- Product Dimensions: 0.1 x 19.6 x 11.4 cm ; 295 g
- Shipping Weight: 703 g
- Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
- Item model number: MID7048-4
- ASIN: B0093XTHI6
- Date first available at Amazon.ca: Oct. 1 2012
- Average Customer Review: 2 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #199,195 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)
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Coby Kyros 7-Inch Android 4.0 4 GB Internet Tablet 16:9 Capacitive Multi-Touch Widescreen with Built-In Camera, Black MID7048-4
|List Price:||CDN$ 142.99|
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- All in 1 device to browse the web, watch Youtube videos, check emails and much more with Android 4.0 OS
- Access popular games and apps from the GETJAR Marketplace
- E-Reader with access to thousands of books
- Wireless Internet with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
- Hours of use with rechargeable lithium-polymer battery
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Connect to the world with the touch of a fingertip. The Coby Kyros MID7048-4 tablet is a powerful and flexible internet and entertainment solution with a 7-inch capacitive touch screen and intuitive Android 4.0 operating system (Ice-Cream Sandwich). Get access to thousands of applications from GetJar marketplace with plenty of games, social media, and productivity tools to meet your needs. With sleek and stylish Coby tablets, you can relax and enjoy your favorite music, 1080P HD videos, e-Books and photos. Enjoy doing more with Coby's tablets.
Coby Kyros MID7048-4 At a Glance
- 7.0-inch LCD multi-touch capacitive widescreen 16:9 (WVGA 800 x 480)
- High-speed 1 GHz processor
- 1GB of RAM for seamless multi-tasking
- Browse the web, watch Youtube videos, check e-mail, and much more with Android 4.0
- Connect to the Internet wirelessly with high-speed networking support (Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n)
- Use HDMI to connect and enjoy 1080p HD videos on your HDTV (Cable not included)
- E-book reader: Download and read thousands of books (ePub standard)
- Pre-Installed Apps: GetJar Marketplace, eReader, eMusic, Browser, Calendar, Email, Clock, Calculator, Gallery (photos and videos)
The Power of Android 4.0
The Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) operating system is the latest version of the Android platform for tablets and more. It builds on the things people love most about Android: easy multitasking, rich notifications, customizable home screens, resizable widgets, deep interactivity, and powerful new ways of communicating and sharing. With open access to GetJar, the world’s largest free app store, over 550,000 apps are only a touch away, giving you the freedom to customize your tablet for all of your web and entertainment needs.
Multitasking is a key strength of Android and it's made even easier and more visual on Android 4.0. The Recent Apps button lets you jump instantly from one task to another using the list in the System Bar. The list pops up to show thumbnail images of apps used recently, and tapping a thumbnail switches to the app.
Light and Sleek Body
At 10.4 ounces, the Coby tablet is remarkably light. Measuring 7.7 by 4.5 by 0.4 inches (W x H x D), this easy-to-grip tablet is designed to fit comfortably in your hand and travel with ease.
Capacitive Multi-Touch Screen
Using your fingers is easy. With capacitive, multi-touch technology, this tablet responds quickly and naturally to your touch. Interact directly with what's on the screen by pinching, tapping, dragging, or swiping.
Browse the Web
More than ever, the Web is part of our daily lives. We live in a connected world that allows us to laugh, share, and live on the web. The Coby tablet allows you to do the little things you love - shop, check the weather, get recipes, keep in touch with friends and family, and keep up with the constantly changing stocks and news. It lets you instantly sync and manage Google Chrome bookmarks from all of your accounts, jump to your favorite content faster, and even save it for reading later in case there's no network available. Now experience your personal web up close with a lightweight tablet that powers on instantly anywhere (Wi-Fi connection required).
Emails are easy. Fire off an email from your couch. Or the kitchen. Or the yard. With the built-in email app, Coby tablets make it easy to stay in touch.
In Android 4.0, email is easier to send, read, and manage. For composing email, improved auto-completion of recipients helps with finding and adding frequent contacts more quickly. For easier input of frequent text, you can now create quick responses and store them in the app, then enter them from a convenient menu when composing. When replying to a message, you can now toggle the message to Reply All and Forward without changing screens.
For easier browsing across accounts and labels, the app adds an integrated menu of accounts and recent labels. To help you locate and organize IMAP and Exchange email, the Email app now supports nested mail subfolders, each with synchronization rules. You can also search across folders on the server, for faster results. Where and who you email with is up to you (Wi-Fi connection required).
Listen to Music
With all the things you can do with Coby tablets, don't forget to take a break for some music. The built-in music app lets you swipe and tap through your music by artist, album, song, or playlist. Listen to your favorite tunes at home or on-the-go.
Connect to Wi-Fi
Surf, watch, play, and do whatever you want, wherever you want. Coby tablets connect quickly and easily to Wi-Fi networks. Support for Wi-Fi Direct lets you connect directly to nearby peer devices over Wi-Fi, for more reliable, higher-speed communication. No internet connection or tethering is needed. Through third-party apps, you can connect to compatible devices to take advantage of new features such as instant sharing of files, photos, or other media; streaming video or audio from another device; or connecting to compatible printers or other devices. Whether at home, at your local coffee shop, or maybe even on a plane or train -- you'll enjoy the Internet unbound by wires
Take advantage of the most creative apps available for Android with the built-in accelerometer. From unique and exciting games to handy utility apps, you'll be amazed at what your tablet can do.
To help organize appointments and events, an updated calendar app brings together personal, work, school, and social agendas. With user permission, other applications can contribute events to the calendar and manage reminders, for an integrated view across multiple calendar providers. The app is redesigned to let you manage events more easily. Calendars are color-coded and you can swipe left or right to change dates and pinch to zoom in or out.
Imagine a library in the palm of your hands. Coby tablets let you access countless volumes of books including best sellers, new releases, classics, modern classics, and books from public libraries. The future of reading is here, and it fits comfortably in your hands.
GetJar: Free Apps
Whether it's for you or your loved ones, you'll find some great games in Coby's free Android App store. Browse and download thousands of the most popular apps. With puzzle, strategy, action, racing games and more, there's something for everyone.
Memory Card Expansion
The MID7048-4 tablet comes with 4GB of on-board storage. Need more room for music, movies, or pictures? Just insert a microSD or microSDHC card and increase your memory up to 32GB. The right size is up to you.
|Display||7.0-inch LCD capacitive multi-touchscreen 16:9 (WVGA 800 x 480)|
|Size (in inches)||7.7 W x 4.5 H x 0.4 D|
|Operating System||Android 4.0|
|Internal Memory||1 GB|
|Memory Expansion||Expandable up to 32GB with microSDHC memory card slot|
|Camera||Front-facing VGA 0.3MP|
|Battery||Rechargeable lithium-polymer battery|
|Wi-Fi Connectivity||Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Video Output||High Speed HDMI, type C (mini), Supports 1080P and 720P|
|Ports||2.0 Hi-Speed USB, 3.5mm Headphone|
|Included in the Box||Kyros MID7048-4 tablet, USB cable, protective pouch, power adapter|
Top Customer Reviews
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After doing this download the Good e-Reader app store through Getjar. The Good e-Read app store has everything. Netflix now works great on my tablet. I was also able to down load pretty much every app the Google Play Store has. They even have the Google Play Store app. Anyways, after doing this my tablet runs smoother, seems to be faster and everything works. Took this tablet from a 3 to a 5 star. I now love this tablet. Oh, when doing this it will erase things (music, pics, videos) on the tablet but not on the SD Card.
It actually seems made pretty well. The touch screen seems to work well - by way of comparison, I've had a couple of older tablet pc's, and older windows ce pda's, my wife has an older resistive touch 7" android, I have an android phone. So on the one hand I've used a lot of touch screens, on the other, I can remember when you had to have a proprietary batter-powered stylus to use one. So to me, the touch screen seems pretty good, but I don't know how that will translate to others. It is a finger print magnet and picks up smudges like mad. It is perfectly adequate for e-book reading and playing simple android games.
I am an average sized male and the size is fine for me for a big book reader. The trade off of the bigger screen is that you have a bigger device to hold. I can just "palm" it with one hand - it is 16 X 9 so it seems longer than it does wide. I don't think it is too large to be a comfortable reader.
The wi-fi connected in a snap, couldn't be easier. One thing that is sort of annoying is that everytime I resume from a suspend I have to disconnect and reconnect the wi-fi for it to connect. I haven't figured a way around that yet, but I think it may be an ice cream sandwich "feature." It connects easily to our linux computers with the cable.
I found that I was more bugged by the lack of google play marketplace than I thought I'd be. As best I can tell, everyone who has tried rooting the 10" has bricked it. So I didn't root it. You can get the apk for google play easy enough and side load it, but the device isn't on google's list of approved devices so the apk won't run and connect to the market. Because you can't root it, you can't edit the boot file to spoof it as a device on google's list. So unless you root it or google adds it you won't be connecting to google play.
Which isn't really that big of a deal. It has a get jar market on it, but I had already put on amazon market before I bothered looking at it, and there's really not much use in it. The amazon market is easy enough for anyone to add - just point the web browser to amazon and follow the directions. Of all things, the only thing I wanted to put on it so far but wasn't able to yet is tux math for the kids - it is on google play but not amazon market and I can't find the apk on the web. It was easy enough to side load other apks. It runs the angry birds apps fine, and the cut the ropes, fruit ninjas, temple runs. I had a devil of a time getting where's my water/Perry to install. It just wouldn't install. I tried different versions and nothing, then one time I tried it for a lark and both just installed and now they play fine. I must have installed something with a needed library or something along the way. Who knows. I downloaded free solitaire and freecell from amazon and they work fine. That's enough games for me, so I haven't bothered putting any emulators on it, without hardware buttons I don't care to.
It has both a regular size usb and a micro usb, which is nice because you can use something like a usb key board. The power plug is an additional little port. The batteries last longer than I thought they would - good enough for me to read and play some games. I put some videos on there just to see them and they worked fine. The kids watched some youtube on it and that was fine. I couldn't get netflix to install on it though.
It has an micro sd card slot, that is important to me. The file structure is a little wonkey, but you'll find the sd card if you look around. After the first time it didn't really matter to me because it remembered the location in the history and I can just click the short cut there.
It comes with a book reader built in. I side loaded an epub file and it seemed to present it just fine. I went ahead and put the cool reader app on it because I like the flexibility of that app. I used it to read A Dance with Dragons an it was a good book reading experience - I turned off the background and just use white text on black or yellow on blue. Honestly I didn't miss e-ink and I was a fan of it.
It isn't an ipad and it isn't a tegra 3. It is $150 bucks. So if you want the ipad or a tegra 3 don't get this. If you have some basic android experience then this will seem familiar and easy, and if you want a basic tablet then this is a fine one. I got lucky here, it fits my needs very well - so if you are looking for something like that, book reader, web, simple games, with a bigger screen I'd recommend this to you.
Things to note:
- This takes a very small, 5V DC power supply, which is unusual to me.
- It is an unsupported Google device = no Play app store, and still can't figure out how to get HBO GO to work on it, and can't get Facebook created app (unless someone tells me where else you can download it from!)
- Has a very sensitive power button - last 3 times I've put it in my backpack for use at work, the power button has been hit in transit and I arrive with it drained and unusable. Could probably be remedied by buying a better case than by using the slipcover it comes with.
- Back button often exits you out of something, rather than taking you to your last page/position.
- Browser, while effective, does not have near the same functionality as the browser on my PC.
- Browser feels slow to me, and it's annoying.
Other things to note:
- Sound quality was surprisingly good for what it is.
- Keyboard is awesome and works really well, which surprised me.
- Absolutely zero lag in streaming of either music or video - win!!!
- You can still do lots of great stuff, like use other social media apps that allow you to view Facebook, or use the browser for it (can't get browser version of HBO GO however, *sad clown face*).
- Use Amazon app store for lots of good stuff even if you can't use Google Play app store - the Get Jar app store was surprisingly limited. Might just be the brand new O/S.
- Picks up home wi-fi & mobile hotspot (wi-fi from my phone) just great, never had a problem with that!
- Renders books really well and is fun to use for reading.
Overall, because it is less than half price of any other 10" tablet out there, I will give it a "like" rating and deal with what it doesn't do. But the HBO GO thing was a major blow and the big reason behind losing a whole star. I've heard that they are supposed to be coming out with a new version of the app that I can get to and will work on this O/S, but my fingers are still crossed on that . . .
Also, in case anyone from Google is reading this - you majorly effed up by allowing others to license your O/S by NOT also allowing anyone with said O/S's devices to be able to access YOUR CONTENT. Lose move IMHO. Retarded.
I was searching for a tablet as a SUPPLEMENT for my Ipod touch. I mainly wanted a better experience playing games, viewing apps like Google Earth and streaming Collage Football games via the Watchespn app. As good as the i-pod is, it was just too small for some situations. I wanted to upgrade to an I-pad, but the
I-Pad was just out of my price range.
So after much research, I decided on the 10" Coby despite the fact there was no access to the Google Play Store. I verified that I could download Google Earth and Watchespn from The Amazon App store so that wasn't an issue.
I ordered my Tablet with the keyboard/case and the 16GB micro memory card. Both I would highly recommended getting. All 3 came in a very timely manner.
This is my first Android device but I quickly found my way around and downloaded a few apps from Getjar. The best advice for apps is going to Getjar and download the "Good E reader Android App Store" they have a better choice of apps and from there you can also download other Appstores such as Amazon,1 Mobile and Appbrain.
Great price. At present time $149.00
Great picture quality for both photos and videos.
Lots of storage available for apps (8GB internal)+ up to 32GB on a Micro memory card.
Streams and plays UTube videos well
Good choice of accessories available from Amazon.com such as cases,keyboards,screen protectors, Mini HDMI to HDMI cords and mini sd cards. All reasonably priced and wont break the bank.
Good battery life. Lasts about 6 hours.
No problems with the WiFi.
Good for gameplay
Ideal for E-Books
Touchscreen has good response.
Poor camera quality. Useless
Preloaded Browser crashes constantly. I use Google Chrome, it works much better.
The 1042 Wont win any races while surfing the net.A bit slow loading pages. Some patience required!!
No Google Play.Its a deal breaker for some but it shouldn't be.
Speaker sound is fair at best. You can use headphones or amplified speakers to improve sound.
I am very happy with my purchase so far. I think people who gave this Coby Tablet a bad review just didn't give it a fair chance. Granted you get what you pay for and this Tablet can't compete with the high end Tablets for performance but for the price it holds its own. Hope this review helps.