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Lake Success, N.Y. — Coby Electronics announced the layoffs of 35 percent of its Coby USA staff, or a total of 42 people, and the closing of the company’s Savannah, Ga., warehouse.
Contributing factors as “the prevailing economic headwinds and the convergence of products that Coby, along with other suppliers in the consumer electronics space, are facing,” the company said in a statement.
Coby said it “had little choice but to restructure its operations to ensure the company’s continued business success.”
Lake Success, N.Y. – Coby Electronics shipped its first Android tablet with access to the Google Play Store and Google Mobile services, and the company plans to ship two more in March and additional models later in the year.
Coby, a longtime supplier of Android-based tablets, previously offered Android tablets that accessed thousands of free apps through the GetJar app store.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Coby is making its Android tablets more business-friendly.
The company partnered with CloudLink, known for its Android productivity apps, and Mobile Systems, a provider of personal productivity software, to offer an expanded range of preloaded business-focused apps for Coby’s Kyros line of tablets. The apps are available on tablets currently shipping to retailers.
Lake Success, N.Y. — Coby Electronics introduced three TVs in its “16 Series” of LED TVs, featuring the brand’s thinnest bezel designs to date.
The new TVs, which ship this month in time for the holiday buying season, are available in three screen sizes: 29, 32 and 39 inches.
Models include the 29-inch LEDTV2916 ($230 suggested retail), the 32-inch LEDTV3216 ($250) and 39-inch LEDTV3916 ($350).