When I read the word Coby, I usually associate it with low-end hardware that's being sold for a relatively cheap price. Coby continues that trend with its MID7042 tablet. It was introduced and released on March 27th, and today it went through the FCC's standard set of tests, including a teardown showing off the logic board and battery.
If you need a refresher on the internals, you're in luck. The MID7042 includes a 7-inch display with a resolution of 800 x 480, driven by 1GHz Cortex-A8 processor and 1GB of RAM. 4GB of internal storage and 802.11b/g/n WiFi round out the insides, while a front-facing VGA camera, mini-HDMI port, and a microSD card slot are featured on the outside of the device. All of those specs are designed to work with Ice Cream Sandwich, the shipping OS for the device.
When the tablet was originally announced, I was obviously less than impressed. I also compared the MID7042 to the Kindle Fire: whereas the Coby tablet is $179 and has older specs, the Kindle Fire costs $20 more at $199 and has more acceptable internals.
The choice is yours. Coby's selling the tablet right now for the aforementioned price right here.[FCC via Liliputing]