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Kobo Arc Hits UK and Canada Markets

Consumers in Canada and the United Kingdom may now purchase the Kobo Arc tablet in stores. The same tablet is also on its way to France, where it is scheduled to be available starting Monday. Meanwhile, in the United States, the tablet has already made an appearance at the FCC, but the date when it will be available in the market still remains to be known.

As for the tablet’s price, the most inexpensive model costs $199.99 and offers 16GB of user memory. There is also a 32GB model which is priced at $249.99, and a 64GB model, which costs $299.99.

The Kobo Arc features a 7-inch multi-touch IPS display with a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and a pixel density of 215 ppi. It allows for comfortable viewing up to (+/-) 89-degree angles.

The tablet runs on a 1.5 GHz dual core processor and offers 1 GB of RAM. Its user memory is able to store almost 3 million books. Content discovery is facilitated through Tapestries, a Kobo exclusive offering that lets users pin content in displays.

Meanwhile, its battery promises 10 hours of use on a single charge and up to two weeks in standby mode. Its operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. A Jelly Bean update, however, is already in the works.

The Kobo Arc is also packed with a 720p HD front-facing camera with a 1.3-megapixel image sensor. Said camera comes with autofocus, face detection with face unlock, and is certified by Skype, allowing users to engage in video-conferencing by means of such popular service easily.

There is easy access to some important controls on the tablet. The Kobo Arc is equipped with touch sensors for Home, Back, Menu, Power, and Volume.

Furthermore, this Google-certified slate has access to the Google Play Store, Google Maps, Youtube, Gmail, Street View, Google+, Google Chat, Contacts, and Calendar. All of these apps are already pre-installed on the Kobo tablet, along with Facebook, Skype, Twitter, Zinio, and Rdio.

Will you be purchasing a Kobo Arc tablet?

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Kobo Arc Tablet Visits FCC

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.

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Kobo Arc Tablet To Hit Stores In November

Kobo modified the Arc tablet even before the device even made it to market. Kobo initially announced that the tablet would be having 8GB or 16GB of storage capacity, and be priced at $200 and $250.

Kobo’s latest press release, however, shows that the company decided to add more storage to the tablet. Thus, when the Kobo Arc tablet finally goes up for sale, consumers are given more choices in the storage department, and may select the one that is best suited for their needs. The 16GB model will retail for $199.99, the 32GB model will sell for $249.99, and the 64GB model will be available for $299.99. All three tablets will arrive on market shelves this coming November.

The Kobo Arc tablet runs on a 1.5GHz OMAP 4470 dual-core processor, which is also offered on the Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9.  Its display measures 7 inches, and is of the High Definition type with a resolution of 1280 x 800, 178-degree viewing angles, as well as support for 16 million colors. This display allows for comfort in viewing the display’s content, even if the user is outdoors. This display is also made durable by its glass covering which Kobo claims to be the most resistant among the other available tablets.

Its operating system is Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich, although the Kobo team is already working on an Android 4.1 Jelly Bean update. A 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera and a built-in microphone may be used for video chat. Moreover, the tablet is equipped with front-facing stereo speakers with SRS TruMedia technology. Wi-Fi 802.11 allows users to browse the Internet and download content onto the device.

The tablet allows for access to Google Play, opening up to users the possibility of downloading some of the store’s 600,000 apps. For convenience, however, Kobo has preloaded some apps onto the device. Among these are Facebook, Twitter, Zinio, Rdio, and PressReader.

True to Kobo’s Read Freely philosophy, the Kobo Arc facilitates reading by including a feature that syncs one’s personal library across different devices.

Apart from the Kobo Arc, the company also announced the Kobo Mini, Kobo Touch and Kobo Glo tablets recently.

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