Kobo Arc

Kobo Unveils New eBook Readers and Tablets

Kobo Arc

Kobo has long been producing eBook readers that have been available from high street shops and competed with Amazon’s Kindle and Branes & Noble’s Nook ranges on both features and price. Today they unveiled a new batch of products including eBook readers with a light to aid reading in the dark and a budget 7″ Android tablet called Arc.

The first product, called Glo ($129 in the US), is an update to Kobo’s previous eBook readers in that it it is a 6″ e-Ink device that allows users to use the device at night – a feature a number of users have been clamouring for, and following the release of a similar Nook GlowLight and before the expected launch of a similar product form Amazon.

The second device is a 5″ eBook reader, named mini, that works very much like the Kobo eBook readers from last year, but at a more budget-friendly price ($79 in the US).

The third device, called Arc, is a budget-friendly tablet running Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich designed to take on Google Nexus 7 and the upcoming Kindle Fire 2 and comes pretty well featured with a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor, 1GB of RAM, a 7-inch IPS display running at 1280 x 800, and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera. The Arc will be available in two flavours – 8GB ($199) and 16GB ($249).

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