Kobo have announced their newest rival to the Kindle, the Arc 7 inch Android tablet, which will pack a tweaked version of Android’s 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich OS, alongside a 1.5GHz dual-core TI OMAP 4470 processor and 1GB of RAM.

The Arc also includes a battery life that is said to top out at 10 hours, the 7 inch IPS display also packs a resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels, and will be available in two storage options.

The 8GB version will be priced at £169.99 and the 16GB version $199.99, which will launch sometime before Christmas.

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