Coby Quiz: Tony Tablets Take a Thrifty Turn

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4 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

The tablet craze is just heating up, and happily, prices for some models are going down. But how much do you know about the new Coby tablet lineup of economical tablets?

Each of Coby's tablets come with a processor sporting which speed?

Maybe that G stands for speedy processing goodness. All three of the 24-series tablets have 1GHz CPUs.


What sort of touchscreen did Coby use in two of its three newest tablets?

They require a firm finger press. Resistive touchscreens appear in two of the lower-cost Kyros models.


The Kyros tablets run which operating system?

Yes, it's similar to the OS found on many Google smart phones. The Kyros tablets feature Android 2.2.


What is the resolution of the Kyros tablet camera?

This webcam-worthy camera weighs in at 0.3 megapixels. You can capture video or stills.


Which book formats do the Kyros tablets recognize?

It's not an electronic pub where you can buy beer. You'll find many titles in the ePub format, which is the native reader in Kyros.


What is the online marketplace where you can download new apps for your Kyros tablet?

We're not adlibbing this part -- the AppsLib lets you choose from thousands of apps for your device.


About how many apps will you find for Android tablets on AppsLib?

And the number grows every day. You can currently choose from around 40,000 apps.


What type of wireless networking do the Kyros tablets feature?

It’s the coffeeshop standard! These tablets are compatible with both 802.11b and g.


How much does the 10-inch screen version of the Kyros weigh?

It's far lighter than most laptops you'll find. At 1.5 pounds, you'll hardly notice you're carrying these tablets.


A Kyros tablet can play HD-quality video to your HD TV using which feature?

Although you can't see HD-quality video on the tablet itself, it will send that video through the HDMI port to an HD-capable TV.


The built-in Aldiko app lets you do what?

It's the standard Android e-book reader. With Aldiko you can choose and read thousands of titles including public domain works.


How do you switch the screen orientation on a Kyros tablet from portrait to landscape?

Like most tablets, this one senses its orientation and automatically switches viewing to accommodate your preference.


The Kyros tablet CPU goes by what formal name?

It's a different version of the A8 chip that appears in Apple's iPad. The Cortex A8 is made by Samsung.


How much RAM comes integrated into the Kyros tablet?

The installed 512MB is enough to keep your collection of apps moving.


Which app is not preinstalled on Coby's tablets?

Actually, none of Google's mobile apps are found on these tablets, thus excluding Gmail.


Which type of battery power these Kyros models?

They're cousins of lithium-ion batteries; lithium-polymer batteries are inexpensive and can be recharged many times.


How much internal storage capacity is included in the base Kyros models?

You'll definitely want to invest in flash memory cards. These models start out at 4GB.


You can add up to how much memory through the tablets' flash card slot?

With the limited onboard storage, this slot will make your tablet much more useful, to the tune of 32GB more useful.


What type of flash cards do the Kyros tablets work with?

They are part of the SD card family, but smaller. The microSDHC standard allows for high storage capacity in a tiny physical package.


What is the resolution of the screen on the high-end, 10-inch Kyros tablet?

It's not HD quality, but the 1024 x 600 still lets you see all sorts of visual content in the palm of your hands.


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