ICS on the Cheap: Coby Begins Releasing Low-Cost Tablets
These tablets are definitely what you would consider inexpensive, with the MID7042 coming in $179 and the MID9742 costing $279. The MID7042 is a 7-inch tablet (800x480), while the MID9742 boasts 9.7 inches (1024 x 768) of screen real estate. Both devices run on Cortex A8 chips, have 1GB of RAM, 8GB of built-in storage with expandability up to 32GB, and are WiFi-only (b/g/n). They also have a USB 2.0 port, mini-HDMI out, built-in microphone and speaker, headphone jack, and a 3MP camera.
Most importantly, the two tablets and the quartet of impending successors all run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich out of the box.
There’s plenty of competition in the 7-inch tablet space close to that $179 price point, and although most larger tablets come in higher than $279, Coby may have some proving to do before many consumers see the value here.