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Coby asset buy voids existing warranties, customer products lost in shuffle

Coby asset buy voids existing warranties, customer products lost in shuffle

When it comes to electronics, cheaper is sometimes better -- expensive tablets, for example, aren't the best product to hand off to a 5-year-old or take on a backpacking adventure. Such is where the long-existing budget maker Coby comes in. For many years, Coby has been making lower-end inexpensive products, among them being things like tablets and TVs. Unknown to many of its customers, the business underwent an acquisition of sorts a couple months ago, and under the terms all existing warranties were essentially voided.

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Microsoft claims collecting royalties on 70% of all Android devices

Microsoft claims collecting royalties on 70% of all Android devices

Two more Android tablet makers will now have to pay Microsoft a royalty on their products or risk winding up in court. Aluratek and Coby Electronics are the latest companies to be added to Microsoft's ever growing patent-licensing list, with Microsoft saying that it now collects royalties on 70% of Android-based devices.

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Coby Kyros MID9742-8 sub-$200 ICS tablet gets hands-on play

Coby Kyros MID9742-8 sub-$200 ICS tablet gets hands-on play

The big names in tablets were out in force at CES last week, but that didn't stop smaller players like Coby bringing their cheap Ice Cream Sandwich slates to the show. Android Community grabbed some playtime with the Coby Kyros MID9742-8, the stand-out model from nine new tablets the company unveiled this month, with an iPad-alike screen and expected sub-$200 price tag.

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