Arc http://www.stuff.tv/kobo/arc/news en-GB Kobo launches Kobo Arc Android tablet and e-readers http://www.stuff.tv/arc/kobo-launches-kobo-arc-android-tablet-and-e-readers/news <div class="field field-type-text field-field-standfirst"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kobo pre-empts Amazon&#039;s launch with a Kindle Fire 2 tablet rival – plus Kobo Mini and front-lit Kobo Glo e-readers </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-main-image"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_main_image" width="500" height="375" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/images/news/kobo-e-reader-family_0.jpg?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-group-sections"><legend>News Section</legend><fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-0"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Kobo has pre-empted <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/computers-and-consoles/rumour-mill/amazon-preps-its-kindle-line-up-for-a-refresh">Amazon's big announcement</a> with its own e-reader launch, with an Android tablet and a pair of e-readers that mirror Amazon's own line-up.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="500" height="50" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/new-twitter-banner_580.jpg?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-1"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kobo Arc is the flagship – a 7in Android tablet that's clearly gunning for the Kindle Fire. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich slate will arrive packing an 1280x800&nbsp; IPS display, a 1.5GHz processor and 1GB of RAM, plus a front-facing camera. </p><p>A Tapestries Discovery Edition feature lets you build up a list of your favourite e-books, videos, music and other media by pinning them to a Tapestry – the Arc will then recommend new suggestions based on your chosen favourites.</p><p>Available in Wi-Fi only – no 3G, folks – Kobo promises up to 10 hours of reading with Wi-Fi off and two weeks on Standby. Expect to pay £160 for an 8GB model or £190 for the 16GB variant on its launch in November.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_691.png?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-2"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kobo Arc – 7in Android 4.0 tablet </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kobo Glo is a front-lit e-ink e-reader that's aimed squarely at the Nook with GlowLight and Amazon's rumoured <a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/portable-media/rumour-mill/rumour-%E2%80%93-new-amazon-kindle-models-leaked">Kindle PaperWhite</a> reader. The Wi-Fi only reader packs a 6in hi-res touchscreen, backed up with a promised battery life of 55 hours with the light turned on. 1GB of storage space is expandable by up to 32GB with a microSD card slot. It's priced at £100 and will be available from October 1st.</p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_0_577.png?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-3"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-body"> <div class="field-label">Body:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>The Kobo Mini e-reader's the baby brother of the range, with a 5in e-ink touchscreen, two weeks' battery life, Wi-Fi and 1GB storage. The price is pretty tiny, too, at £60 – and with a weight of around 133g, Kobo's claiming it's the lightest e-reader on the market,. Well, Amazon may have a thing or two to say about that at its launch event.</p><p>[via <a href="http://gigaom.com/2012/09/05/kobo-takes-aim-at-amazon-with-two-new-e-readers-and-a-tablet/">GigaOM</a>]</p><p><strong>You may also like</strong></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/motorola-unveils-razr-trio">Motorola unveils RAZR trio</a></p><p><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/nokia-lumia-920-%E2%80%93-first-impressions">Nokia Lumia 920 – first impressions</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/tv-and-hi-fi/news-nugget/new-video-humax-dtr-t1000-youview-pvr-reinvents-the-living-room"></p><p>New video! Humax DTR-T1000 YouView PVR reinvents the living room</a><a href="http://www.stuff.tv/news/phone/news-nugget/nokia-unveils-lumia-820"></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_1_499.png?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-4"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kobo Glo – Kindle Paperwhite rival </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_2_421.png?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-5"><div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_3_221.png?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> <fieldset class="content-multigroup-wrapper content-multigroup-6"><div class="field field-type-text field-field-title"> <div class="field-label">Title:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kobo Mini – the lightweight option </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-filefield field-field-image"> <div class="field-label">Image #1:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <img class="imagefield imagefield-field_image" width="144" height="43" alt="" src="http://images.cdn.stuff.tv/sites/stuff.tv/files/logo_4_173.png?1364399470" /> </div> </div> </div> </fieldset> </fieldset> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-legacy-url"> <div class="field-label">Legacy URL:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> /news/portable-media/news-nugget/kobo-launches-kobo-arc-android-tablet-and-e-readers </div> </div> </div> http://www.stuff.tv/arc/kobo-launches-kobo-arc-android-tablet-and-e-readers/news#comments Arc Kobo Thu, 06 Sep 2012 07:15:56 +0000 Stephen Graves 422634 at http://www.stuff.tv