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A New Player Arrives - Coby Introduces Kyros Tablets

By Lionell Go Macahilig - 27 Sep 2012

A New Player Arrives - Coby Introduces Kyros Tablets

Coby Carries In The Kyros

United States-based company Coby Electronics Corporation recently staged an event today at the Mango Tree Thai Restaurant in Taguig in which they launched its Kyros lineup of tablets. Coby, according to its Global Sales Marketing Director, actually has a significant tablet market share in other countries this year. In the United States, Coby has the third largest market share. Meanwhile, the company ranked second (13%) after Apple (23%) in Argentina.

Filipina celebrity Maja Salvador is the official ambassador of Coby Kyros tablets in the Philippines.

Established in 1990 by its Chief Executive Officer Young D. Lee, Coby now has a wide product portfolio under its belt, composed of multimedia players, radio sets, digital cameras, speaker systems, and earphones. The largest product division of Coby is focused on televisions (49.27%). Today, the company owns three large factories in China that are located in Fo Shan, Shenzhen, and Xin Feng.

From left to right: Diana Dy of RedDot Philippines, Maja Salvador, and Long Man Lee, Global Sales Marketing Director of Coby, during the Philippine launch of the Kyros tablet series.

Coby’s Kyros lineup is composed of various tablet models with different display sizes. The most basic has 7-inch whereas the largest ones have a 10.1-inch screen. There are 8- and 9.7-inch models as well. One specific example of the 9.7-inch model is the MID9742 which has 1GHz Cortex A8 CPU, 1GB RAM, and 8GB onboard storage. It also carries front and rear cameras, and a micro-HDMI port that allows users to connect it to an HDTV. One of the largest models in the group is the MID1042-8 with a 10.1-inch display, 1024 x 600 resolution, and 16:9 aspect ratio. Wi-Fi connectivity is a common feature in all models.

For more information about the tablet models, view the chart below.

The Coby Kyros Series

Image Model Name Specifications Price
MID7035
  • 4GB internal memory
  • microSDHC up to 16GB
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GHz Vimicro 0882 (Cortex A8) processor
  • 512MB DDR3
  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • 800 x 480 (WVGA) resolution
PhP 3,995
MID7042 Full HD
  • 4GB flash
  • microSDHC up to 32GB
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GHz Allwinner Cortex-A8
  • 1GB DDR3
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 7-inch touchscreen display
  • 800 x 480 WVGA resolution
PhP 4,995
MID8042 Full HD
  • 4GB flash
  • microSDHC up to 32GB
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GHz Allwinner Cortex-A8
  • 1GB DDR3
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 8-inch touchscreen display
  • 800x600 SVGA resolution
PhP 5,995
MID9742 Full HD
  • 8GB flash
  • microSDHC up to 32GB
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GHz Allwinner Cortex-A8
  • 1GB DDR3
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 2.0MP main camera
  • 9.7-inch touchscreen display
  • 1024 x 768 SVGA resolution
PhP 8,995
MID1042 Full HD
  • 8GB flash
  • microSDHC up to 32GB
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GHz Allwinner Cortex-A8
  • 1GB DDR3
  • 0.3MP front-facing camera
  • 10.1-inch touchscreen display
  • 1024 x 600 WSVGA resolution
PhP 7,995