Coby intros new 7-inch Ice Cream Sandwich tablet
In December, Coby detailed its 2012 line of tablets; it promised that one of the devices in the line would be of the 7-inch variety, which is why we reported on it.
Today, the company has put all of them up for sale, including the one we get to talk about today. That model is named the Coby MID7042. MID obviously stands for mobile internet device, while the first two numbers, 7 and 0, stand for the screen size: 7.0-inches.
Internal specs are the same across all of the new tablets: a 1GHz single-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a microSD slot, and a mini-HDMI port. Unfortunately, one thing the MID7042 is missing is access to any of the Google Apps or Google Play Store; Coby has opted to use the GetJar store for the time being, although it's certainly a possibility that those things will be included later.
The MID7042 starts at $179, which buys you Ice Cream Sandwich with some relatively old specs. Considering that the Kindle Fire is $199 for better hardware with older software, I'm not so sure Coby even has a great deal for a budget tablet.[Coby Store]