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  1. Decbuyer says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 1,507 of 1,534 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars Coby Kyros MID 7015 , 11 December 2010
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    This review is from: Coby Kyros MID7015 7-Inch Android Internet Touchscreen Tablet – Black (Personal Computers)

    OK. Of the, what I could find, going so far as reviews, via the Internet, about this unit, the little available was basically worthless makes any kind of informative assess whether this article would be a good buy.
    So, after researching what I could of the various Android OS Internet Tablets are (most with terrible reviews hardware issues), and taking into account the purchase price, I would bite the bullet and decided to purchase the Coby unit . I was a bit skeptical when buying something of this nature, which is made by Coby, a manufacturer of basically cheap, low-end electronics.
    I bought this unit (K-Mart, $ 149.95 (save $ 30) 12/12/10 – 12/19/10 AD – I also bought an additional year replacement contract for under $ 18 – a good idea on new electronics), and immediately put it in the battery recharge it (from full charge after 1-1 / notified 2 hours). I decided to play with the device a bit, because I could not resist. I will say that I was impressed with the quality of the unit, it seems very sturdy and well built. It booted up fine and I found it very easy to navigate through the functions (both on screen and on the side buttons). Of course, I recommend that you visit coby.com and the manual in PDF format (as I did a few days ago).
    Well, as far as the touch screen, it works perfectly in my opinion. None of the quirks other mention about this unit or other units are sold. And the fact that they choose to forget yor fingernail or the stylus or scroll. It works with my finger tip, better than even the big pen. I admit, the finger swipe method thru lists or menus takes to scroll a bit of practice, but that may just be me, because I have. Never a touchscreen device of this type before use Oh, and the actual look of the screen (800×480 TFT), very nice. Even better than expected. Enough of that. It just works.
    setting up a wireless connection was simple and effortless (using my own home wireless connection). Surfing the Internet was just too if you “mobile device formatted” to see used versions of web pages. All my favorite web pages quickly (I mean fast) and loaded easily. (For those interested, well, even Facebook loads and works – I tried it). The Ap for Youtube works great as well. Youtube videos load as fast as my desktop PC, and the whole 10 or more, which I tried, they played without any delay, chopping or buffering. Much better than I expected.
    effortlessly By Email AP, I very quickly set up a POP3 account and sent and received messages (all verified).
    file transfers to and from my PC went smooth, using the included USB cable (to the Coby’s internal 4GB memory – I have yet to buy a mini SD expansion card) ..
    The included Ebook reader works perfectly to
    And the built-in accelerometer works nice. The screen will automatically change from portait and landscape mode, only perhaps a 1 second delay. (The screen itself rotates 360 degrees – upside down, etc)
    The only thing I can mention, that was not expected, is that when you go to the Apps Library onine for additional Aps many are listed, and. also listed as free. But if you (all that I tried) select and upload it, there mention of the start-up screen for the Ap that you can buy it or continue with 15 day free trial to test. For me are the so-called “limited shareware”, not a Free Ap! Maybe yes free, but I did not bother to look thru the hundreds offered, and there is no advance way to know whether they are actually free. I’m not really an AP person, so none of that really matters to me. The device works as it is what I expected and bought it for, and it does it well.
    * One Note. If you need to buy one of them, there is a firmware update on Coby site, with a Youtube instruction video. You need a mini SD card (8 GB or less in size) to the update file to the first installation, the update will be done in the Coby unit itself (from the memory card). (I have not yet done, but will next week). After this update
    the website states that the unit will show even better performance. Battery life given up to 7 hours (we’ll see), with its rechargeable 3200 mAh battery (a larger capacity than most other brand tablets).
    This is my experience with this device. I bought it for the small, light form factor (no more clunky laptop), the wireless Internet, Email function, Reader and MP3 player, things I use often on the road (outside the lunch break at work, in bed at night or somewhere in the house or at work, etc), but hate it, attached to a cord or a heavy laptop. So far it has been found to serve this purpose with flying colors. (Some people have mobile phones, in order to do these tasks, but I hate mobile phones and think they are the leading cause of added stupidity in this country).
    Included is a vice semi-hard carrying case, charger, earphone, USB Host cable (for USB flash drives, mouse, etc) and a USB transfer cable to connect … Read more

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  • Chris R. Field "christoph281" says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 414 of 424 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars Keep things in context, this is a $ 150 tablet is not a $ 700 iPad , 3rd January 2011
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    review is from: Coby Kyros MID7015 7-Inch Android Internet Touchscreen Tablet – Black (Personal Computers)

    ——- ——- UPDATE —————-
    So 5 months after I bought the Coby 7015, it is still strong. It has this annoying sleep / growing thing, if you do not turn off that drains the batteries, however, and occasionally I have to reset it, but again for the price I can not give it less than 5 stars.

    I recently received the Acer A500 tablet (roughly 450 dollars) and I have to say that it absolutely kills the Coby tablet in terms of performance in every aspect, the thing is awesome and an absolute joy to use .. The 4 times the price to expect, but if you can squeeze the extra $ 300 or so, there are some darn good tablets that are now from just an excellent alternative to the iPad, is
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    review of Coby Tablet 7015
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    I have one of these as a 10-year anniversary gift from my company. I probably would have never bought another. Overall, I think this is a wonderful little device for what it is.
    I see a lot of things repeatedly addressed, not other things , im going to try to go over every feature on this.
    Please forgive my terrible spelling. 😉
    When rating this i am comparing this to my samsung in galazxy S droid phone, iPad, iPhone and iPod Touches of which I have used many times. ==========
    OVERALL quality construction =========
    Good! That does not look like a tiny junky piece of shit like feel will feel expected i half. Though it is not the build quality one Ipad, it’s not like a little childs toy. the buttons are solid and have a nice biting her responce. The Mini USB, HDMI, and DC input all seem built as well sockets, and I have no doubt that they stand the test of time. The back is a hard shell with a small speaker and reset button. It has heft decent there, the stoutness means, but it’s easy enough to get the all day. All lead in all much better than the sub $ 150 price tag you would expect. I dont like the MicroSD, there is no reason for this, as they have easily used standard SDHC cards, plus I have about a dozen SDHC cards lying around, but only one microsd. Keep the micro SD cards in the phones folks. =============
    SCREEN ============
    == -. This is the biggest point of interest to many, and probably more than glossed over with the least amount of information is mentioned, a resistive screen, this is NOT the same type of screen, such as iPod, iPhone,. iPad or Droid phones or Tablets. These devices use capacitive screens which flat out rocks. The resistive screen is not as good, but it is important to know that this screen is not frustrating either works! There really good! Is not this Their experience, I suspect a defective device
    A) Touch and Feel -. The wonderful capacitive screens feel like glass This feels like plastic, and like plastic it has more drag on your fingertips The resistive screens.. seem to have several sandwiched together layers so they do not that flat hard surface, but slightly mushy. It does not feel as nice as the capacitive screens, it feels like older technology. This slight mushyness actually do you a bit of a fingertip fatigue over time, where the capacitive (droid / iphone / ipad) screens are always a pleasure and never tire your fingertips. I know that sounded last part laughable if this device you know what I bought my
    B) Responsiveness -..’ve used Very good for a resistive screen, in fact, this is the most impressive resistive screen i ever I have an old LG Incite phone a few years have returned, it had a resistive screen and it was to use an absolute horrible experience. I was very pessimistic about this device because of the screen, but once I started using it, it worked just fine. It really comes with a pen, sometimes you will find that more comfortable, but It seems to react just fine to finger swipes and the pin is not absolutely necessary. If on a scale of 1-10 with the LG Incite touchscreen, a 1, and the iPad screen, one is 10, this 8 on solid . It’s just not quite there, but like I said, this is the best resistive screen I’ve ever seen.
    C) Resolution and Color. Not bad. The color has a slight blue tint, almost like a uncalibrated Dell laptop screen. They can be photos seem to be missing some of the poppy reds, yellows and oranges. So if you have a photographer like me, forget using this as a device to showcase your images, stick with your iPad, iPhone, Droid. I have for color correction looked app, so far, no dice. Resolution is 480p, this is DVD quality, for a 7-inch screen is a lot, but if it’s a foot from your face you can see, cheap all the little pixels. =========

    AUDIO ============== its a tiny speaker like the kind in blackberries, droids, iPods, etc. found nothing special, the sound is weak and tinny like any other speaker this size, but the quality is not … Read more

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  • J. Sanders "Married father of three," says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 308 of 321 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars Be smart, research ninth everything you buy before the expectations , December 2010
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    The problem most negative reviewers have here, is what put so many others that run before buying something with hopes and expectations. way, you must do your homework before buying anything to keep from getting down to let false hopes do. I have 3 of them come in the mail for my kiddo that and spent about 4 to 5 days researching all of the current Android tablets in this price range before picking anything. Out of all devices under $ 200, has this Kryos the best performance and hardware options. There are a few that run up there, but still cost $ 30 or more per unit.
    I know what as the positives and negatives of these devices, especially the resistive screens, which are not expected as our Moto Driod etc. But with the facts in hand, the day tons of functionality they offer, and the extremely low price beautiful, I was very comfortable purchasing three of these as Christmas gifts for my loved ones .

    If you as an iPad, and are looking at one of these Android tablets as a cheap alternative, then you have already set up for excitement. These do not have the same way. Screens are not the same technology means that they do not recognize a soft swipe of the screen, or multi touch like most from their mobile phone brethren. They are similar resistive screens like the older Windows mobile phones that react to the screen printing. A pin is to be more precise, of course, but not always necessary to operate the touch screen.
    As for browsing, it is possible only as fast as the wireless connection to be. Many of the other reviews have had on test drives of the Colby excellent response times loading web pages. But just like any device including your high performance notebooks, wireless signal strength, internet speeds, and many other factors come into play when choosing a site hit.
    I can honestly say that this much of the funnest little gadgets you can pick up for this low of a price increase, which offer so much features and functionality. They will and should never be a comparison with a high dollar iPad with a ton more hardware resources are available. But with a third of the price, I am much happier playing my HD movies and MP3 files, surf the web, check email, etc on an Android then paying the price of an Apple.
    And I must correct all those out there bashing the lack of powerful marketplace Android. This is not missing because not having mobile connectivity, or even funnier, “an obscure legal loophole” LOL, this is due to the fact that Google costly licensing by manufacturers of their equipment requires access to its market to allow. The Android Tablet arena is still very new and has not reached the sales still needs to take on the cost of this license agreement, and still produce a profit worth production. Once these devices in the community are welcome and sales become profitable, most manufacturers is the leverage they need.
    For most is offering these tablets provide allot satisfaction as a media and internet available in your home. For those with a little patience you can not save money and be at the same time happy. whip that wallet and get a little more expensive, so we do not have to hear your whimpers of another poorly researched purchase. And, for those who are driven heavily on performance and not by technical challenges afraid to get out and update this Kryos and open up tons of limitations and performance of the hardware and OS.
    Hope this helps some out there. Good luck and happy smart shopping for the holidays Some of
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    -Colby Kyros MID7015 Hands on Review (Unbiased)
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    -Competing Android Tablets Test Drive comparing data
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    -Colby Kyros MID7005/MID7015 Resource Page (Contains bugs, apps and mods)
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    Manufacturers Site (Contains Manual and Firmware Update)
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    -Excellent video on Home Shopping Network, what it offers (if HSN past the cheesy sales guys) (very biased of course)
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  • Kaio says:
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     5.0 out of 5 stars For me Thrive beats Galaxy Tab and Acer Iconia , 9th July 2011
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    UPDATE * 8 * Now Up:.. See the addendum at the end of this review
    I pre-ordered the 32gb thrive here on Amazon, but impatient and went to a local dealer to check out just to We loved this tab so much, we have a second for my husband in 16gb
    Toshiba brand
    First off -. No – I do not work for Toshiba, but I fell in love with the brand a little over a year ago. when I bought a new Qosmio laptop, and it is by far the best computer I have ever owned. I love it, as today is the day I got it, found out just as I, Toshiba had Tab an Android, I serious one had to take a view. Galaxy & Iconia
    shortly
    Before learning about Thrive, I was seriously the new 10 “Galaxy Tab I covet the 8” model for some time, . but just was not ready to take the plunge So when the 10 “came out, I just had to stop by a local retailer to try hands-on and I must say, I really fell in love in it -. The screen is vivid and stunning, the interface is clean .. and appealing And it’s super thin for sure, but was the first thing I noticed, there is no input of any kind, no SD slot, no USB, no nada, the sales staff said that is because everything in the direction trend. “Cloud”. Well, that’s all well and good, but I like products that I control, not products that control me (hence why I’m not a fan of Apple’s line of products iShackle. I’m for “cloud” and are here for on Amazon my music, but I’m also the type to have my own stuff stored locally preferred. Also I want to get into the nuts and bolts of my peripherals and it my way, so that was no inputs on the Galaxy one huge disappointment for me . I left the store feeling underwhelmed, and like it was not the right time to buy a tablet. But I was bitten by the bug so I went home and started researching other tabs.

    reviews here on Amazon had me convinced Acer Iconia was better than Asus Transformer. And the Acer had USB inputs, so I was happy with it. But I’ve never been a big fan of Acer, so I still do not feeling the itch just yet. But then I stumbled upon the Toshiba Thrive, and still so strongly impressed with their laptop, I immediately felt a connection to the Thrive.
    Each input I Ever need

    Thrive has SD card, USB, mini-USB and full size HDMI ports and for me, this is where Thrive clobbers the competition – Toshiba just “gets it”, and they make products that keep the end user in control. offer a truly liberating experience. I have a full size HDMI port on my Toshiba laptop, and let me tell you, it completely changed my computing experience! My laptop is connected to a 50 “plasma TV and I use a wireless keyboard and gyration remote for a mouse Let me tell you, if you are using a computer in this way, there is simply no way back So all those inputs on the Thrive was a big asset for me -.. and expected return is Toshiba head and shoulders above the rest in this department. I expect to be able to my tablet to connect my HDTV. And ensure the on-board SD and USB ports I’m all freedom of the processing power and control I will have had.

    Vibrant color screen and
    When I first saw the Thrive at my local electronics store, I was a little concerned, the screen was not as vibrant as the Galaxy. But then remembered I Thrive has an auto brightness feature, so I was wondering if that was limiting the saturation in some way, I was easily able to find and navigate the setup menus right there in the store, turned off auto-brightness -. and voila -. Thrive the screen was just as vibrant and rich as the Galaxy The colors and clarity are nothing short of breathtaking I hate to say it, but the screen is probably better than my 50 “plasma (it is only a few years old, which already makes it a relic in tech world.)
    Ease of Use
    For me, the truest test every piece of tech is the ability to use it straight out of. box with no help from manuals I got a new printer recently and had been fiddling with it for days because the installation did not set it properly – and in my book – that’s a sure sign of a piece of junk This Thrive, however, was very simple. and slightly to the shooting within minutes right there to get to the shop. course that is as much a testament to Android 3.1 as it is Toshiba Thrive. Either way, I was doing everything from surfing the net to the adaptation of entire interface and settings in minutes, everything in the store -. no manuals, no nothing I even it connected to my phone just for fun, the interface is so smooth and responsive, and the Tegra CPU is clearly a beast, no hanging. , locking or delays of any kind Everything was fast, smooth and clean,. way it should be loaded thrive in fact and buffered YouTube videos better than the Galaxy, though there could be many reasons for that given all the devices on the business. WiFi network
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  • Scott W. Hutton says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 160 of 162 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars More than satisfied , fourth August 2011
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    This is my first tablet (had it for about two weeks), but I work in IT and have configured upwards of 40 iPads for employees at my job. I liked the iPad, do not get me wrong, and while configuring it for our employees, I came to see the real benefit of a tablet. I’m a big fan of the Android OS, so I decided I’d go with an Android tablet because it offers superior customization and streamlining.
    I Went to the Toshiba Thrive and could not be happier. It is fast, flexible, and the Honeycomb OS is very, very smooth. I can see a lot of potential in the OS and am looking forward to Ice Cream Sandwich (the next update, the mobile phone and tablet operating systems to include in your will) this year.

    PROS * Stable – I never experienced the sleep issue at all, but installed the fix yesterday anyway, since it offered some additional performance improvements. No problems from the performance at all. Everything is fast and responsive. A joy to use
    * Responsive -. Honeycomb OS is very fast, clean and customizable. Very intuitive to use (at least for me). Add a widget, etc. easy and fun to layout
    * Video / Graphics -. Videos look great in all formats, but really engage in HD. All graphics look great, and the text in the Kindle app looks great. Visually stunning. Anyone who has seen has impressed
    * Customization -. You can use the five screens as you want. Widgets are wonderful things! Also put it in my laptop and it loaded without problems, so I have a few pictures, copy, etc. quickly
    * Multi-task management -. The third button on the bottom left, you can easily switch from application to application quickly. It’s amazing how quickly you get something when you get used to this key
    * Size – for me this is a professional, because you feel like you did see something and it’s very easy to keep in order. You do not feel it goes to slip out of his hand, as it is sometimes with the iPad2. It does not feel cheap or cheesy, but very solid
    * Battery life -. I’ve read some mixed reviews about this, but I get out a good 7-8 hours of serious use out of it before it comes down 20%. On nights when sleeping, it uses 2% -4% of battery life. And it’s free fast, they are not kidding that

    CONS * The charger – No big deal true, but it is to carry around a small laptop power supply, which I find annoying to have. You should have a simple adapter that you can use with the supplied mini-USB to USB cable
    * Sound -. Not really a big problem (and I missing something), but also with the volume. All the way up to the device, it still sounds a little low to me with headphones Maybe just a preference here, but I thought I should mention it. It sounds a lot better without the headphones on, though, but can be a little suffering and Clinky Hall on heavier songs
    * Storage -. Not really a “con”, but rather a heads up. You do not need to use the full capacity of the available amount. For example, if you buy the 8 GB version, you will not have to use 8 GB memory. Honeycomb and other things (drivers, etc.) take a portion of that amount. Same with the 16 and 32 GB versions. No big deal, but I know some people wonder why they only 5 GB free, if they have bought the 8 GB version, for example.
    OVERALL
    A wonderful tablet, performs great, looks great, and impressed a few colleagues had enough, that they are going to buy one. The full USB port was the big selling point for both. This tablet is everything I had hoped for and more. I would recommend it to anyone looking for a tablet. This is a great first step into the tablet pool, tell the Toshiba, I have to. If you are wondering if this tablet will do what you want, I’m pretty sure it will 🙂
    I give it 5 stars Thrive.
    NOTES
    * There were a few image / OS updates ready to be installed right out of the box with Toshiba SERVICE STATION app. I recommend immediately installed the updates before you do anything else. As with any new laptop, PC, phone or tab, you should first update before jumping into other applications,
    etc. * I use Advanced Task Manager to open applications that do not come with a non-native method for killing seals. It integrates into Honeycomb very nice, and all you have to do is click the icon on the bottom right corner of the screen to open it from anywhere. Very smooth and easy.
    * I recommend that after you upgrade the operating system and Tablet image through the SERVICE STATION app you have the PIN LOCK SCREEN (founded in Settings >> Location & security >> set LOCK SCREEN). Also fill information about the owner (it is on the lock screen with the keyboard appears). You can never be too careful, and if you lose it, at least, if someone tries to activate it, you have it with your contact is PIN protected right for them to see.
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  • JAG says:
    style=”margin-bottom:0.5em;”> 298 of 312 people found the following review helpful:
     5.0 out of 5 stars Super Innovative, Best Tablet yet! , 8 July 2011
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    I thrive 16GB for 3 days now. The Thrive is in my opinion the best tablet available. The things that set it apart from other tablets are: Removable battery, Full size HDMI port, Full size USB 2.0 port and a mini-USB port. All on board with no dock or adapters required. You can make your SD card directly from the camera and plug it into the Thrive (Handles up to 128 GB SDXC, what?). Toshiba was smart enough to include a file manager that makes it super easy to data or media between the tablet and SD card or an external hard drive, etc. Running Honeycomb 3.1 move out of the box as well. The wifi is the best I’ve seen, better than any device in my house and I have a lot. Tether my Android phone no problem. The sound is the best thing I heard was working on a tablet.Toshiba with SRS and it shows. (One note, the default volume is low. Go into the settings and adjust right away) The screen is better than the Xoom but not quite as good as the Samsung (in my opinion), and it seems to do better with higher-quality and more high-definition content. Looks phenomenal when. Viewing pictures from my Canon Digital with an L lens Color accuracy is excellent, not just oversaturated like some other tablets. Screen response is large. Ran a multitouch test and it recognizes 4 separate touch points simultaneously. 2MP front camera and 5 MP back camera are both very good with good lighting. All in all this tablet offers more interoperabilty than anything else on the market. It loads very quickly, 90% in 90 minutes. Very, very happy with my decision to go with the Thrive. I had than the Asus but with the horrific build quality issues and lightbleed I decided against it. I’m so glad I waited because Toshiba has it right, right out of the box! This thing is solid! No creaking or flex. No loose bezel. Lightbleed zero. A tablet is the sum of all its parts and
    in the words of Charlie Sheen, # Winning Update: 14 clock today on the battery with fairly heavy surfing and some music and video. The battery gave me 6-7 hrs the first charges. Wow, I did not think it would be so much improved! Really happy with the Thrive!

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