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Interesting specs on this tablet from Kobo.

1.5ghz Dual Core chip, 1 GB RAM, 1280x800 screen, 16GB storage for $199

Also this is powered by Android 4.0. Kobo has stated that the tablet will get a 4.1 update within a few months.

Still verifying some of the specs. This is a speedy little tablet with a high res screen (216 PPI) at only $200 for the 16GB model. Faster cpu than the Kindle Fire.

Apparently no Micro SD slot frown.gif This is a big negative... Mind you, getting a 32GB or 64GB model offsets that to some degree.

Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro USB

Weight: 364 Grams

Open access to the Google Play store which is nice.


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Edited by Robilar - 10/5/12 at 6:21pm
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"If it has a micro SD slot and/or HDMI out" none of that sadly.

But it's still looking very good. I'm very happy with my Kobo Vox and I will probably sell it for the Arc.

It's suppose to be out mid-november.
    
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It's available for pre-order. Release date is 3rd week of October.
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It's available for pre-order. Release date is 3rd week of October.
Where, I can't see it anywhere before 11/16/2012.
    
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TBH, I dont see it as a particularly good offer as you can get similar specs + HDMI and mSD card slot for as low as 150$ by going with http://www.overclock.net/t/1300429/ainol-novo-7-fire - for me it seems this one has the same screen, roughly the same CPU and approx the same battery capacity and some extra hardware like light sensor and the 5 MP additional camera at the back also. I ordered one for myself yesterday from androidtabletbay for slightly under 150$ (~120 euros). Dunno how good it is in the reality ofc as I dont expect it before couple of weeks at my doorstep.
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