Kobo Arc

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Kobo Arc is a new 7" Web Tablet running Android operating system. It is also available as a 7HD and a 10" as 10HD. KoboArc.jpg


[edit] Overview

(from the web site)

  • Easy content discovery. Every time you read, listen, or watch, Kobo Arc learns what you like and delivers personal book, movie, music and web recommendations in the Discovery Ribbon. Search less. Enjoy more.
  • Light and compact with a stunning 7" 1280 x 800 HD display with over 16 million colors, for the sharpest text, and lifelike photos and video
  • For readers who want it all. All your eBooks, magazines, music, movies, newspapers and apps wherever you go. Plus Read Freely with access to 1 million free eBooks.
  • Fully customizable experience built on open Android 4.0™ with access to Google Play™ and over 700,000 apps
  • Lightning fast 1.5 GHz dual core processor for a smooth and responsive experience for Web, Movies, apps and games, built-in Wi Fi and a 1.3 MP camera

[edit] HD

An addition to the arc line that adds a 7HD 323 ppi with wide viewing angles. It also includes a new processor and front-facing camera. A 10HD with 10" 300 ppi screen model has also been added.

[edit] Specifications

  • Available colors: Black and white.
  • Connectivity: Wi Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB cable.
  • Audio: Built-in dual front-facing speakers and universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with SRS TruMedia™ sound.
  • Device size: 189 X 120 X 11.5 mm (7.4 x 4.7 x 0.5 in)
  • Weight: 364 g. (12.8 oz)
  • Display size: 7” multi-touch IPS display.
    • Screen qualities: 1280 x 800 HD resolution; 215 ppi; displays 16.4 million colors; clarity at extra wide viewing angles (+/-) 89 degrees.
  • Camera: 720p HD front-facing camera (1.3 MP). Autofocus. Face detection with Face Unlock. Skype™ Certified.
  • Navigation: Home, back, and menu touch sensors. Power and volume buttons.
  • Processor: 1.5 GHz dual core processor. 1 GB RAM.
  • Graphics and video: Dual-core graphics. Up to 1080p video playback. Support for 3D games.
  • Operating System: Open access to Android™ 4.0.
  • Storage: 16, 32, and 64 GB models.
  • Battery life: 10 hours of reading and 2 weeks of standby.
  • Content: over 3 million books
  • Social reading: Reading Life™, Kobo Pulse™, Facebook Timeline.
  • Fonts: TypeGenius, font tuning engine designed for the best readability. Choice of 3 font styles, 15 font sizes, adjustable font sizes, and weight.
  • Advanced features: Android customization features such as resizable widgets and Face Unlock. SRS TruMedia™ sound specifically tuned for tablets.
  • Software: Tapestries — Kobo’s exclusive interface for easy content discovery.
  • Supported file formats
    • Books: ePub, including fixed layout and enhanced ePub.
    • Images: JPG, PNG, GIF, BMP.
    • Audio: MP#, AAC, AAC+, MP3,.3gp, mp4, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, mid.
    • Video Formats: 3gp, mp4, webm, H.263, H.264, VP8.
  • Web browsing: Android 4.0 web browser.
  • Media: Music Player, Photo Gallery, Video Player. SRS TruMedia™ that provides a wider sound field, deeper bass, and natural stereo sound. 5.1 surround sound support over headphones.
  • Pre-loaded apps: Facebook, Twitter, and Skype. Stream music from Rdio, access your magazines and newspapers through Zinio and PressReader. Google apps: Google Play, Gmail, YouTube, Google Maps, Street View, Calendar, Contacts, Google+, and Google Chat.
  • In the box: Kobo Arc, AC power adapter, documentation.

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