Kobo pronta a lanciare i suoi nuovi tablet il prossimo 16 Ottobre

Nicola Randone -

Oggi il produttore canadese Kobo ha annunciato i suoi tre nuovi tablet: l’Arc 7, l’Arc 7HD e l’Arc 10HD, fissandone l’uscita definitiva sul mercato per il 16 Ottobre di quest’anno.

I tre modelli sono molto vicini agli ultimi Kindle Fire con due sostanziali differenze: Android 4.2.2 e l’accesso al Google Play Store.

Il Kobo Arc 7, che potete vedere nell’immagine in alto, è il più piccolo della famiglia. Il display da 7 pollici è in grado di gestire una risoluzione di 1024 x 600 px mentre la CPU MTK quad-core da 1.2Ghz con 1GB di RAM e 8GB di memoria interna ne fanno un ottimo prodotto se consideriamo il prezzo di 149$.


Chi invece vuole qualcosa in più può scegliere l’Arc 7HD (figura in alto) che oltre a gestire una risoluzione di schermo di 1920 x 1200 px, integra un processore Tegra 3 con 1GB di RAM, una fotocamera frontale da 1.3 megapixel ed una batteria che garantisce autonomia per 8 ore filate.

L’Arc 7HD viene venduto a 199.99$ nella versione da 8GB e a 249$ in quella da 16GB.


Il modello di punta, l’Arc 10HD che vedete nell’immagine in alto, è quello in grado di competere con i migliori tablet Android attualmente sul mercato. Il display da 10 pollici assicura una risoluzione di 2560 x 1600 px, il processore è un NVIDIA Tegra 4 sostenuto da ben 2 GB di RAM, la fotocamera frontale resta da 1.3 megapixel mentre è integrata la connettività Bluetooth 4.0. Il prezzo di 399.99$ lo rende quindi vicino al Nexus 10 non solo per le specifiche. A seguire il comunicato stampa ufficiale di Kobo.

TORONTO, Aug. 27, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced its new lineup of eReading devices, featuring the new Kobo Aura 6″ E Ink eReader and the Google-certified Kobo Arc 10HD and two Kobo Arc 7 tablets. Designed for Readers, the new lineup is built on Kobo’s unique user experience, Reading Life, enabling the collection, curation and discovery of content, delivering on the company’s promise to put reading first.

“Kobo remains focused on Reading; a time-honoured passion that keeps people informed, lets them escape, learn about new cultures, see things from a new perspective, travel back in time, and imagine new worlds,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo. “With magazines joining our eBookstore, a new kids experience, and the best eReading devices possible, we will help Readers find more of what they love – taking them beyond the book.”

To best showcase the company’s world-class bookstore with 4-million titles, which now includes magazines and a dedicated Kids Store, the NVIDIA®-powered Kobo Arc 10HD and Kobo Arc 7HD tablets offer beautiful and responsive high definition displays and uncompromised access to Android™ 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and the Google Play™ Store. With Reading Life, Kobo’s reading-first user experience, Readers can discover more of the content they’re interested in with new ways to organize and curate collections of eBooks, magazines and other multimedia content from across the Web including movies, music and games. Kobo’s new Reading Mode feature eliminates distracting notifications and pop-ups from email, apps and social media, optimizes the lighting settings, and extends the tablet battery life from hours to days.

For Readers who prefer a dedicated reading experience, Kobo has created the beautiful Kobo Aura 6″ E Ink eReader, which boasts a stunning edge-to-edge, high-resolution (212 dpi) display. The Kobo Aura leverages a new low-flash screen technology to virtually eliminate ghosting and page refresh for the best book-like reading experience, and holds up to 3,000 books and lasts more than two months on a single charge. Plus, for the first time ever, Readers can now send articles and webpages to read on their E Ink devices through the company’s partnership withPocket.

Across its new lineup of eReading tablets and E Ink eReaders, Kobo is helping Readers discover more of the content they’re interested in with the company’s all-new Beyond the Book experience, which highlights key topics within a book and provides aggregated content from across the Web known as Collections. To share Kobo’s own passion for discovering great reading materials, Featured Collections are personalized with Kobo’s own editorial voice as well as respected influencers including authors, publishers, and other notable people who are experts in their field.



Kobo Arc 10HD celebrates reading with Kobo’s Reading Life platform, a compelling reading dashboard that is part of the user interface, with full access to the content people love to consume including books, magazines, news, and social media. With an NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Kobo Arc 10HD tablet is the best 10-inch HD Google-certified multimedia tablet on the market today for Readers. The Kobo Arc 10HD tablet boasts a stunning 2560×1600 high-definition display with up to 1080p video playback, making it the perfect companion to enjoy the rich content from Kobo’s bookstore like magazines, as well as the 1-million+ games and apps from the Google Play Store. The Kobo Arc 10HD tablet also includes a front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera, dual stereo speakers, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, and Miracast connectivity support for Wi Fi media streaming. With Reading Mode, the battery life is extended from 9.5 hours to more than 10 days. Available in black, the Kobo Arc 10HD retails for $399.99 MSRP.


The Kobo Arc 7HD tablet leverages the beautifully designed Reading Life platform that makes collecting, curating, and discovering content easier for Readers.

The Kobo Arc 7HD tablet is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 1.7GHz quad-core processor and 1920×1200 display with up to 1080p video playback delivering a crisp, seamless viewing experience. The HD tablet has a 1GB of RAM, a front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera, and a battery that lasts up to 8 hours so readers are never at a loss for words. Available in black, the Kobo Arc 7HD retails for $199.99 MSRP with 16GB and $249.99 MSRP with 32GB.

For those Readers new to tablets, Kobo is offering the Kobo Arc 7, perfect for first-time users and families. With a 1024X600 display, MTK 8125 1.2GHz quad-core processor and 1GB of RAM, the Kobo Arc 7 offers Readers a compact, multimedia tablet for reading and entertainment on the go. The Kobo Arc 7 retails for $149.99 MSRP with 8GB.

Fonte: Android Police