Kobo, (the Canadian company that was later acquired by the Japanese firm Rakuten) seems to be in an advanced stage of launching the 10 inch version of its 7 inch tablet by the same name. Christened Arc 10 HD, the upcoming tablet will offer a 10 inch screen with 2560 x 1600 pixels lighting up the screen. This sure will put the tablet in right stead vis-à-vis its competitors at a time when the pixel count of the device is assuming almost as much importance as its performance and other credentials. While this might not be in the league of the Retina Display of the iPad 4 (1536 x 2048 pixels), the display will still make for an inviting experience.
Other specs of the device that has emerged online include Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system but with a Kobo centric skin on top of it to make sure the device can easily align with the company’s reading centric approach. Powering the device will be a quad core NVIDIA chip having a clock speed of 1.8 GHz. However, it’s not known if the processor will be Tegra 3 or Tegra 4 though if one takes into account the intended pricing strategy most likely to be adopted by its makers which will pitch it as a budget device, Tegra 3 seems to be the most probable choice.
All of the above mentioned specifications have leaked online thanks to GFXbench’s online listing of the device. However, a lot more remains shrouded in mystery, including the all important pricing and availability details. Kobo already has a range of ebook reading devices on apart from a 7 inch tablet. A 10 inch tablet will now ensure it has enough hardware choice on offer to take on its more illustrious rivals including Amazon as well as Barnes & Noble.