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.
Ramos is not a name that you would expect to hear often in the western world a lot. But the company is quick churning out a number of mobile internet devices of late. Remember the Ramos W7 Android MID that we discussed earlier this week? Now word’s out that a successor to it is already on the way and that shall be known as the Ramos W9.
So how do the two devices compare? Well, there is not too many things that we know about the W9 as yet. What I do know is that it is rumored to come with a 7-inches display screen and that it will be powered by a Rockchip RK2818 processor. Besides this, only expect it to come with better specs over the Ramos W7 that comes with Android 1.5, 32GB storage and Wi-Fi/3G connectivity.
Price? It’s definitely going to be more than $146-$250 price tag that is pegged for the W7.
Sharp is coming up with one more of their mobile internet devices known as Sharp SH-10B that will be a clamshell device running on Google’s Android operating system. From what we know, the device will come with a high definition 5-inches display screen and two powerful cameras offering pictures at 5.3-Megapixel and 4.3-Megapixel cameras respectively. The latter is front-facing that can be accessed when the clamshell is unfolded.
The new Sharp SH-10B MID has no dearth of connectivity options being equipped with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1, HSDPA/HSUPA and GPS/A-GPS functionalities. Users can also watch television on the go with the digital TV tuner. The memory is pretty large for an MID – at 3.4GB.
For now, the Sharp clamshell MID is learned to be launching only in Japan. That’s starting July 23rd. There is no information on when the device will open to markets outside Sharp’s home turf. Keep returning to this site till we get you those details.