Kobo Arc Tablet Goes on Sale in Canada

The slate is available via Indigo and Chapter stores

The 64GB Kobo Arc received FCC (Federal Communication Commission) approval about ten days ago and now the table is available for purchase in Canada.

Potential customers will find the Kobo Arc at all Indigo and Chapter brick and mortar stores, as well as online.

There are three versions available on the market, each with a different amount of storage: 16GB, 32GB and 64GB.

The Kobo Arc 16GB costs $200/€155, the 32GB model is available for $250/€195, while the 64GB can be purchased for $300/€235.

Powered by Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system out of the box, the Kobo Arc is equipped with a dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor clocked at 1.5 GHz, which is complemented by 1GB of RAM.

Depending on the model, it packs 16GB, 32GB or 64GB of internal memory. The vibrant 7-inch LCD touchscreen display supports HD (1280 x 800 pixels) resolution.

It is also worth mentioning that Kobo Arc packs a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera, along with front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia sound and built-in microphone.

Keep in mind that this tablet comes with Tapestries, a Kobo-developed interface that offers users an easier way to discover content.

It uses a smart cross-media recommendations engine called Discovery Ribbon, which responds to the user's “pinned” content in the Tapestries to recommend related videos, movies, books, webpages and other such content.

Kobo Arc provides access to more than 650,000 apps and games via Google Play store, and comes with some of these pre-loaded, such as Facebook, Twitter, Sesame Street, Skype, Rdio, Zinio and PressReader.

“At Indigo we're excited that the Kobo Arc tablet is now in store. The Kobo Arc is an amazing tablet experience at an affordable price—a gift that will delight the whole family. We look forward to the new suite of Kobo devices, the Kobo Arc, Glo and Mini, as well as our beautiful range of colourful accessories to be the 'it' gift for the holiday season,” said Heather Reisman, Indigo's chief executive officer.

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