Kobo Announces New Tablets Arc 7, Arc 7HD, and Arc 10HD

Toronto based Kobo is best known for their eReader devices that compete with that of Amazon’s as well as Barnes & Noble’s. The company has just announced that 3 new tablet models are set for release this coming October 16. Meet the Arc 7, Arc 7HD, and Arc 10HD. What makes them different from the Kindle or Nook devices in the market is that they run on Android 4.2.2 and have access to the Google Play Store.

Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo said that “Kobo remains focused on Reading; a time-honoured passion that keeps people informed, lets them escape, learn about new cultures, see things from a new perspective, travel back in time, and imagine new worlds. With magazines joining our eBookstore, a new kids experience, and the best eReading devices possible, we will help Readers find more of what they love – taking them beyond the book.”

First up is the Kobo Arc 10HD which is a 10-inch Google certified multimedia tablet. Its display has a resolution of 2560×1600 and is capable of 1080p video playback. This makes it ideal for use in viewing any content such as magazines, books, apps and videos.

Technical Specifications

  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 1.8GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera
  • dual stereo speakers
  • WiFi 802.11
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 10 days battery life on Reading Mode
  • $399.99

Next is the Kobo Arc7HD which is a 7-inch tablet that’s got an HD display. It sports a resolution of 1920×1200 and is also capable of 1080p video playback. This is the perfect device for consumers who want an eReader with a great display yet comes at a small size.

Technical Specifications

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.7GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 16 GB/ 32 GB internal storage
  • front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera
  • 8 hour battery life
  • $199.99 16GB / $249.99 32GB

Finally there is the Kobo Arc 7 which is the perfect device to have for those who wish to buy their very first eReader.

Technical Specifications

  • 7-inch 1024X600 display
  • MTK 8125 1.2GHz quad-core processor
  • 1GB of RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • $149.99

via engadget

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