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Kobo revamps e-reader lineup, intros 7" Android-based Arc

updated 07:05 am EDT, Thu September 6, 2012

Kobo updates e-readers with E Ink and IPS tech

Kobo has revamped its e-reader lineup adding three fresh devices to its lineup. The headliner is an Android 4.0 'Ice Cream Sandwich' 7-inch tablet it calls the Arc that is available in 8GB ($200) and 16GB ($250) flavors. The new device is powered by a TI OMAP 4470 1.5GHz dual-core processor with 1GB of RAM, while it centers on a 1280x800 IPD LCD display.

Additional specs on the Kobo Arc include a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 (b/g/n), and Wi-Fi Direct. Kobo says it offers up to 10 hours continuous reading and video with the Wi-Fi function switched off and up over 2 weeks standby. It is available in black or white, with the option to interchange the backs with blue or purple corvers at additional cost. It weighs in at 364 grams and goes on sale in November.

Not to be outdone, Kobo claims that its new Mini is the world's smallest and lightest full-featured E Ink eReader. The 5-inch device comes in black or white that can be swapped out for teal, ruby, red or purple covers as options. The Kobo Mini offers enough storage for 1,000 eBooks and will be on sale from October 1 for $80.

The last of the new trio is the front-lit Kobo Glo that incorporates what Kobo calls ComfortLight technology that provides a soft, even and adjustable light. It includes customomizable page-turning functions, customizable fonts and an XGA high-resolution 6-inch E Ink display. It also comes in black or white with additional covers available in pink, blue and silver available for an additional charge. It will be on sale on October 1 for $130.

Kobo Arc




Kobo Mini




Kobo Glo





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