Kobo debuts three affordable Android tablets for October release

Kobo debuts three affordable Android tablets for October release



Kobo has announced a trio of new Android tablets for October which feature official Google Play support and offer lower price points to consumers. Slated to arrive in mid-October, the new 7-inch and 10-inch offerings are more tablet than previous generations however they maintain their ereader backbone.

“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,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo. “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.”

Key specifications for the KOBO ARC 10HD ($399.99 MSRP):

  • NVIDIA Tegra 4 1.8GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB RAM
  • 10-inch 2560×1600 high-definition display
  • Front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera
  • Dual stereo speakers
  • WiFi 802.11
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • Miracast connectivity support for Wi Fi media streaming
  • In Reading Mode, the battery life is extended from 9.5 hours to more than 10 days.

Kobo Arc 7HD

  • NVIDIA Tegra 3 1.7GHz quad-core processor
  • 7-inch 1920×1200 display
  • 1GB RAM
  • Front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera
  • Battery that lasts up to 8 hours
  • Available in black
  • $199.99 for 16GB , $249.99 for 32GB

Kobo Arc 7

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

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