Kobo’s 7 inch Arc tablet has just reached the FCC for approval and this model is also known under the codename K107. It got approval for its WiFi capabilities and official documents say it features a 7 inch 1280 x 800 IPS display, plus a dual core 1.5 GHz processor, up to 64 GB of storage and Android 4.0.

This is a follow-up to the Kobo Vox, one that will go on sale at the middle of the current month with a price tag of $199. It will also feature a faster TI 1.5 GHz processor, a battery that should provide 10 to 12 hours of runtime and a custom UI applied on top of ICS. Arc comes with a front 1.3 megapixel camera for videochat, as well as two speakers at the front, for audio purposes.

The IPS panel will be great for video viewing, especially when it comes to viewing angles. The CPU We have here is a TI OMAP 4470 in case you’re wondering and the good news about the device is that it actually gives you full access to Google Play Store, so you can download all the apps you need. Does this model have any extra appeal compared to the Kindle Fire HD?