Kobo introduces Kobo Arc tablet in India, priced at INR 11,999

Kobo ArcSpecial promotional pricing till Diwali

Canada-based Kobo has announced the launch of its first Android tablet in the Indian market today. The company is introducing Kobo Arc tablet in the country, which has been priced at INR 11,999 but will be available at a special price of INR 9,999 until November 3 as a Diwali promotion.

Kobo Arc will be available beginning today in Crossword, WHSmith and Croma stores across the country.

“As e-commerce continues to expand and demand for digital content continues to grow, we are thrilled to be launching in India and look forward to introducing passionate Readers to our world-class digital reading platform,” said Wayne White , Executive Vice President & General Manager, Kobo.

Coming to the tablet, Kobo Arc tablet comes with Android 4.1.1, 7-inch IPS HD display, 1GB of RAM, 1.3MP front camera and dual-core processor. The tablet also features Wi-Fi connectivity and dual front-facing speakers.

Kobo is also launching its eBookstore for the Indian users, which features around 4-million titles across 68 languages including ninety-five per cent of India’s bestselling content. You will be able grab e-Books from Indian authors like Jhumpa Lahiri, Ramachandra Guha and Sachin Garg as well international bestselling authors like Dan Brown, John Grisham and Lee Child in the Kobo eBookstore.

“Traditionally known as the land of storytelling, it was important to us that we enter the market with an offering that met the expectations of a discerning Indian audience who are passionate about the books they read,” said Michael Tamblyn, Chief Content Officer, Kobo. “We are delivering an experience that delivers the very best from around the world and titles from the most beloved local authors. In partnership with some of the best retailers, we’ll set the standard for digital reading in India.”

Kobo Arc key specifications

  • Dimensions: 189 X 120 X 11.5 mm (7.4 x 4.7 x 0.5 in)
  • Weight: 364 g. (12.8 oz)
  • 7-inch multi-touch IPS display with 1280x800p HD resolution
  • 720p HD front-facing camera (1.3 MP)
  • 1.5 GHz dual core processor
  • 1GB of RAM,
  • Android 4.1.1
  • Wi-Fi b/g/n, MicroUSB port, 3.5 mm stereo headphone jack
  • Built-in dual front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia sound

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