In recent months there has been an influx of inexpensive Android tablets hitting the market and while these have been good for those with less disposable income, the one drawback is that they are not able to access the Google Play App Store. Coby has had a number of these cheaper tablets and they have also lacked this access, but the upcoming Coby MID7065 tablet is about to change that.
This 7-inch tablet will run the Android 4.0.4 (Ice Cream Sandwich) OS and will be able to download the full range of content from Google Play, such as apps and will also be able to take advantage of Chrome, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps and more. The best part about this news is the fact that the Coby MID7065 tablet price will be just $129.99 once released in March.
The Coby MID7065 tablet specs are pretty similar to that of the Nexus 7, so expect a 1.2GHz dual-core CPU and 1GB of RAM. However, you will only get 8GB of internal storage, but does give you the option of up to 32GB of storage via a microSD card. This cheap tablet is never going to compete with the Nexus 7 because the Asus device will always run the latest version of Android, unlike Coby’s.
While the Nexus 7 is still a relatively inexpensive Android tablet, it does not have a cheap look and feel as the Coby MID7065 as seen at CES 2013, which is certainly not helped by the less than impressive 1024 x 600 resolution display. Having said that the Kindle Fired HD price is around $70 more and the Google Nexus 7, $130 more expensive, the question is are you prepared to save that kind of money while sacrificing on hardware, looks and overall build quality?
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