All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Kobo’

Firefox For Android Will Come Preinstalled On Kobo Arc Tablets

When you buy an Android smartphone today, you really only have one option of browser right out of the box – the vanilla Android browser. Sure, you can download other browsers off of Google Play, but why do that when you have a perfectly good browser already preinstalled on your device. Well, Mozilla is tired of you ignoring Firefox on …

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Kobo Announces A New Android Tablet To Take On Amazon

Would anybody be so bold to announce a new line of eReaders and Android tablets the same day as Amazon’s big press event? The Kindle Fire HD and Paperwhite are immediately impressive, but is there an alternative? Kobo thinks they have just the thing. Kobo announced today that they will be bringing four new devices to market this year. Three …

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Kobo’s Partnership with WHSmith Proves Successful After Trial Run

Kobo Inc., a global leader in eReading, today announced plans to open new Kobo branded shops within 100 WHSmith High Street retail locations in 2012. This decision follows the successful trial of the ‘Kobo Centre’ in some of WHSmith’s larger stores. Across the United Kingdom, WHSmith stores will provide consumers with a signature Kobo experience that features the full range …

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E-reading Company Kobo Sold To Rakuten For $315 Million

Kobo, makers of e-readers and e-reading apps, announced today that their sale to Rakuten has closed. Rakuten, based in Japan, is a major global marketplace, selling a wide variety of products around the world. The sale was first announced in early November. The sale means that Kobo will have a new marketplace for its e-readers, something it desperately needed after …

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Newspapers and Magazines Come to Kobo eReader, iPhone and iPad Apps

Kobo announced that it is now offering newspapers and magazines for the Kobo Wireless eReader and its iPhone and iPad apps. The selection includes "dozens of top U.S. and Canadian publications". As an added bonus, the company is offering a two-week free trial period. 

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Kobo Emerges as the E-Reading App for the Samsung Galaxy Tab

Samsung has unveiled its Galaxy Tab tablet device, and Kobo announced that it is supplying the e-reader technology for it.

"After much speculation, the new Samsung GALAXY Tab has just been announced by Samsung’s CEO in Berlin, and Kobo is THE eReading application powering the ‘Readers Hub’ on the new Android tablet," says Kobo. "This partnership is an industry first for Kobo and Samsung, offering the first eReading experience on an Android Tablet to readers worldwide."

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Fairmont Hotels Offering Kobo eReaders

Fairmont Hotels said today it will offer its customers access to Kobo eReaders featuring content from new and bestselling Random House books.

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Borders Rolls Out eBook Store

Borders has launched its own branded eBook store, powered by eReading service Kobo.

The company says its goal is to capture 17 percent of the eBook market by July of 2011. Borders’ eBook store launches with more than 1.5 million titles, available in a number of formats, including ePub, mobile and PDF.

"The race to emerge as a retail leader within the digital category is just starting," said Mike Edwards, Chief Executive Officer for Borders, Inc.

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Borders Gears Up To Sell Kobo eReader

Borders has rolled out its campaign to promote the Kobo eReader, which will launch next month along with its eBook store.

Borders is now taking pre-orders for the Kobo eReader, which retails for $149 and will be available on June 17. The eReader will come preloaded with 100 classic books.

The upcoming Borders eBook store will carry over a million titles and will allow consumers to purchase books through its website and via free Borders apps available for the iPhone, Blackberry, Android, as well as the iPad and PCs.

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