Budget Kyros Android Tablet From Coby Is Budget

Are you thinking about picking up an Android tablet for Christmas? Stop. Stop right now. It’s a bad idea. Whether you spend $600 on a Galaxy Tab or $250 on a Nook Color or this Kyros thing, it’s a bad idea. They’re all cut-rate, beta products that will be obsoleted shortly by Android 2.3 and 3.0 devices. Sorry for souring the milk with this little editorial, Coby, but you know it’s true.

The Kyros doesn’t impress, but it is only $250. It’s got an 800MHz processor, 4GB of internal storage (plus an SD slot), a 7″, 16:9, 800×480 resistive touchscreen, HDMI and one USB port. It runs Android 2.1, with no mention of an upgrade.

See, just not very exciting. Not garbage, certainly, and it’s a nicely-designed, compact package, but with so many options available and forthcoming, I don’t see this poor guy making much of a splash.

[via Hot Hardware]