Coby Kyros 7" tablet available at Best Buy for $199

2589541_sa Best Buy has added another budget 7" tablet to its shelves, Coby's Kyros MID7024 for $199.

The Kyros tablet ships with the Samsung Cortex A8 running at 1GHz, 512MB RAM, microSD slot, 802.11b/g, and Android 2.2. No Gingerbread here, but you can still enjoy 1080p HD videos and music connected to your big screen via HDMI. The front facing camera should allow you to video chat with your friends, though you'll have to look elsewhere for your snapshot needs because a rear camera is not included.

And here's more bad news. The Coby Kyros has a resistive touchscreen with 800 x 480 resolution. Coby will provide a stylus in the package, but most of us know that resistive displays aren't ideal for touchscreen tablets, especially with all the competition out there. The Kyros will have its own AppsLib for downloading apps, which means that Android Market and all the other Google apps aren't included. There's also no GPS, so you can't use any apps that provide location service. This means that if you wanted to use this tablet for finding your nearest StarBucks, well, you're out of luck.


But if you can overlook some of the missing features that other more expensive competitors have, then this might be the Android tablet for you. Then again, for another $100 you can pickup the Huawei Ideos S7 Slim.

[Best Buy]
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