Items tagged with Kobo

While the e-reader market isn't exactly exploding in the way smartphones are, there are still plenty to go around -- and plenty of demand to be filled. Kobo seems to be doing just fine keeping up with Amazon's Kindle line and B&N's Nook range, and today it's introducing a limited-run unit to please those looking for something a bit more uncommon. It's the Aura HD E Link eReader, boasting a 6.8" E Ink display and shipping in ivory, expresso and onyx colors. It'll be up for pre-order soon for $170, boasting a 1GHz processor, 4GB of storage, and Wi-Fi. Wayne White, EVP and General Manager of Devices,... Read more...
Another new week, and another new Android slate. Kobo's been making a name for themselves lately by getting their e-bookstore onto all sorts of devices, but now they're taking a stab at this whole market with the Vox. It's a 7" Android-based slate / "social e-reader," which has a pretty eye-catching design and an anti-glare coating that's supposedly ideal for outdoor reading. It's part e-reader, part tablet, but we highly doubt it'll have the clout needed to compete with something like the Kindle Fire. That, and the $199.99 price tag here, which isn't too compelling once you look at Amazon's offerings.... Read more...
Not sold on the Kindle? If you're head over heels for the Kobo eReader Touch Edition, there's actually a good bit of good news to share. The company's continuing the update process surrounding the device, with a new v1.9.5 firmware update that allows substantial customization with new font, margin and layout options.  Below are highlights of the updates: * Personalize Your Reading Experience by Adding New Fonts: The new firmware allows users to add their own fonts easily and quickly for total personalization.  Simply create a new Font directory on the Touch Edition using your laptop,... Read more...
Facts are facts: it's hard to rival the Kindle. Amazon's e-reader is a monolith, and even the Nook family from Barnes & Noble is having a tough time competing. But that doesn't mean that no competition exists. Kobo has just announced that their eReader Touch Edition is now available across the U.S. and Cada, and for a reasonable rate, too. It's $129.99 USD and $139.99 CDN, offering a new design, touch support and a choice of colors (black, lilac, blue and silver). As with some other high-profile reader/tablet out there, there's just a single home button to mess with, and there's also Infrared... Read more...
Amazon and Barnes & Noble may be the current e-reader kings, but that doesn't mean that there's no room for rivals. Kobo has been giving them a (small) run for their money for years now, and today they've launched the Kobo eReader Touch Edition. This new device touts a new "Real Touch" experience, a new design, built-in Wi-Fi, and it's also the company's first international eReader, available in six languages. Starting today, the new Kobo eReader Touch Edition will be available for pre-order at leading retailers across North America including Indigo (www.indigo.ca), Best Buy (www.bestbuy.ca),... Read more...
The world of e-readers has grown tremendously in recent years, and there's a reason: people love them, and the Kindle and NOOK have led the charge. But a lot of smaller companies have cropped up as well, offering cheaper alternatives for those unconcerned with brand name or certain luxury features. The Kobo Wireless Reader is one of those units, and a cheaper alternative to the Kindle just got even cheaper. The Onyx version of the Kobo Wireless Reader will be available on Mother's Day for just $99 at Best Buy, and consumers can also get that price online. Kobo’s VP of business development... Read more...
Day by day, Amazon's Kindle is having to fight harder and harder to maintain its dominance in the eReader universe. The Barnes & Noble NOOK is giving it a run for its money, and now the latest Kobo is as well. It's easy to disregard eReader devices that lack any sort of wireless option; hardly anyone wants to plug an eReader into a PC just to sideload a book. But the newest Kobo has a lot going for it. It adds Wi-Fi, a faster processor and even a few color options. All for a price that's more than reasonable. According to the company, the new Kobo Wireless eReader adds WiFi connectivity, upgraded... Read more...
Another bookstore is jumping on the eBook craze. Borders online recently announced plans to offer the Kobo eReader. The eReader is currently available for pre-order at www.borders.com/koboereader. It will ship in time for Father's Day. The new Kobo eReader is an affordable eInk device that will come preloaded with the Borders eBook app and 100 classic books. The eReader can store up to 1,000 eBooks. Customers will be able to access over a million titles including many of today's best sellers through USB or wirelessly through Bluetooth. “The Kobo eReader is the eReader for everyone and is... Read more...
As 2010 rolls on, it might be easier to take inventory of which companies aren't planning on entering the ebook reader market rather than which ones are. Count Kobo among the latter, who this week announced a $149 e-reader during the CTIA show.The price sounds about right, but does Kobo have a real shot at competing in what's fast becoming a hugely crowded market? Michael Serbinis, CEO of Kobo, certainly thinks so. He's banking on his e-reader's low price tag, along with having it carried by Borders book stores in the U.S. this summer.Taking a peek at the spec sheet, the Kobo eReader appears to... Read more...