Coby KYROS Android Internet makes a splash in the Philippines
The Coby KYROS Android Internet tablet has been making waves over in the USA where it is enjoying a healthy revenue. It is currently running on Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although there are rumors that Coby will start rolling out Android Jelly Bean updates soon, making the KYROS the first non-Google Internet tablet to get it. It recently launched in the Philippines with Maja Salvador official endorser for the Coby KYROS.
The entry level 4.3″ screen MID4330 retails for only 3,495 PHP, while the top tier, 9.7″ MID1045 retails for 10,995 PHP making the KYROS the most affordable, branded Internet tablet available on the market. Units come with 1 year warranty, which makes it a really sweet deal, especially for the budget conscious consumer. Coupled with Coby’s promise of quality and excellence, it makes an ideal Christmas or birthday gift or an entry level gadget for anyone who wants the tablet experience without breaking the wallet.
The Coby KYROS is available on all leading electronics shops nationwide. It is exclusively distributed in the Philippines by RedDot Imaging. Full press release follows.
Owning a tablet used to be a luxury and limited to a privileged few, and for good reason: Desirable as they were, earlier tablets had premium prices that were on a par with mid-segment laptops’ SRPs. Thankfully, that’s no longer the case, especially when a slew of budget Android tablets from American electronics manufacturer Coby is now officially available in the Philippines.
Exclusively distributed by RedDot Philippines, Coby slates are all powered by Google’s Android Ice Cream Sandwich platform. At the recent IFA Berlin Consumer Electronics Show in Germany, Coby showcased Three Jellybean models to watch out for that will be made available December 2012.
So instead of being expensive and frustratingly prohibitive, Coby tablets provide an enticing alternative for tech-savvy Pinoys who are in the market for affordable tablets that don’t compromise on performance and build quality.
Sporting a generous 9.7-inch capacitive, multitouch display and a speedy 1GHz processor, not to mention an incredibly low price of P8,995the Coby Kyros MID9742 tablet truly impresses. Even better, it comes with front-facing and rear-facing cameras and a miniHDMI (typeC) port for streaming the latest Hollywood blockbusters and hit TV shows on HDTVs.
For Internet junkies, the Coby Kyros MID8042, priced at P5,995 is a great companion. It boasts WiFi connectivity, a feature-rich Web browser, and 4GB of internal storage with room for lots of downloads via a microSD card expansion slot, which supports up to 32GB.
Bookworms are also in for a treat, as this tablet is a more practical substitute for ebook readers. It even comes preloaded with an ALDIKO ebook reader app, which can be used to read and download an expansive library of ebooks containing thousands of titles.
Likewise, app addicts are in for something special, as Coby Kyros Tablets has unlimited access to the best applications via GetJar, a multi-platform app store with a burgeoning list of free applications from roughly 300,000 independent developers.
Other Coby Kyros tablets to watch for include the 7-incher Coby Kyros MID7042 and the 10-incher Coby Kyros MID1042, valued at (P4,495) and (P7,995), respectively. Like the flagship MID9742, both models are equipped with a 1GHz processor, 1GB of RAM, and Android Ice Cream Sandwich for fluid performance.
Something to get excited about is the Coby Kyros MID7048-3G to launch October 2012 at an SRP of only P6,995, which measures 7 inches screen-wise. The biggest attraction here is a SIM card slot for accessing 3G cellular networks, meaning fast Internet access wherever you go.
The official availability of these Coby tablets in the Philippines puts owning a tablet within reach of the masses.
Coby KYROS Philippine launch photos
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