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Lilbits (9-10-2013): Turning a Kobo Reader into a DIY Linux tablet

Tired of waiting for a sunlight viewable tablet with a Pixel Qi display? You can sort of build your own tablet for outdoor use by taking an eReader with an E Ink touchscreen and loading a full-fledged GNU/Linux operating system on it. That’s what MobileRead forum member MarkGibek did when he installed Debian on the […]

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Kobo Mini eReader price drops to $50 for a holiday sale

Kobo is temporarily cutting the price for the Kobo Mini eReader to just $49.99. The 5 inch eReader normally sells for $80, but US retailers including Best Buy will offer the Mini for $50 from December 21st through December 23rd, 2012. The Kobo Mini weighs less than 5 ounces, measures about 0.4 inches thick, and […]

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Kobo goes small and bright with Glo and Mini eReaders

Kobo is launching two new portable eBook readers. The $130 Kobo Glo has a light so that you can read eBooks on the E Ink display even when you’re in a dark room. The Kobo Mini’s selling point is its small size and low price. It has a 5 inch display and an $80 price […]