One thing I wondered when first learning about the Coby tablet PCs were when they all first came out.
Using Amazon as a source for the first time they were listed there, I compiled the following chart of the exact days when each model was posted on Amazon:
I’ve been racking my brain trying to figure out the Coby tablet naming scheme (MIDXXXX). I know that the first number corresponds with the screen size, but the other three numbers don’t seem to correspond to when they came out, whether or not they are widescreen (16:9) or normal (4:3), or whether the screen is touch capable, capacitive, or resistive. All models have Wi-Fi, USB, and run Android. It could have something to do with generation one and generation two, but if anyone knows the naming scheme for sure, please let us know in the comments.
What’s the newest Coby Tablet model?
According to Amazon, the last Coby Tablet to come out was the Coby Kyros MID7012, which was listed by Coby on October 12, 2011. The MID7012 has a slower processor (800 MHz vs 1 GHz for most other models) and a smaller screen resolution than the 10 inch models (800×480 WVGA vs 1024 x 768 XGA), but is also cheaper ($124).
Timeline of Coby Tablet Events
Jan 2011: Coby Electronics unveils debut range of COBY KYROS™ Tablets at CES 2011.
March 2011: Coby posted the MID1126, MID7125, MID8125, MID7024, MID1024, and the MID8024 on Amazon.
April 2011: Coby posted the MID7016 on Amazon.
July 2011: Coby posted the MID7022 on Amazon.
September 2011: Coby posted the MID1125, MID7127, and the MID8127 on Amazon.
October 2011: Coby posted the MID7012 on Amazon, making it the newest tablet posted on Amazon.