A visit to the FCC site would give details about two new entries, one being the Kobo Arc 7 HD and the Kobo Arc 10 HD. Both of these form the latest from the Canadian company with which it wishes to take on the likes of the new 2013 Nexus 7 or the Kindle Fire HDX. The same also goes for the new upcoming iPad Mini 2 as well. That they figure at the FCC site indicates that a market launch is imminent and is expected to happen soon enough.
The listing at the site deals mainly with the wireless connectivity aspects of the two tablet devices which might too technical in nature for the common public. But then, FCC documents are rarely revealing in nature. It also has the user manuals which though detailing the rudimentary issues like how to power up and shut down the set or how to enable airplane mode of operation. There is however drawings and diagrams of the device also available in the user manual uploaded at the site that may be of interest to those who are technically inclined.
The general specifications of the two sets are well known by now. The Kobo Arc 10 gets its name from the 10 inch screen that it sports. The screen resolution is 2560 x 1600 pixels which is quite decent to speak of. It is powered by an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad core processor which together with its 2 GB RAM ensures brisk performance. Internal memory of the device is 16 GB and users would get about 9.5 hours of operation, which it must be said is quite decent considering the pixel rich display the tablet comes with. All this at a price tag of around $400.
The Kobo Arc 7 HD on the other hand is aimed at the budget tablet segment. Priced at $199, the Arc 7 HD is powered by a NVIDIA Tegra 3 quad core processor. The screen size is 7 inch with a resolution factor of 1920 x 1200 pixels. It has on board RAM of 1 GB and internal memory is 16 GB, with the latter being expandable to 32 GB.