Kobo stops making tablets, shifts focus to eReaders and apps

Digital bookseller Kobo currently offers a line of eReaders and a line of Android tablets. But moving forward, Kobo president Michael Tamblyn tells The Bookseller that the company plans to focus on eReaders and apps that can run on tablets from other companies. Kobo doesn’t currently plan to continue developing its own tablets. The move makes […]

Lilbits (9-10-2014): Intel Core M Broadwell chip benchmarked

Intel’s first Broadwell chip is ready to go and the first laptops, tablets, and 2-in-1s featuring the new processor should hit the streets soon. The Intel Core M processor is a 4.5 watt chip that has the kind of power consumption (and efficiency) you’d expect from a cheap Intel Atom processor. But early benchmark tests […]

Kobo Aura H2O waterproof eReader launches October 1st for $180

Kobo’s first water and dust-resistant eReader will be available in the US, Canada, and parts of Europe starting October 1st for $180, £140, or €180, depending on your region. It’ll be available for preorder starting September 1st from Kobo.com. Update: You can now pre-order the Kobo Aura H20 for $180. As expected, the device is called […]

Waterproof Kobo Aura H2O hits the FCC

Kobo is getting ready to launch their first waterproof eReader. A new device called the Kobo Aura H2O showed up at the FCC last week, and according to a post from now-retired leak expert Evan Blass in July, that’s the name of Kobo’s new water and dust-proof eReader. The tablet features a 6.8 inch display just […]

Lilbits (3-07-2014): Download music on your Tizen smartwatch?

Wondering if there will be any decent third-party apps for upcoming devices running Tizen software? Samsung’s new smartwatches run Tizen, and eventually we could see Tizen phones and watches… and you’ll be able to buy music on any of them. 7digital has announced it’s bringing its digital music store with 25 million tracks to Tizen […]