The Kobo Arc tablet has made an appearance at the website of the Federal Communications Commission, hinting at an impending launch in the United States.
The tablet is said to be scheduled for launching this November, and will be priced at $200 for the 16GB model, $250 for the 32GB model, and $300 for the 64GB model.
The tablet is packed with a 1.5 GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Out of the box, its operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. However, Kobo assures users that they will be provided with an upgrade to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean. For easy access, the tablet offers home, back, and menu touch sensors for navigation as well as power and volume buttons.
Its seven-inch display has a 1280 x 800 High Definition resolution and 251 ppi. Said screen is also able to remain clear even when viewed from extra wide angles.
Also onboard is a 720p HD 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, a microUSB port, and support for Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n connectivity. Users will likewise find dual speakers on its front and a 3.5 mm audio jack.
Its battery promises to offer 10 hours of reading and up to 2 weeks of standby on a single charging session.
The tablet moreover comes with preloaded software such as Skype, Twitter, Facebook, Rdio, Zinio, PressReader, and Google apps like Google Play, Youtube, Gmail, StreetView, and Google Maps, among others.
In terms of measurements, the Kobo Arc spans 7.4 x 4.7 x 0.5 in and spans 12.8 oz.
This Android tablet comes in two color options: black and white.
While Kobo tablets may not be as popular as Android tablets from Google, Amazon, and Barnes & Noble, the Liliputing blog points out that it has several advantages over those tablets. For one, users have the option to purchase a 64GB model, which Google does not carry for its Nexus 7 tablet. Furthermore, the tablets from Amazon and Barnes & Noble do not offer access to the Google Play Store.