Coby is pretty well known for their netbooks and we have recently reviewed two of their products – the NBPC1022 and NBPC1330. Now, after last week’s IFA at Berlin, we also know that they want to be known for their tablets. The company is coming up with a new 8-inches Android tablet that will apparently launch in the second quarter of 2011 and will be available at a price of around $179.
From what we hear, the Coby MID810 comes with an 8″ TFT display with a resistive touchscreen. But there is also mention of a capacitive touch control though it is not clear how this will exactly pan out. Besides this, the features that we know about for now are a 1.3-megapixel camera, a built-in flash memory, stereo speaker and an integrated FM radio.
This is not exactly the most attractive offering at sub-$200 price point since we have already seen those manufactured by the likes of Augen that are cheaper and offer better specs. Nevertheless, let us wait for an official unveiling to get a hang of all the functionalities and prices.
Coby has always been known for their rock-bottom pricing strategy. The company, it is learned, is now in the process of launching a few more netbooks in the market that will adhere to the same pricing norms. However, the going may not be as smooth as it used to be considering that a lot of manufacturers, including the bigger ones, are now beginning to offer their products at throw-away prices.
So what’s Coby’s counter? They are launching 7 new netbooks in the NBPC series that come in several sizes from 8″ to 10″. Here’s the specification list of the larger Coby NBPC1022 netbook.
Firstly, the device features a 10″ LCD display with 1024×600 resolution. The netbook will run on a 1.6GHz Intel Atom N270 Processor and a 1GB DDR2 memory. Other features include a 160GB hard drive, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and a 3 cell battery offering close to 2.45 hours of battery.
The device will run on Windows 7, XP or Linux and the price has not been announced so far.
Another netbook visits the FCC. And this time, it is from the New York based Coby Electronics Corporation. The new Coby NBPC1330 netbook does not do anything extraordinary. But it is packed with hardware that should satisfy a lot of our user requirements.
The Coby netbook comes with a 13.3-inches screen with an impressive TFT LCD display. With quality content rendering on the 1024×600 pixel resolution screen, the netbook should be good to use. The device runs on an 1.6GHz AMD Athlon NEO processor powered by a 2GB RAM. Other features incorporated on the new Coby netbook include a 160GB hard drive, 802.11 b/g/n Wi-Fi and an HDMI output port. One complaint is definitely the 3-cell battery that cannot offer more than 3 hours of power back up.
Since the netbook has just been approved by the FCC, we are still not aware of the pricing and availability details. But now the regulatory checkups are done, expect a formal announcement in this regard pretty soon.