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Kobo’s Special Mini Offer, Courtesy of Saint Valentine

Kobo is planning to make Valentine’s Day even better with the promotion offer on its five inch Mini ebook reader. The promotion began on January 25th and will end on February 14th 2013. Users can still get the device for $59.99 and a complimentary snapback case with a choice of their favorite color. Kobo_Mini_colors The promotion was offered in a memo released by Kobo through Ingram to Indie bookstores gathered together for American Booksellers Association. Kobo pays $20 to stores for the sale of every… Read the rest

Kobo Before Paperwhite: Glo eBook Reader

In the eInk ebook reader market, Amazon’s Kindle devices have always been top dog. However, Kobo as a brand has grown significantly in recent times, enjoying a strong retail presence in many high street chains. Whilst the core hardware and software is always slightly behind Amazon’s models, the Kobos have never been actively bad, and have usually been a little cheaper to boot. The latest version of the eInk Kobo adds a light function, just as Amazon’s new Paperwhite model does. True to form, the… Read the rest

Kobo Partners Up with Family Christian Stores

Whilst Amazon’s Kindle range is the leading brand for eInk devices, Kobo have a strong hold in the marketplace due to high visibility on the high street. Kobo have an excellent business track record of getting their devices supported by large chain retailers, especially in America, France, the United Kingdom and Canada, where the company actually have the largest market share of any eInk brand. A new partnership has been announced between the ebook reader giants and the Family Christian Stores chain of retailers, who… Read the rest

Does Kobo Glo eBook Reader Really Glow?

The much awaited Kobo Glo Reader has entered the market with its amazing feature of night reading ability. The display, with its high resolution, allows readers to enjoy their ebooks in some conditions better than any other device currently present on the market. What differentiates it from other tablet devices is its front light display which provides control over luminosity and is easy on the eyes during prolonged reading time. Hardware Features: The most prominent hardware feature is the latest e-Ink Pearl XGA technology adding… Read the rest

The Next Generation of eBook Readers and Tablets?

Since the beginnings of digital reading, the scenario has changed a lot and many readers are shifting from E-Ink readers to full-fledged tablets, due to their wide functional capacities like video watching, internet surfing, listening to music, email exchange and access to a large range of apps. Kobo ebook reader In accordance to the new perspective of the tablet scene, both Barnes & Noble and Amazon have developed their ecosystems for the convenience of added content, whereas Kobo has used Getjar to provide its users… Read the rest

Kobo Touch Firmware Update 2.0 Out Now

Kobo ebook reader users out there will be thrilled to find that your company of choice has recently released another update for the Kobo Touch reader: firmware version 2.0, along with the Kobo desktop software, at its 3.0 version already. With this new development, Kobo fixed some problems that occurred and of course added some extra features to the Kobo Touch ebook reader. Kobo Touch Below we listed the key changes that will be made to your device once you update it. Kobo Touch –      … Read the rest

Kobo Cloud Reader Finally Released!

Kobo Cloud Reader has been officially released after an effort of more than six months, software that allows users to access, buy and read books simply through their Internet browsers. The new development, which was in progress for quite long, finally allows iOS users to buy books easily. Kobo Cloud Reader Kobo app for iOS has completely vanished as it doesn’t allow users to buy books anymore. Further, other eBook companies do not allow the Kobo app for iOS to be used for purchasing books.… Read the rest

The eBook and eBook Reader Wars

At this moment, the eBook market giants are at loggerheads with each other for digital content they provide through their stores. Major companies like Amazon, Apple, Barnes and Noble along with some other major publishers are battling online and in courtrooms for their digital business. At first there wasn’t any competition, when Amazon introduced their Kindle ebook reader on the market in 2007 and Sony presented their device in 2006. Now lots of new ebook readers have been introduced to the market, by several companies.… Read the rest

Kobo Touch, Now with 1.9.17 Firmware Update

Kobo is one of the few ebook reader producers that seem to keep their position on the market. Together with Amazon and Barnes & Noble, Kobo creates the “e-reader triangle” of companies that have the North American monopoly. In the past month, more and more e-reader producers have faced clearance of their products from most retailers and the device itself seems to lose face against the rise of the tablet. However, the three giants hold on strongly to their position and continually release upgrades and… Read the rest

February Discounts on eBook Readers and Tablets

As the month of February comes to an end, most eBook reader and tablet companies have decided to slash prices and create contests, so that their faithful users may benefit of some discounted, but still great devices. Kobohas organized a contest, ongoing until February 29th, with many prizes and opportunities. Their official website provides numerous coupon codes for those who enter their daily trivia contest. The lucky winners will get 10%-35% off ebook coupons, $25 cinema vouchers and for the grand prize, three Kobo Touch… Read the rest
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New eBook Reader from Onyx Boox: i62M

The new eBook reader launched by Onyx is bound to stun with its impressive features. The device is making its way into the United States rather slowly, but people from across Europe and Asia can lay their hands on this beauty quite easily. The new Onyx reader is similar to the Nook Touch in the physical appearance and one can also associate these ebook readers as the same type of infrared touch screen is embedded in them. Yet the Onyx has profound superiority to the… Read the rest

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