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Bookseller Kobo offers a line of eReaders and tablets. And unlike Barnes & Noble, there’s good reason to believe that Kobo has no plans to stop selling Android tablets anytime soon.
A few weeks ago details about an unannounced product called the Kobo Arc 10 HD started making the rounds. It’s expected to feature a 10 inch, 2560 x 1600 pixel display and an NVIDIA Tegra 4 quad-core processor.
Now Kobo has announced it’ll hold a press event to introduce new products on August 27th, and while it’s possible the company only plans to talk about E Ink devices for reading books, it’s interesting to note that the 2012 model Kobo Arc 7 inch tablets have recently dropped in price by $70 or more. You can now pick one up for as little as $130.
That seems like a pretty good sign that Kobo will introduce its new tablets in less than two weeks.
Here’s a roundup of tech news from around the web.
- Kobo offers deep discounts on Kobo Arc tablet ahead of Aug 27th press event
Kobo is holding a press event to announce new products in a few weeks. Kobo is also offering discounts of $70 to $100 on its most recent Android tablets. Coincidence? Maybe. [The Digital Reader]
- Shiny new Yahoo Weather app now available for Android
Yahoo’s new Weather app for mobile devices provides forecasts, current conditions, maps, and more. What really makes it impressive are the background photos and the simple but attractive user interface. [Google Play]
- Actions Semiconductor introduces ATM7021 chip for low-cost tablet
The new chip is a dual-core processor with PowerVR graphics and support for Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean [PR Newswire]
- Archos Arnova 90 Home Tablet hits the FCC
Archos is generally known for selling low-cost tablets, but it’s Arnova brand is where you find even cheaper models. Don’t expect this to be a top-of-the-line device. [FCC]
- Rumor: Nokia Windows RT 8.1 tablet w/10 inch 1080p screen, Snapdragon 800 CPU on the way
Nokia’s rumored to be getting into the tablet space, although the company hasn’t yet confirmed any such plans. [Microsoft News]
- Sony’s upcoming “Honami” smartphone might shoot 4K video
Sony makes TVs and phones. So the company’s in a pretty good position to help with a chicken-and-egg problem with 4K Ultra HD displays. There’s not much content to actually watch on those screens — so why not give people an easy way to create content for their 4K screens by putting 4K cameras in their pockets? [Engadget]