Kobo

  • Borders' Kobo e-reader now comes with $20 gift certificate; iPhone, iPad App now available

    The wonderful thing about all these e-readers is that so long as you buy one that has honest-to-goodness E-Ink (Kindle, nook, Kobo, etc.) you’re basically using the same device. The most important part of an e-reader is the screen, so when all the big guys use the exact same technology, well, you should be just fine. Then it comes down to store quality: does Amazon have the books you want… Read More

  • Review: Kobo eReader


    Short version: This low-price e-reader is a solid performer, as long as you don’t mind the total lack of things like notes, bookmarks, and WiFi. It reads books; if you want more, you’re free to pay more. Read More

  • Borders launches the Kobo eReader and eBook store


    Borders just announced that they’re selling the Kobo eReader, an $149 ebook touted, by Wired, no less, as a Kindle killer. This device isn’t formally Border’s only ebook reader. Instead, they will sell multiple readers online and in stores and the real news is that they’re creating an ebook store that will act as their default spot on the interwebs for ebooks and… Read More

  • Dirt cheap and no features to speak of: will the Kobo e-reader sell by the million?

    If you follow e-readers, you might have seen the post I wrote not long ago detailing and judging the various secondary features e-readers are sporting in order to catch the eye of the spendy book-lover. I am ashamed to say I missed a very important one: extremely low price. I mentioned it in passing, but the truth is that once a device like this creeps below $100 or so while retaining its… Read More

  • Kobo Books launches in the UK to put the heat on the Kindle

    In theory there would be a huge advantage to having a bookstore that was not locked to one device. Historically the music industry was caught on the hop when Apple launched the iPod. Because it could play non-DRM MP3s the iPod was the perfect companion to the Napsters/Kazaas of this world. That was a business for Apple, but not for the music industry, which later found itself locked into the… Read More

  • Kobo Books Launches A UK Service To Compete With The Kindle

    In theory there would be a huge advantage to having a bookstore that was not locked to one device. Historically the music industry was caught on the hop when Apple launched the iPod. Because it could play MP3s the iPod was the perfect companion to the Napsters/Kazaas of this world. That was a business for Apple, but not for the music industry, which later found itself locked into the the… Read More

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