Kobo to release 10-inch Kobo Arc Tablet – Review
The Kobo Arc e-reader gives you access to an e-bookstore with nearly four million titles across 68 languages. Its e-reader app lets you choose between three font styles and 15 sizes. You also get built-in software to organize your tomes, a web browser to surf the web on Wi-Fi and support for popular image (JPG, GIF, PNG) audio (MP3,AAC,OGC,FLAC….) and video (3GP,MP4,H264..) formats.
You can use the Arc to watch full HD movies and even video chat with your skype buddies, iPad, Nexus 10, Kindle Fire HD 8.9, Samsung Galaxy Note together with previous Nook HD + are what people talk about when it comes to a larger-display tablet. Yes, no Kobo Arc. I even have no idea that whether or not Kobo ever released a 9 inch or 10 inch model. I guess not. Anyway, the 10 inch model is to come this fall, which is currently known as Kobo Arc 10 HD. Well, I personally think this title a bit too long. Kobo Arc 10 would be better, or simply a new name.
Strangely, that Kobo is to release an extra tablet model (the 10 inch model) more or less shows there is an appetite for android tablet while Barnes & Noble did a terrible job on the whole Nook HD line and was forced to vacuum up its Nook tablet models several months ago.
At least, Kobo has profited from 7-inch Kobo Arc. It’s likely that what Kobo indeed wants is simply a larger model, which can be used to counteract the larger models released by Amazon Kindle Fire.
Kobo Arc Specifications
- 7-inches, IPS (1280X800px) touchscreen
- 1.5GHz dual-core processor
- 1GB RAM
- 16GB Storage
- Wi-Fi, Micro USB
- HD front Cam
- Stereo Speakers
- 3.5mm Headphone-out, SRS TruMedia Sound
- Battery Life 10 Hours, 2 weeks (on Standby)
- Android 2.0
Price in India INR 11,999 (till November 3)
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