Kobo Announces Three E-Reader Tablets

Posted Aug 29, 2013

Kobo has announced several new devices on Tuesday.  The new devices include the Kobo Arc 10HD, the Kobo Arc 7HD, the Kobo Arc 7, and the 6-inch reader with e-ink display called the Kobo Aura.  These devices are heavily focused on reading.

When you log in, you will be shown a reading-focused screen called Reading Life.  All of the content will be organized on virtual shelves.  While in Reading Mode, the user will not be disturbed.

Kobo Arc 7

The Kobo Arc 7 is an entry-level device that has a 1024 x 600 display, MTK 8125 1.2GHz quad-core processor, and 1GB of RAM.

Kobo Arc 7HD

The Arc 7HD has an NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.7GHz quad-core processor, 1GB RAM, a 1.3-megapixel front-facing HD camera, and a 1920 x 1200 display.  The battery supports 8 hours.  The 7HD sells for $200 (16GB) and $250 (32GB).

Kobo Arc 10HD

The Arc 10HD is a 10-inch high-definition display (2560×1600) with an An NVIDIA Tegra 4 1.8GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, 1.3-megapixel front-facing HD camera, and dual stereo speakers.  The battery should last around 10 days when in reading mode only.  When used as a tablet, you can expect around 9.5 hours.  The 10HD sells for around $400.

Kobo Aura E-Reader

The Aura E-Reader is a 6-inch tablet that will be available starting September 16 with a price of $150.  The Aura has a 212 dpi display and 4GB storage (3,000 books).  The storage can be expanded up to 32GB with a microSD card.

[Source: Mashable]