The company Kobo announced the release of three new devices for reading electronic books: Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo and Kobo Arc.
Model Kobo Mini, as the name implies, is a compact device. According to the manufacturer, the model is the most compact and lightweight reader with display, made by technology-based E Ink. This new product has a 5-inch touchscreen display, a built-in 2 GB is enough to store one thousand e-books. The device has on-board processor with 800 MHz, wireless module Wi-Fi 802.11b/g/n, Micro-USB port and the battery capacity is enough for two weeks of battery life. The device has dimensions of 133.1 x 101.6 x 10.3 mm and weight of 134 g It will be available from 1 October this year at a suggested retail price of $ 80. Users can access a variety of color options housings.
In case of Kobo Glo model which is different from most other readers in the market supporting ComfortLight. This technology allows you to read in the dark. New product contains a 6-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024×768 pixels, equipped with a lighting system, a processor Freescale i.MX 6 Solo 1 GHz, 2 GB of internal flash memory and a slot for microSD memory cards up to 32 GB. Also not forgotten the wireless Wi-Fi interface and port Micro-USB. Runtime device announced at the level of one month at the switched off Wi-Fi module and display backlighting. When you activate the backlight reduces battery life to 55 hours. This model Kobo Glo has dimensions of 157.4 x 113.9 x 10.0 mm and weight of 185 g. This model also will be available on October 1, in different colors, the price is $ 130.
After Kobo Mini and Kobo Glo now its turn of Kobo Arc device, which is actually a tablet. It has a 7-inch color touchscreen, based on a matrix IPS. Display resolution of 1280×800 pixels. This new product uses a dual-core Texas Instruments OMAP 4470, clocked at 1.5 GHz and contains graphics core PowerVR SGX544, 1 GB of memory, 8 or 16 GB of internal flash memory for storing content. Also available are traditional tablet components: a 1.3 megapixel camera, wireless module Wi-Fi, accelerometer, light sensor, speakers and microphone. The presented model is running an operating system Google Android 4.0. Runtime are at 10 o’clock. The device has dimensions 189 x 12 x 11.5 mm and weight of 364 g. Home sales of model Kobo Arc is scheduled for November. For the version with 8 GB of memory has to pay $ 200, and for the modification of the 16 GB – $ 250.
This was all regarding the E-readers Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo and tablet Kobo Arc.