Kobo Arc

Last updated: Sep 6th, 2012.

The Kobo Arc was announced right before Amazon's Kindle Fire HD press release, so this can be taken as a direct competitor. It certainly seems like it once you see the specs and that $200 price-point. 

Two Benjamins will get you a 7-inch, Android 4.0 tablet with 8 GB of internal storage and a 1.3 MP camera. Not quite up there with the Kindle Fire family, but definitely another good e-reader option. 

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Kobo Arc gets Android 4.1 Jelly Bean

It looks like Kobo is quite serious about supporting its Arc e-reader as the 7-inch Android tablet has just gotten itself a nice upgrade. This upgrade steps users up to Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and you know what that brings with it — Project Butter, Google Now, expanded notifications, face unlock, better voice input and …
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Kobo tries to steal thunder from Amazon with 7-inch Android tablet annoucement

Kobo has traditionally been known to dabble in the e-reader and books distribution space and little more, but it seems they’re expanding their portfolio by announcing  a new Android tablet. It’s the 7 inch Kobo Arc, and the device will come in at a starting price point of just $200 for the 8GB version or …