012 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas last week. Well, its first of many Ice Cream Sandwich models anyway, and they each have a first-quarter launch planned.
The tablets creating the most noise include the 7 inch MID7042 for $179, 8 inch MID8042 for $299, 9 inch MID 9042 for $259, 9.7- inch MID9742 for $279, 10 inch MID1042 for $289, and the 10 inch MID1045 for $299.
The upcoming units are certainly less pricey than other Android tablets on the market, but some have questioned the quality of specs available across the lineup. According to a press release, the prototypes at CES 2012 feature 1GHz ARM Cortex A8 CPU, capacitive multi-touch screens, up to 1GB of RAM, expandable memory up to 32GB, Wi-Fi and HDMI 1080p output, and a front-facing camera.
“Overall, Coby has streamlined its features to address the core applications including: browsing the web, playing games, email and viewing one’s favorite media,” announced the Lake Success, N.Y.-based consumer electronics manufacturer.
Showcase videos for a few models are available after the break.
“Coby is thrilled to announce our premiere range of feature-packed Android 4.0-powered Internet tablets that will put the world in consumers’ hands as never before,” said Vice President of Marketing at Coby Electronics Jodi Sally. “We also are proud to be among the first companies to make available a wide range of the newest, Ice Cream Sandwich-operated units, helping to further underscore our commitment to meeting the demands of a broad base of consumers with innovative products in the hottest CE categories.”
MID7042 The 7- inch display screen has a maximum resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and supports on board storage of 4 GB and a front facing camera, USB Connector and mini HDMI.
MID8042 The 8-inch display screen has a maximum resolution of 800 x 480 pixels and supports on board storage of 4 GB and a front facing camera, USB Connector and mini HDMI.
MID9042 The 9-inch display screen has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 pixel and supports 8 GB of internal memory.
MID9742 The 9.7-inch display screen has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels and supports 8 GB of internal memory.
MID1042 The 10.1-inch display screen has a maximum resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels and supports 8 GB of internal memory.
MID1045 The 10.1- inch display screen has a maximum resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels and supports 8 GB of memory on board.
Coby also offers 13 more tablets that run on older versions of the Android operating system.