Oct 2, 2012

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Coby launches line of Kyros tablets in time for the holidays

US brand Coby officially launched their line of Kyros Android-based mobile internet devices (MID) just in time for the holidays. Coby is one of the affordable and widely-distributed tablet brands in the US and we often associate it with portable DVD players and bargain TV’s here in the Philippines.

Coby Kyros

Last week, Coby’s exclusive distributor in the country, Red Dot Philippines, launched the Kyros tablet lineup ranging 7” to 10” to fit the needs from students to working people looking for an Android 4.0 tablet that won’t break their wallets.

Here are four of the tablets that were highlighted during the event:

Kyros MID1045

coby kyros 1045

  • 10-inch capacitive touchscreen (1280 x 800) resolution
  • Single-core 1GHz Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 processor
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front
  • Mini HDMI out, USB 2.0
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • 5000mAh battery
  • SRP: Php10,995

Kyros MID9742

coby kyros 9742

  • 9.7-inch capacitive touchscreen (1024 x 768) resolution, IPS Panel
  • Single-core 1GHz Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 processor
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front
  • Mini HDMI out, USB 2.0
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • 4400mAh battery
  • SRP: Php8,995

Kyros MID8042

coby kyros 8042

  • 8-inch capacitive touchscreen (800 x 600) resolution
  • Single-core 1GHz Allwinner A10 Cortex A8 processor
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 2-megapixel rear camera, 0.3-megapixel front
  • miniHDMI out, USB 2.0
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • 4400mAh battery
  • SRP: Php5,995

Kyris MID7048-3G

  • 7-inch capacitive touchscreen (800 x 480) resolution
  • Single-core 1GHz Telechips TCC8925 Cortex A5 processor
  • Android 4.0
  • 1GB RAM
  • 4GB internal memory, expandable up to 32GB via microSD
  • 0.3-megapixel front camera
  • miniHDMI out, USB 2.0
  • 3G compatible
  • WiFi b/g/n
  • 3500mAh battery
  • SRP: Php6,995

The design and tablet quality doesn’t vary much between sizes except for the 7-inch ones which have a taller profile. Expect these tablets to be available in the market soon, with the MID7048 being the first to arrive this month.



  1. wow…this may not be the most awesome android tablet out there, but for the price and possible usage, this is already a bargain!

    • Dude its not worth it. Adding a bit more and you’ll get a nexus 7 and If you play your cards right you can have CM Tablets faster than this. Also Asus MemoPad HD costs around 8-10k price and has beast specs. Check it out

      • Coby is not a good branch of tablet because i bought Coby tablet and it was 3 times to be unfixed. I’m not just the only one who complained for this instances because everytime that i’m visiting red dot Philippines in Prudencio st., Espana Corner, Sampaloc, Manila many people were complaining for the quality of their tablets and any gadgets. So what we should do ? Trust them when everytime that they were fixing our gadgets is so effortless because we still go back to fix them our gadgets. Is that so good that even Filipino suffers in this gadgets. We wasted our money for this so please give all your best in giving your services to your fellow customers.

        Thank you!

      • Diana Alfonso says:

        I just bought last oct28 at SM Pampanga a kyros Mid7032, I just wonder why it after only 2hrs of use, battery drains fast. Then the manual lists that the TF is one of the items included in the package; but I didn’t receive one. The surface had scratches when I hardly have used it. Before you purchase a gadget,the salesladies would be seen using the gadgets then when a customer comes they won’t notice the scratches because the salesgirl would open the unit fast and proceed to downloading the files plus one doesn’t get his change back. I was told that I have 7 days to have of replaced, but I am afraid they will use the scratches as alibi. I plan to return tonight to have it replaced.

  2. I used to have an older generation Coby tablet. It was pretty solidly made and even survived a couple of drops. One thing that I didn’t like was the Coby branding across the front of the device above the screen. Thankfully, most of their new tablets have placed the Coby logo somewhere at the back where it’s more discreet and can be covered by a case.

  3. paolojudah24 says:

    Just want to confirm, if these devices does not have android market? Can this device still download android application? how?

  4. hanep naman, si maja salvador yung ambassador nila. :)

  5. I was thinking of installing a APK file of Google Play. Has anyone tried?

  6. paolojudah24 says:

    bought Kyros MID9742 already, ok naman sya, kaso GetJar un source ng android application nya. Also yung back camera its not 2 megapixel, vga lang sya

  7. how to purchased the coby kyros 8″ ?thank you!

  8. is coby kyros 7042 available in Sm supermalls ??

  9. I bought a coby last September 29 and last night it didn’t work until now. I think drained lang yung battery but when I charge it no indications na nagchacharge na ito. What seems to be the prob. kaya?

    • Lily,
      You need to look up to your manual, about “resetting”. it’s a tiny-needle hole, kailangan mong tusukin ng ga-karayom lang na bagay para mai-reset. Subukan mo lang…
      Thanks

  10. Cris Sanchez says:

    Where Can i buy Coby Tablet???

  11. is it possible that I could use 3g broadband with my coby MID 8042?
    please post me a reply via email…

    thanks a lot

  12. jame navato says:

    meron akong mid7042 ok nmn cya pro hindi q cya magamit kapag nk- charge, hindi ngrerespond

  13. Kaspogero says:

    Mga sir ask ko lng po kung san meron store ng coby kyros dito sa pinas?? tnx po GODBLESS..

  14. John Oliver says:

    Hi! Does it really have to be GetJar? Is there no way for a Kyros Tablet to have Google Play Android Market?

  15. My tablet accidentary slide down in my bed and unfortunately the screen hadta craack and I cant touch it now wat shoud I do

  16. i have this mid8042 last oct.promoted by my son’s school
    sadly, this tablet gave me headaches

    it was replaced 3 times with bnew tablets

    same overheating problem
    last was with the touch screen
    maingat kme sa gamit, we seldom uses it pa nga

    i really dont recommend this product

  17. ask ko lan po if pd po .. bah na kabitan ng any kind of broadband und coby kyros mid7042 ???/

  18. Please dagdagan pa ang inyong mga service centers. Ang itinuro lang sa akin ay sa Sampaloc. Sana magkaroon man lang sa Mandaluyong, Makati o di kaya dito sa The Fort, Taguig..

  19. Claudetten Lui Reyes says:

    My son accidentally slide down the tablet in our bed and unfortunately the screen had craack and I cant touch it now wat shoud? Model mid8042. Where can I find Customer Service Center here in the Philippines im from Laguna

  20. Mar Bernardo says:

    Hi!
    Sir Calvin pasuyo po ala po aking makitang related reviews about Coby Kyros MID7011 with TV baka po pwedeng paki bigyan po ako ng information regarding this tablet, maganda po ba ang Coby brand ibig ko pong sabihin matibay po ba.
    Thanks po.

    Mar

  21. Ma. Cristina Guavez says:

    my coby kyros tablet has problem with its power. I want it checked by a technician. Where can I send it within Metro Manila area.

  22. nkbli ako coby tablet 8inch, it was replaced 2 times with new tablet, bakit ganun nagd0wnload ako ng mga games den after nun mwwla ung cam,music,pic nkalagay dun no xternal available, dun s cam nmn insert sdcard kht nag nag insert nq ng memory card, 2x times nangyare bkt nwwala ung sdcard or ung external bsta mga ganun, sakit s ulo anu b dapat gawin pls help

  23. JAnet Garcia says:

    can i get the exact address of COBY Service Center here in the Phils.

  24. Ma. Cristina Guavez says:

    the battery of my Coby Kyros is no longer working, where can I buy battery. Please help…

  25. Gerwin Marquez says:

    Worst Service Center I ever encounter!!! Owner of the company must be informed of how worst CCSC Management he has in his company.! Hired a Manager that can manage the system and the clients. GGGGGRRRAAABBBE!!!

  26. liewellyn santos says:

    pano po tong coby kyros MID1060-8 ko namamatay pu sya pag hnd naka charge pag nka charge gumagana eh full naman yung battery ano po to papalitan na nga battery??? at patanung po ulet kung mag kano???? help kulang po kasi
    4months palang po to hnd ko pa nagagamit sa pasukan! reply po kayo tnkz

  27. nkkainis ang service center ng coby… npakabgal ng serbesyo… isang bwan n wla pa din ung unit ko…. kya pla mura kc mppamura k tlga…

    wake up….

  28. nkkainis ang service center ng coby… npakabgal ng serbesyo… isang bwan n wla pa din ung unit ko…. lagi nlng cnasabi, nkaline up pa daw ung unit.. haizzzt …. kya pla mura kc mppamura k tlga…

  29. Bumile kme ng coby kyros tablet mid7011 ndi nmen mlagyan ng google play aps eh nid ko un pra s game n ilalagay ko. Meron bng way para mlagyan sya? Help nman po s mga taga coby dyn

  30. regiesemana says:

    dko malagyan ng google play etong coby kyros mid7011 ko
    pa help naman po

  31. rieh0120 says:

    pa help nman mg download ng play store.

  32. carlthess06 says:

    Oo nga di ba talaga pwede mag mag install ng google play sa mid 7011? Answer me pls…..

    Kya nga ako bumili nito dahil sa games……sagot naman mga taga coby jan pls……

    • Hay naku isang week pa lang nabibili ang COBY nasira na agad ang main frame..lugi naman ang pagkabili..then sa service center sabi 45 days lang daw lumipas na lahat wala pa din..Ayusin ninyo ang sistema ninyo please..magbibigay ng cp number hindi naman nagrereply.calling DTI..

  33. paano po i-connect yung sim ng coby mid7011 sa facebook pag may load. if ever walang available wi-fi possiboe po ba gamiting yung sim niya para makapagfacebook. pano po siya iset-up
    ty po

  34. This tablet is definitely not worth it! We bought one last January and just after 3days, i encountered a lot of issues already.

    The Coby Service Center we have here in the Philippines is USELESS! So do not expect them to fix whatever issues you have with your tablet because they know NOTHING!

    Feel free to read my posts in WordPress: http://anngeneral.wordpress.com/2013/11/17/ohhh-coby-kyros-mid7032-review/

  35. I have a coby tablet Kyros model MID7047 4GB, it does not open because it displays emergency numbers to be called, how can I open it.What is the emergency call numbers of coby service centers.Its a big problem for me I cannot use it anymore,i reset it many times already.

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