Here’s good news for fans of Coby tablets. The company has partnered with Google and has gotten certification for its newest Android tablet, the MID7065. This means that the device gets full access to Google Play. Coby’s earlier slates, it would be remembered, only offered the GetJar app store.
The MID7065 tablet will likewise ship with other Google apps, including YouTube, Chrome, and Google Maps.
Inside, it will run on a 1.2 GHz Amlogic AM8726-MX dual core processor working with a full gigabyte of RAM. The tablet offers 8GB of internal storage, but it also comes with a microSD card slot that accepts an additional 32GB, in case users need more space.
The connectivity options are Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. Camera fans might be disappointed to note that the seven-incher only has one camera on the tablet’s front, and it has an image sensor of only 0.3 megapixel.
The tablet is expected to be showcased next week during the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, where Coby is registered as an exhibitor. When the slate finally hits the market, the device will have a price tag of $150.
Last month, rumors also circulated that the company was preparing other Android tablets with 8-inch and 10-inch displays. These are called the Kyros MID8060, and the Kyros MID1060, respectively. Unlike the MID7065, however, these tablets have not been officially announced. The names of these slates, along with the MID7065, had been spotted at the website of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC). According to the listing, the tablets will have Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, HDMI ports, and USB ports. The prices of these two slates are still unknown.
The low-cost tablet is facing a lot of competition in the market today as companies like Google, Barnes & Noble, Amazon, Ematic, and Polaroid, among many others, have pocket-friendly offerings.