Although Kobo is not known in the U.S. and Europe, as the competitors Amazon and Barnes & Noble, the company operates one of the largest digital libraries around the world. Unlike the Nook and Kindle Fire tablet, Kobo Arc has full access to Google Play Store. This means that in addition to buying books from the Kobo Store , you can use the tablet Arc to download hundreds of thousands of apps from the App Store Google Play, including the Kobo app’s competitors. Do you want to read Kindle books on your tablet Kobo Arc? You can, with a simple click.
Android 4.1 Jelly Bean , released by Google almost a year ago, brings a number of improvements , including the integration of Google Now, Rich Notifications (notification system more advanced), Face Unlock and improved search, voice dialing and typing. Kobo Arc is available in Italy for a few months at a price of 199 euro , the 16GB WiFi version and 249 € for the 32GB model. For those who do not remember, Kobo Arc is a 7-inch tablet from the envelope interesting technique. It has a chip TI OMAP 4470 1.5 GHz (the same processor Kindle Fire 8.9), with 1GB of RAM and a 7-inch IPS display (1280 x 800 pixels).
Kobo Arc specs
Processor: Texas Instruments OMAP 4470, 1.5 GHz (Dual Core)
Screen: 7 inch (1280 x 800 pixels) – 215 ppi and 16.4 million colors – IPS – glass long-lasting, resistant to slipping and damage, scratch and impact resistant
RAM: 1 GB
Memory: 16 GB, 32 GB or 64 GB, depending on the availability of the product
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b / g / n, Micro USB and WiFi Direct
Audio: Two integrated front speakers with SRS TruMedia. Support of 5.1 headphones. Built-in microphone. Universal 3.5 mm stereo input
Camera: 720p HD front camera and 1.3 megapixel Skype-certified
Battery Life: Up to 10 hours of recording / playback continues with WiFi off, over 2 weeks of standby time
Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient light detector
Colours: Available in black or white
Dimensions: 120 mm x 11.5 mm x 189 mm
Weight: 364 grams