Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Kobo To Roll Out New Android Tablet Kobo Arc And A New E-Reader Kobo Mini

Kobo is rolling out an innovative tablet device and a more compendious e-reader as it eyes to swell its market share and fight with Apple Inc and Inc in the continuously growing mobile device market.

Toronto-based Kobo, possessed by Rakuten Inc, Japans leading e-commerce worker, will announce the latest devices by the next two months, as Amazon, the globes biggest web retailer, reportedly gears up to reveal a new tablet, together with an upgrade of its well-known Kindle e-reader.

Kobo, which has e-reading application programs for the iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry and other high-tech devices, will call its tablet machine Kobo Arc.

Chief Executive Mike Serbinis stated that Kobo Arc will hit shelves in an 8 GB edition, which is valued around $200 and a 16 GB edition will cost $250.

Moreover, Kobo Arc will boast high definition displays, front-facing cameras and 1.5 GHz double-core CPUs. Kobo is also introducing an innovative e-reader nicknamed as the Kobo Mini.

The Kobo Mini is a small 5-inch gadget that will have an e-ink touchscreen and 2 GBs of storage space. Books, newsprints and magazines can be transferred onto the $80 device by the use of a wi-fi or micro USB link.

Kobo is also rolling out an enhanced edition of its flagship e-reader, which will be named as the Kobo Glo, a latest 6-inch e-ink touchscreen tool, which will boast a modifiable front light.

The Kobo Glo, valued at $130, also has 2 gigabyte of memory and the alternative to increase this capacitance by making use of a micro SD card.

The devices will start hitting shelves in early October. Mini and Glo the two devices that are e-ink readers will come out first, Serbinis stated.

The Kobo Arc, our new Android-based tablet, will come out in November. All devices will be revealed at an occasion in Toronto on September 13.

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