In case you didn’t know Barnes & Noble and Amazon aren’t the only big names in the e-reading business with their own tablets, but also Kobo. Recently they unveiled the Arc tablet, that is now supposed to hit the stores in November. It will also have a 64 GB version, which is something rare for an e-reading tablet, especially a smaller slate like this one.
Kobo Arc offers a 1.5 GHz TI OMAP 4470 dual core processor, 1 GB of RAM, a 1.3 megapixel camera with HD capture and 10 hours of reading time. Upfront we’ve got a 7 inch IPS display with a 1280 x 800 pixel resolution and as far as software goes, Android 4.0 ICS does the job. WiFi is available and if you want price tags, the 64 GB Kobo Arc goes for $299, while the 16 GB one is $199 and the 32 GB one is $249.
Kobo even went as far as promising a Jelly Bean update for the Arc, but without a clear rollout date settled yet. I also expect this device to be rooted fast and played with. If you ask me, this sounds like a very good Nexus 7, Kindle Fire HD and Barnes & Noble Nook alternative, unless you really want a quad core CPU or you really want the Amazon services.