Kobo $149 eReader Heads to Borders

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By Amy Gilroy
Kobo, the eBook retailer, is launching its own $149 eReader to be sold through bookstores including Borders starting this summer, for a limited time.
The device uses a 6-inch e Ink screen and will be pre-loaded with 100 classic books. Users can also access the Kobo eBookstore with over two million books via Bluetooth or USB. The eReader will also be available in Canada this May at Indigo Books & Music.
Kobo already offers eReading apps for the iPhone, BlackBerry, Palm Pre, Android-based smartphones, desktops and it will support the iPad and other color, touchscreen tablets. It also offers an eReading platform that other brands may use to supply their own eReaders.
Kobo’s eReader app supports continuous “bookmarked” reading between devices so you can start reading on an iPhone and pick up on a PC. It has about a two week battery life and measures 4.7-inches by 7.2 inches and 0.4 inches thick. It supports standard ePUB and PDF formats. The Kobo eReader application (not the eReader) supports WiFi and 3G.
Source: Kobo

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