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Kobo Announces New eReaders to the Family: Glo, Mini and Arc

by Blogger ‎09-08-2012 07:42 AM - edited ‎09-08-2012 07:42 AM

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With more than 10 million users in 190 countries Kobo has pioneered the eReader market, catching the world by storm with their increasingly innovative line of eReaders and tablets.  They've changed the way we think of reading, offering more options and versatility while you enjoy the books you can't help but sink into. To celebrate another successful year of eReading and expand upon their current line, Kobo is introducing three new models to the family: Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini and Kobo Arc. 
 
Since inception, Kobo is continuously finding ways to expand their market. Following the success of Kobo Touch, these three new models are bound to offer an experience suited to your tastes without breaking the bank."Our focus has remained firmly on delivering a superior experience for booklovers around the world.  With the 11,000 booksellers and leading retail partners across five continents, we are bringing the new Kobo Family to booklovers everywhere," said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo. "The new Kobo Family provides more choice for booklovers and a superior eReading and content discovery experience -- truly, an eReader for Everyone."
 
Interested in learning more about these new Kobo eReaders? Read on. 
 

                                                                         

                                                                                         Kobo Glo

 

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While you could use your tablet for some late night reading, the Kobo Glo is made specifically for those reading sessions without any distractions.  So how exactly does the screen illuminate? Via small LED lights built on the surface of the screen, neatly tucked underneath the Glo's sleek 6" frame.  These lights are never intrusive and lightly illuminate your screen day or night. In combination with the its customizable fonts and hi-res, glare-free XGA screen, you'll be pleased to see just how simple, yet versatile Glo truly is.  
 
The Kobo Glo eReader will be available in Black or White and will feature a selection of colourful Snapbacks including Black Night, Pink Sunset, Blue Moon and Silver Star. Glo will be available October 1 for $129.99. 
 
 
                                                                                          Kobo Mini
 
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While this photo may not fully replicate the compact and light Kobo Mini,  this is the world's smallest and lightest full-featured eReader available today. Mini's pocket size 5" frame is perfect on-the-go without fuss, and can hold up to 1,000 eBooks.  
 
If that weren't enough, Mini also offers about two weeks worth of battery life (with the Wi-Fi turned off). If you're interested in a carefree, on-the-go eReading experience without skimping on quality, Mini might be just the Kobo eReader for you. 
 
The Kobo Mini will be available in Black and White and will feature a selection of colourful  Snapbacks including Ruby Red, Purple and Teal. Mini will be available October 1 for $79.99 MSRP.
 
                                                                       
                                                                                              Kobo Arc
 
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Looking for a truly customizable experience?  Arc is a competitively featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet that will allow you to read, surf the web, watch movies, listen to music and bookmark all of your favourite media into their own designated tabs.  With over 600,000 apps available thanks to Google Play, Arc has plenty to offer for just about anyone.
 
Arc features a 7" high-definition display that delivers crisp, sharp text and images, SRS TruMedia, a built-in microphone with some impressive sound capabilities, and a hi-res 1.3 MP camera to take photo and videos.  As much a tablet as it is an eReader, Arc sports a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, and offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play and two weeks on standby. 

The Kobo Arc will be available in Black and White and will feature a selection of colourful  Snapbacks including Blue and Purple. Arc will be available this November for $199.99 (8G) and $249.99 (16G) .
 
If you're interested in getting any of these new models, you can pre-order them at Future Shop
 
Kobo Glo
 

SKU: 10173259

The Kobo Glo features a 6" XGA ClarityScreen E Ink display that's almost as clear and sharp as paper, even in direct sunlight. The ComfortLight feature provides an even, gentle radiance that lets you read when you're in a dark area. The Glo has crisper text, adjustable font sizes and settings, and access to the Kobo eBook store's 2.6 million titles - with over 1 million of them completely free!




SKU: 10173260

The Kobo Glo features a 6" XGA ClarityScreen E Ink display that's almost as clear and sharp as paper, even in direct sunlight. The ComfortLight feature provides an even, gentle radiance that lets you read when you're in a dark area. The Glo has crisper text, adjustable font sizes and settings, and access to the Kobo eBook store's 2.6 million titles - with over 1 million of them completely free!


 

 

SKU: 10173261

The Kobo Glo features a 6" XGA ClarityScreen E Ink display that's almost as clear and sharp as paper, even in direct sunlight. The ComfortLight feature provides an even, gentle radiance that lets you read when you're in a dark area. The Glo has crisper text, adjustable font sizes and settings, and access to the Kobo eBook store's 2.6 million titles - with over 1 million of them completely free!




SKU: 10173262

The Kobo Glo features a 6" XGA ClarityScreen E Ink display that's almost as clear and sharp as paper, even in direct sunlight. The ComfortLight feature provides an even, gentle radiance that lets you read when you're in a dark area. The Glo has crisper text, adjustable font sizes and settings, and access to the Kobo eBook store's 2.6 million titles - with over 1 million of them completely free!



Kobo Mini

 

 

SKU: 10173263

The Kobo Mini eReader is designed for a great eReading experience on the go. The portable and compact 5" Mini weighs only 130g, less than an average paperback, and features a responsive E Ink touchscreen display that looks almost as sharp and clear as paper. With built-in Wi-Fi you can use any hotspot to shop the Kobo store, with over 2.6 million titles available.




SKU: 10173264

The Kobo Mini eReader is designed for a great eReading experience on the go. The portable and compact 5" Mini weighs only 130g, less than an average paperback, and features a responsive E Ink touchscreen display that looks almost as sharp and clear as paper. With built-in Wi-Fi you can use any hotspot to shop the Kobo store, with over 2.6 million titles available.



Kobo Arc

 

 

SKU: 10173257

The Kobo Arc tablet (8GB, black) puts the world at your fingertips. It features a 7-inch 1200x800 colour touchscreen and is powered by a customized Android 4.0 operating system that works flawlessly with Kobo eBooks. It's powered by a dual core processor for blazing performance that's perfect for watching video and surfing the web, video conferencing and more.




SKU: 10173258

The Kobo Arc tablet (8GB, white) puts the world at your fingertips. It features a 7-inch 1200x800 colour touchscreen and is powered by a customized Android 4.0 operating system that works flawlessly with Kobo eBooks. It's powered by a dual core processor for blazing performance that's perfect for watching video and surfing the web, video conferencing and more.




SKU: 10173253

The Kobo Arc tablet (16GB, black) puts the world at your fingertips. It features a 7-inch 1200x800 colour touchscreen and is powered by a customized Android 4.0 operating system that works flawlessly with Kobo eBooks. It's powered by a dual core processor for blazing performance that's perfect for watching video and surfing the web, video conferencing and more.




SKU: 10173265

The Kobo Arc tablet (16GB, white) puts the world at your fingertips. It features a 7-inch 1200x800 colour touchscreen and is powered by a customized Android 4.0 operating system that works flawlessly with Kobo eBooks. It's powered by a dual core processor for blazing performance that's perfect for watching video and surfing the web, video conferencing and more.




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