Coby's New 7-inch Android Tablet Does Google Play for $149

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Climbing into the CES 2013 limelight a little early this year, Coby Electronics has announced the MID7065, a brand new 7-inch Android tablet that costs just $149. That undercuts existing mini-tablets such as the Google Nexus 7, Amazon Kindle Fire HD and the Nook HD by $50. What's the catch? Don't thumb your nose at this slate just yet.

Unlike previous Coby tablets that forced users to use a third-party app store, the MID 7065 includes full access to the Google Play store. In other words, you can download all the hottest apps, games, movies, television shows and music with your Google account. This device also packs in other Google services like Chrome, Gmail, Maps and YouTube. 

The MID7065 features a 1.2-GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and a front-facing 0.3-MP camera. The device includes 8GB of flash storage with a microSD Card slot that lets you expand that up to 32GB.   

Now come the trade-offs. The new Coby tablet runs Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, so it lacks Google Now, offline voice typing and other benefits of the new Jelly Bean OS. The company also hasn't listed the screen resolution yet, though we hope to get the full scoop here at CES.

None of  the above necessarily takes Coby out of the running. A good 7-inch may not be hard to find, but an extra 50 bucks sure can be. 

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  • shan Says:

    Where can I find this new Colby 7065 7inch tablet?

  • HAPotter Says:

    One Android tablet manufacturer to take note of in 2013 is Ainol Electronics - which has recently introduced a number of impressive, well-priced models and won "runner up" status for "Best Tablet of the Year" at CES/CNET 2012 -- One of the first U.S. resellers to carry Ainol - Novo brand tablets is a site called TabletSprint -- and next week the Novo 7 VENUS launchs -- a 7 inch tablet with QUAD CORE processor for only $149 and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS -- with a high resolution 1280x800 IPS screen, 8GB memory, a strong battery, front and rear cameras, a MicroSD memory card slot with unlimited storage, Google Play with access to 400K+ Apps, a MicroUSB port for connection to printers and other electronic devices, HDMI - to view personal videos and to download movies and watch in full 1080p (HD) on to a large screen TV, WiFi, Bluetooth, Ethernet, as well as Built-in GPS and an option for 3G/4G connection.
    It's also a great gaming device with its high resolution screen and motion gaming sensor. TabletSprint also offers a
    7" Compact Case with built-in Keyboard ($22) which easily transforms a tablet into a mini-laptop computer.

    TabletSprint includes $25 in Bonus Apps with all tablets available through their site; and also bundles in free 3G/4G wireless service, with a free 3G/4G USB adapter and 500MB of free data every month with full internet access & VoIP voice calling--

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