Kobo bolster tablet and e-reader range with new Aura, and Arc 10HD

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kobo-aura-2013-thumb.jpgKobo is popping a whole slew of brand new devices onto shelves in the next month or so, with the company updating its line of e-readers and tablets.

The new Kobo Aura e-reader, with its front-lit, 6-inch display looks set to challenge Amazon’s Kindle Paperwhite for eBook dominance. Offering a 2 month battery life, 4GB of onboard storage (with SD card support) and boasting a 212 dpi “edge-to-edge” display, it’ll set you back £119, hitting stores on September 16th.

Top of the line is the new Kobo Arc 10HD, a 10-inch tablet powered by a 1.8GHz Tegra 4 chipset backed by 2GB of RAM. It’s got an impressive-sounding 2,560 x 1,600 display, and has a price tag to match, being the most expensive of the new Kobo devices at £299.

Next up are two 7-inch tablets. The Kobo Arc 7HD is the more impressive of the two, powered by a Tegra 3 processor with 1GB of RAM and making use of a 1,920 x 1,200 display, setting you back £189. Bringing up the rear of the tablet assault is the Kobo Arc 7, making use of a quad-core MediaTek chipset for £119.

Expect to see them all in shops by September.

By Gerald Lynch | August 28th, 2013