Kobo announced the 6-inch Kobo eReader Touch Edition. With a revolutionary new touch screen experience, Kobo makes eReading easier than ever and makes it even more accessible to people around the world. Created for readers by readers, the beautiful new design provides the ultimate in reading comfort and is the most portable eReader – thin and light, it travels easily anywhere. The new device also includes Reading Life, Kobo's social experience, that lets users earn awards just for reading. The new Kobo eReader Touch comes in an array of new colors and debuts with a line of stylish new accessories, making it the perfect gift.
Kobo's Real Touch experience uses Neonode's new zForce infrared touch technology to make reading on Kobo just like that of reading a real book. With the latest Pearl E Ink technology, reading on the new Kobo eReader is just like reading print on paper — it's easy on the eyes, even in bright sunlight. The new eReader is powered by the new Freescale i.MX508 processor, a high-performance engine designed to enable fast page turning for electronic paper displays. A reading lover's dream, the new device boasts storage of up to 30,000 books with expandable memory.
Price and Availability
The Kobo eReader Touch Edition will be available in the U.S. in early June and ship to retailers worldwide in July with a MSRP of $129.99 USD / $139.99 CAD. Pre-orders begin today at Walmart, Indigo, Best Buy, Borders and Kobobooks.com.
The Kobo eReader Touch Edition will be available in multiple languages: English, French, German, Spanish and Italian. Readers will enjoy a localized user experience, local content, recommendations and a local store.