Kobo doubles storage on 7-inch Arc tablet before release – introduces 64GB model

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Well that was quick. The Kobo Arc, their 7-inch tablet that rivals the Google-backed Asus-produced Nexus 7 and the Amazon Kindle Fire (which doesn’t ship internationally), has had a last-minute spec change with all capacities doubled.

Previously, the Kobo Arc was going to sell for AU$249.99 with 8GB and $299.99 for the 16GB model. Now, the 16GB model moves down to $249.99, and a 32GB model will sell for $299.99. As well, a 64GB model has been introduced for $349.99.

We speculate that after Amazon’s announcements with their Kindle Fire HD (among the Apple iPod touch) saw Kobo deciding to rethink their plans with the Arc. But anyway, you’re now getting more storage – which can only be a good thing right?

Well, if there is enough content for it.

Kobo is promising that users will be able to access their eBook store, and also access the Google Play store to consume books and multimedia. However that being said, like the Nexus 7, it would be pretty much useless because not a lot of content from the store can be accessed outside of the United States.

The Arc also includes a 1.3-megapxiel front-facing camera, a 1.5GHz dual core processor, and pre-installed applications like Twitter, Facebook and Skype. It will also come with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, and will come out to Australia in November.

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