Kobo Reveals New E-Readers And 'Arc' Tablet Ahead Of Amazon Event

Kobo Reveals New E-Readers And 'Arc' Tablet Ahead Of Amazon Event

E-reader makers Kobo have unveiled a slate of new devices ahead of a major announcement by competitors Amazon on Thursday.

Kobo unveiled three new readers, including what it claimed was the smallest reader on the market.

The Kobo Glo is a six-inch, e-Ink reader with an illuminated 'ComfortLight' backlight and a 'one month' battery.

Retailing for £99.99, the company told the Huffington Post UK they believe the device to be more durable and more customisable than competing products. It is available in black, pink, blue and silver.

Above: the Kobo Glo

The Kobo Mini is described as the "smallest e-reader on the market" and has a five-inch display, 2GB of storage and a smaller battery. It is available in black or white and will sell for £59.99.

Above: Kobo Mini

Finally Kobo announced the Kobo Arc, a full-featured Android tablet with a seven-inch screen.

Priced to compete with Google's Nexus 7 tablet (the 8GB Arc will cost £159 and the 16GB will cost £189) the device has 1.5GHZ Texas Instruments OMAP 4470 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The Arc runs Android Ice Cream Sandwich, and has access to the Google Play store and its Apps, Movies, TV and Music.

Above: Kobo Arc

The company, whose partnership with WHSmith has seen it recently declare the e-reader market to be a "two horse race", will have new competition soon, after Barnes and Noble revealed it will bring its own Nook line of e-readers and tablets to the UK with the help of John Lewis, Argos and Blackwell's.


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