Kobo scraps 8GB Arc tablet, adds 32GB and 64GB models

The Kobo Arc will now be sold in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants, available in Australia from November

The Kobo Arc Android tablet: coming to Australia in November

The Kobo Arc Android tablet: coming to Australia in November

Kobo has today announced that it has scrapped the 8GB, entry-level model of its upcoming Arc 7in Android tablet and added new 32GB and 64GB models instead.

The Kobo Arc was officially unveiled earlier this month. The Android tablet was originally set to be sold in an entry-level 8GB model ($249.99) and a 16GB model ($299.99) but the 8GB model has since been scrapped.

The Kobo Arc will now be sold in 16GB, 32GB and 64GB variants with Australian recommended retail pricing set at $249.99, $299.99 and $349.99, respectively. Australian pricing is $50 more per model than the equivalent American pricing of US$199.99, US$249.99 and US$299.99.

Kobo says all three models of the Arc will hit Australian retails stores sometime in November, but hasn't outlined a specific launch date. The tablet will be sold in black and white variants.

The Arc 7in eReader is described by Kobo as an "Android multimedia tablet" and features a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries. The interface claims to recommend new content based on a users already pinned content.

In addition to eBooks, Kobo will sell movies, TV shows and music through its online content store. The Kobo Arc runs the 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich version of Google's Android operating system, but the company says it has "already begun its development plans" to upgrade the device to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean.

The Arc is powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, has a 7in display with a resolution of 1280x800 and includes a 1.3-megapixel front facing camera. Kobo claims the device has a 10-hour battery life.

In addition to the Arc, Kobo will sell the Kobo Touch, Kobo Mini and Kobo Glo eReaders in Australia from October.

Join the newsletter!

Or

Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Ross Catanzariti

Ross Catanzariti

PC World
Show Comments

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles

Resources

PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers

MSI P65

This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang

MSI GT76

It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries

MSI GS75

As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr

MSI PS63

The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?