Kobo Touch Edition eReader Launched

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Kobo recently launched a new ebook reader.  Called the Kobo Touch Edition eReader, it features an infrared touch technology that promises to offer a real touch “page turn” experience.  Turning pages on the new eReader is done by simply swiping or tapping the 6-inch screen.    It has a minimalist design, using just single home button for navigation and choosing a virtual keyboard over a physical one.  Kobo uses what it calls Pearl e-ink to render pages which provides high contrast even in bright sunlight.  It measures 114mm X 165mm x 100m and weighs 200g.


The eReader Touch runs on a freescale i.MX507 processor and comes with 1GB internal storage which can house up to 1,000 e-books.  For more storage, the eReader has an SD card slot which supports up to 32GB memory.  Files supported are ePub, mobi and PDF files.

Touch Edition eReader is Wi Fi enabled which makes access to over 2.3 million eBooks, newspapers and magazines possible.  It has the Reading Life application, a social reading application currently available iOS and Android platforms.

The Kobo eReader Touch Edition is available in Lilac, Blue, Silver and Black colors and has a $129.99 price.

Kobo Touch Edition eReader Specifications

Available ColorsLilac, Blue, Silver and Black
Wireless Connectivity802.11b/g/n
ProcessorFreescale 508 Processor
Device Size114mm X 165mm (4.5 in. X 6.5 in.)
Device Depth10mm (0.4 in.)
Weight200g (7.05 oz.)
Diagonal Display Size6″ Pearl high contrast E Ink display
Screen Grey-Scale16 Level
Memory ExpansionUp to 30,000 eBooks with a 32 GB SD Memory Card
ConnectivityUSB, Wi Fi
Battery Life1 month
Supported File FormatsBooks: EPUB, PDF and MOBI
Documents: PDF
Images: JPEG, GIF, PNG, BMP and TIFF
Text: TXT, HTML and RTF
Comic Books: CBZ and CBR
Pre-Loaded eBooks15 Hand-Selected Free Previews
Fonts2 Font Styles, 17 Available Sizes
SoftwareNew & Improved Free Kobo Desktop Software



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  1. Rade Valdez Reply

    Hi I want to ask if where can I buy Kobo touch here in Philippines? 


  2. hi! how do you this compares to the Nook? I think this is better than the Nook Touch. Where can I buy a Kobo Touch in the Philippines?

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