Earlier this month, we did talk about how Kobo will be revealing another e-reader this November, calling it the Kobo Arc in the process. There was only word concerning 16GB and 32GB models back then, but it seems that the game has changed, and Kobo will also be throwing in a new 64GB capacity model. This 7″ Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich tablet will arrive in this November in all three capacities, and according to Wayne White, General Manager of Devices, Kobo, “We designed the Kobo Arc to let people focus on the music, eBooks, movies, website and applications they love rather than on the hardware they hold in their hand – though that is amazingly designed as well. We’ve accomplished this by offering consumers more – more storage, more customization, more choice – all in the powerful, attractive and vivid Android 4.0 Kobo Arc.”
Whatever folks “pin” to their Tapestries, be they webpages, news articles, eBooks, movies, or pictures, the engine will then make intelligent recommendations for suggested reading via the Discovery Ribbon. Just to recap, the Kobo Arc will be powered by a 1.5GHz OMAP 4470 dual-core processor, a 7″ high-definition display with 178 degree viewing angles, 215 pixels/inch and 1280×800 resolution with 16-million colors, tipping the scales at just 364 grams.
Other specifications include a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, an integrated microphone, WiFi connectivity, and plans for Android 4.1 Jelly Bean being in the pipeline as well. The 16GB, 32GB and 64GB Kobo Arc will retail for $199.99, $249.99 and $299.99, respectively, later this November. [Press Release]
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