Kobo Arc finally gets FCC approval, 16GB model still goes for $199.99

by: Bams SadewoNovember 6, 2012

The Kobo Arc may not be as popular as other tablet heavyweights like the Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire HD, but given the fine sheet of specs, its arrival is still worth waiting for. If you’re getting anxious about Kobo sticking to its November release date, you can rest easier knowing that the 7-incher has finally hit FCC.

What does this tell us? This means you’ll have a slightly harder time deciding on which Android slate to get this holiday season, as the Kobo Arc is set to join other tablets this month demanding shoppers to take a good look at its inviting price point and specs.

Thanks to a recent price cut, the $199 Kobo Arc now boasts a 16GB internal storage. The 32GB model is offered for $249.99, while the 64GB version can be had for $299.99.

As for the specs, the Kobo Arc is powered by a dual-core 1.5GHz TI OMAP 4470 processor, and comes with a 7-inch IPS HD display, 1GB of RAM, 1.3MP front-facing camera, WiFi b/g/n, front speakers, and a customized version of Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich. Unlike Amazon’s offerings, the Arc will have access to Google Play.

Planning to get the Kobo Arc? What do you think of the specs and price?