Kobo Arc 7” Android Tablet with Android ICS Unveiled – Specs & Features

7 inches tablets are on all time high at the moment with Nexus 7 taking on Kindle Fire for the title of ‘bestselling tablet’. It’s not always of the best quality or the high features but it’s all about how many units have been sold overall. Kindle Fire sales records are pretty much impressive and Nexus 7 might close in with same records as well. Taking on the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire, Kobo has come up with their variant of 7 inches tablet dubbed as Kobo Arc.Kobo Arc Tablet

Kobo Arc Tablet

Kobo has come up with a 7 inches tablet which is focused on reading capabilities. Kobo Arc is the successor of last year launched Vox and it certainly comes with better hardware configuration. Arc is much more designed focused than in comparison with Vox and going through the features included in the tablet flaunts the 7 inches IPS panel display providing the maximum resolution as 1280 x 800 pixels with respectable PPI rating standing at 215 ppi. It will be powered with 1.5 Ghz dual core TI OMAP processor ideal for faster response and processing speed and the tablet doesn’t include a rear camera. The tablet is not meant for anyone who is looking for picture captures and video recording. Surprisingly this includes 720p HD 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera with microphone allowing you to go with video conferencing.

The internet connectivity on this tablet is possible through the Wi Fi and it also includes the Wi Fi Direct. It includes the pair of the stereo speakers in partnership with SRS home entertainment technology. Battery life of the device is 10 hours of reading or watching the video but not exact details on the amount of mAh is it supplied with. Its powered with Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich along with Kobo’s owned Tapestries UI focused to organize your content in easy to manage chunks.

Kobo Arc has the following features –

  • 7 inches touchscreen display
  • 1280 x 800 IPS panel display
  • 1.5 Ghz dual core TI OMAP processor
  • 1.3 mega pixel front facing camera
  • Android 4.0 ICS
  • 1 GB of RAM
  • 10 hours of reading time

Kobo Arc Price & Availability

Kobo Arc is expected to make its way into the market for around $ 199 for the 8 GB version and the $ 249 for the 16 GB version. These will be exclusively sold through the Kobo retail partners and it will be available in the black, white and blue color variants.