Kobo’s latest table the Kobo Arc is hitting shelves for the first time in Canada, France and UK. US citizen will be wondering how they were left high and dry since nearly all major manufacturers release tablets in US first and then in any other country.
In Canada the Kobo Arc will be available in Indigo-Chapters, Best Buy and Future Shop. While in the UK it will be retailing at WHSmith and in France the Kobo Arc will be available at Fnac Booksellers. Canada has the most retailers which suggest that the Arc should be freely available and there is less chance of a shortage to take place.
The Kobo Arch is the latest in Kobo’s tablet line and the Google certified Arc will be playing host to a 1.5 GHz processor, a 7 inch screen which has resolution of 1280 * 800 and a pixel density of 215 PPI along with three storage flavors of 16GB, 32GB and 64GB. The Arc will give access to around 600,000 apps to consumers since it will be running on Android.
The Kobo Arc also boasts a smoother and slicker interface along with an enhanced browsing experience. The high res display is a major plus point for the Kobo and will enhance the experience greatly. Kobo Arc also offers an exclusive feature named Tapestries which organizes and displays content in a unique way. Tapestries will also allow users to pin their favorite stuff on their home screens. Kobo Arc Discovery Ribbon is a feature that will help people find both free and paid content based on their interests.
The Kobo Arc will come with the latest version of Android 4.0 and an update has already been planned. Add to that Wi-Fi, SRS True Media speakers with 1.3 Megapixel front facing camera, the Kobo Arc contains almost everything that is needed in a modern tablet. The Kobo Arc joins Kobo Mini and Kobo Glow with Kobo readers and tabs being sold across 190 countries and around 10 million users enjoying the benefits of Kobo’s products.
The Kobo Arc will be available for $199.99 for the 16 GB version in Canada. The 32GB version is available for $249.99 and the 64GB version is available for $299.99.