|Release date||November 2012|
|Introductory price||16 GiB $199.99 CAD, 32 GiB $249.99 CAD, 64 GiB $299.99 CAD|
|Operating system||Custom Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|CPU||1.5 GHz dual core processor|
|Display||7" IPS display, 1280×800 HD resolution; 215 ppi; displays 16 million colours; clarity at extra wide viewing angles (+/−) 89 degrees|
|Connectivity||Micro USB 2.0 (type B) WiFi 802.11 b/g/n|
|Dimensions||189 mm (7.4 in) H|
120 mm (4.7 in) W
11.5 mm (0.45 in) D
|Mass||364 g (12.8 oz)|
The Kobo Arc, a 7" tablet originally ran on Android Ice Cream Sandwich 4.0.4 and running on Android Jellybean 4.1, is manufactured by Kobo Inc. It was released in November 2012. The tablet has access to Google Play applications.
The 2013 refresh of the Kobo Arc HD includes 7-inch and 10-inch versions. All use Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2. The Arc 10HD has 2560×1600 resolution, Tegra 4 quad-core processor 1.8 GHz, 1.3 MP front camera, two speakers, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, Bluetooth 4.0 and Miracast. The Arc 7HD has 1920×1200 resolution, Tegra 3 at 1.7 GHz, a 1.3 MP front camera, 1 GiB of RAM, and either 16 or 32 GiB of storage. The Arc 7 is a 7-inch tablet with a 1024×600 resolution.
In August 2013, Kobo unveiled three additional Kobo Arc tablets. These were the Kobo Arc 10HD, Kobo Arc 7HD, and Kobo Arc 7. The Kobo Arc 10HD is a 10.1-inch tablet with 2560×1600 resolution, while Kobo Arc 7HD is a 7-inch tablet with 1920×1200 resolution, and Kobo Arc 7 is a 7-inch tablet with a 1024×600 resolution.
|Available Colors||Black & white|
|Wireless Connectivity||WiFi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB|
|Audio||Built-in dual front facing speakers and universal 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack with SRS TruMedia™ sound|
|Device Size||189×120 mm|
|Device Depth||11.5 mm|
|Diagonal Display Size||7 inches (180 mm) IPS Display|
|Screen Qualities||1280×800 HD resolution; 215 ppi; displays 16 million colours; clarity at extra wide viewing angles (+/−) 89 degrees|
|Navigation||Home, Back and Menu touch sensors, Power and Volume buttons|
|Processor||1.5 GHz dual core processor: TI OMAP 4470; 1 GB RAM|
|Operating System||Open access to Android™ Jelly Bean 4.1|
|Storage||16, 32, or 64 GB models|
|Battery Life||10 hours of reading; 2+ weeks of standby|
|Content||Nearly 3 million books|
|Social Reading||Reading Life™, Kobo Pulse™, Facebook Timeline|
|Fonts||TypeGenius, font tuning engine designed for the best readability. Choice of 7 font styles, 24 font sizes and new with Kobo Arc, adjustable font sizes and weight.|
|Advanced Features||Wireless display capability to stream multimedia content to your TV with a compatible WiFi Direct A/V adaptor. 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, .3gp, mp4, m4a, flac, ogg, wav, mid.
Video Formats: 3GP, MP4, WebM
|Web Browsing||Android 4.0 web browser|
|Media||Music Player, Photo Gallery, Video Player|
|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, StreetView, Calendar, Contacts, Google+ and Google Chat.
- Arc (product site), Kobo.