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Much like the Amazon Kindle, the Kobo eReader is an e-book reader but produced by Toronto-based company Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc., an anagram of 'book', announced their first eReader on March 24, 2010 and on May 1, 2010, officially released it. The Kobo had an expandable memory, holding an additional 4GB via an SD slot and limited wireless connectivity via Bluetooth to select Blackberry wireless devices. It was available in either black or white and came preloaded with 100 public domain books.
The new model, Kobo eReader Wireless, with Wi-Fi capability was launched October 15, 2010. It includes an improved processor for faster page turns, an improved screen with 16 levels of greyscale, and new colour choices (porcelain/metallic silver, porcelain/pearlized lilac, and onyx). The dimensions have not changed from the original Kobo. The SD expansion has been improved, as the Kobo eReader website now claims that up to 10,000 books can be carried on the device with a 32GB SD card. The new Kobo Wireless can use SDHC cards. Other improvements include a longer battery life and a built-in dictionary.
A new Kobo model, Kobo Touch, featuring an infrared touch-screen interface was revealed on May 23, 2011 and hit shelves in the U.S on June 10 for $129.99. Other improvements include an E Ink Pearl screen, a faster processor capable of smooth PDF panning, Wi-Fi capability, and reduced size and weight.
Whichever model you choose, there's no denying how handy the Kobo is. You can purchase it at a Chapters bookstore or online.
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