Kobo launches new lineup of eReaders and tablets

While Amazon is highly rumored to announce new additions to its Kindle eReader and tablet hardware products later today, the lesser known company Kobo has beaten Amazon to the punch by announcing three new hardware products, along with a price cut on a previously launched tablet.

Kobo's press release announces it will launch the Kobo Arc, an Android 4.0 (Ice Cream Sandwich) tablet, in November. The seven inch tablet will have its own unique interface called Tapestries. The press release states:

Using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user’s “pinned” content to recommend related videos, movies, books, webpages and other related content. Tapestries makes it easy to discover new personal multimedia recommendations with little effort as the engine learns what consumers love – and brings them more

The Kobo Arc will also have a 1.3 megapixel camera and access to the Google Play store for downloading Android apps. The 8 GB version will cost $199.99 and the 16 GB version will cost $249.99.

In addition, the previously launched Kobo Touch Android tablet will get a price cut to $99.99. The company also introduced two new eReaders; the Kobo Mini for $79.99 and the front lit Kobo Glo for $129.99. Both will go on sale October 1st.

Source: Kobo press release | Image via Kobo

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