Kobo Has Three Tablets and a Smaller Aura E-reader for Your Plastic Pile

By Gary Cutlack on at

Kobo's been busy updating and refreshing its e-reader and tablet range, with four newly invigorated and resized devices set to arrive over the next month or so.

Leading the charge is the all-new Kobo Aura, a smaller and more affordable version of the recent Kobo Aura HD. This tablet-like e-reader offers a high-res, front-lit, 6-inch, 212 dpi "edge to edge" display, along with 4GB of onboard storage space, SD card support and a claimed two-month battery life. The updated Aura will cost £119 and ought to arrive on September 16th to give the Kindle Paperwhite something to worry about.

On the tablet side of things, there are three new Kobo Arcs coming. The most thrilling is the Kobo Arc 10HD, which is powered by a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 chipset alongside 2GB of RAM. To make it easy on the eye for reading, there's a high-res 2,560 x 1,600 display beaming out of the front part of it, plus there's a 1.3-Megapixel front-facing camera for chatting. It sounds good, hence the price tag of £299.

Bringing up the rear is a pair of 7-inch tablets. The Tegra 3 powered Kobo Arc 7HD and its 1,920 x 1,200 resolution display ought to cost £189, while there's a regular Kobo Arc 7 running on a quad-core MediaTek chipset for £119. Both the seven-inchers have just the 1GB of RAM.

The tablets ought to start hitting the Kobo shop from October 16th. [Kobo]