Kobo to launch Touchscreen E-Ink Reader
By on May 23rd, 2011

Kobo, Toronto based eBook reader manufacturer, has announced that they will be launching a new touch screen E-Ink device.

 

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The device comes with about 6-inch screen and with 16 levels of grayscale color. You can swipe the screen to move to the next page. Besides that the reader can also open   ePub and PDF file formats.

The device will be made available for just $129(US) and $139 (Canada) at Best Buy, Walmart, and Borders starting next month. The first generation Kobo WiFi has been reduced to $99.99 (U.S.) and $109 (Canada).  While Kobo lacks support for 3G users can access   more than 2.3 million books from the Kobo Store via a Wi Fi or USB connection, as well as newspapers and magazines. They can also borrow and read books from local libraries. Kobo also promises that there is a 3G version coming soon.

The Kobo Touch based E-reader will come with support for multiple languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian.

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