Coby Kyros Internet Tablets MID7005-4G | MID7015-4G (new)

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    Back in late Oct 2010, Coby USA released on HSN 7" 800x480 16:9 KYROS MID7005-4G Internet Touch Screen Tablet based on the X5A with G-Sensor glossy glass layer, Telechip 800MHz (720MHz out of the box), 256MB RAM, 4GB IS, up to Full SDHC 32GB for ES, weighs 440 grams, 802.11b,g, battery is 3600 mAh, black leather exterior with cream color interior case that's screwed on. Full USB Host Port, Micro USB Port, HDMI Port for 1280x720p 60Hz and 1920x1080p 60Hz along with NTSC / PAL settings with out settings of HDMI default is none to view video on the tablet. Android OS 2.1 with Update-1.

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    In Nov 2010 they have just released KYROS MID7015-4G same specs as above except it doesn't have the leather case attached onto the unit not based on X5A design, all black and seems to weigh only 200 grams and MicroSDHC up to 16GB for ES.

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    ^no 3G sim card;but has HDMI and usb 2.0 port,

    still prefer the HUAWEI S7!!
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    Well I have the MID7005-4G that doesn't cost anywhere need the S7. I don't use the tablet for 3G (sim features for phone) this would be more PROXY / VPN / WLAN / WWAN / RDP / VNC / VMWARE / FTP / Wireless Sniffer is what I would use it more for.
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    KYROS MID7005-4G Game Demo 3D G-Sensor (Video)

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    KYROS MID7005-4G Second Look Review (Video)

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    The main feature of this thing is the amazing support for videos.

    Once you install mVideoPlayer, you can playback almost all the downloadable videos on the market.

    Build quality is decent. The main complaint is the touchscreen response. I like this tablet a lot.

    HDMI will output whatever is on your tablet screen. Which is neat, but only really supports 800x480 upscaled to whatever your HD TV supports. It's a shame considering that the device is probably capable of outputting the actual HD quality video, but you at least get DVD quality playback with this. Coby is misrepresenting its own product, likely because they know nothing about it.

    Google hasn't exactly caught on with the presence of Google Market on this thing yet. But it's the same situation as the Gentouch.
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    RS seems better on this one. I don't see the jumping around like I see on GT78, PDNHT, S7 on the browser or typing something. I'll show off the HDMI in the Third Look Review. I only got Google Maps on it. I use AppLib from Archos which is comes with. SideME, there are so much other replacements for Market.
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    Just got the MID 7015 4G from K-Mart Black Friday for 139.99
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    I picked up a Coby 7015 today and though I haven't had time to do a whole lot with it, I have to say the screen is VERY responsive. In the last couple months I have had an Augen GenTouch 78 and a Huawei S7 and now the Coby. Will I keep it? Not sure yet...probably not since I can get a HeroTab for about $30 less online, but the GenTouch screen was HORRIBLE response and the S7 was decent, but had issues on hyperlinks unless you use a stylus. But I have to say, for a resistive screen, the Coby is pretty incredible. As far as the pressure required and how fast it scrolls, it's darn near as good as a capacitive screen on response.

    I'm going to play around a bit more and see what I can do with it. Would love to have the Market, trying to figure out this AppsLib thing, which doesn't appear to be too bad. One of the best sub-$200 units I've seen. Doesn't feel like a toy like the Augen but feels quite a bit lighter than the S7. No kickstand, speakers not as nice and loud as the S7, no sim/3g support. Just can't get over how responsive the screen is...very light touch response.
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    Coby has some serious issue with memory leaking. You'll see when it locks up on you when you run some programs to long. This also effects both 7005 and 7015. Hopefully a Rooted ROM might fix those glitches.

    Go here
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    on sale on dell.ca, day of deals for 170$
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    There is a firmware update on the coby USA web site. No info on changes or how to install. New to tablets - would appreciate installation info.
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    Downloading now. No idea yet how to update, but if I figure it out I will post here.
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    There is an installation video for the firwmare update on the Coby USA home page.
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    Instruction video has been posted. It is fairly simple.

    Download update.
    Copy to mSD card root directory without unzipping.
    Turn Kyros off.
    Hold down BACK button and press and hold POWER button until the android screen w/triangle appears.
    Release both and the press BACK button once to go into a recovery like menu.
    Select wipe/factory reset first. (use MENU and HOME keys to scroll up/down and BACK key to select)
    After reset is done, move to apply SDcard and press BACK to select.
    Update will now start.
    After it finishes updating, it recomends to recalibrate your screen.

    I am in the process of updating mine, but there is no info either on the website or in the file of what this fixes.
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    If I recall correctly, the tablets seizing up is actually due to the CPU overheating, not a memory issue. This applied for the HSG X5A.

    I recommend rooting the tablet and seeing if SetCPU has a lower CPU value. 720MHz is a bit on the high end for a typical ARM11 chip.
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    Sorry, I was updating and did not read that you already posted of the video being up.
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    Well, no 2.2 update :) Firmware still at 2.1 update 1 same as before.
    Kernel is now at 2.6.29
    Build number is now 20101124-3
    Now installing all my software and see if I notice any changes.
    First thing I see is screen is not locked when you return from stand by.
    Nice to know they are at least supporting it.

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