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Kobo Plus is a subscription eBook service (for Belgium and the Netherlands)

Kobo has been selling eBooks and devices for reading eBooks for years. Now the company is dipping its toe into the subscription eBook space. Kobo Plus is a new service that lets customers pay a monthly fee to access a library of 40,000 eBooks. It’s basically the company’s answer to Scribd and Amazon’s Kindle Unlimited. There’s on […]

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Kobo launches 7.8 inch Aura One eReader for $230 (and 2nd-gen Kobo Aura for $130)

Kobo’s newest device for reading eBooks features a 7.8 inch, 1872 x 1404 pixel E Ink display. It’s called the Kobo Aura One, and it goes up for pre-order August 30th for $230. The Kobo Aura One features an illuminated touchscreen (with an option to reduce the blue light when reading in bed). The eReader has […]

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Kobo Aura ONE 7.8 inch and 6 inch eReaders coming soon?

Kobo may be preparing to launch a new eReader with a 7.8 inch display. An unannounced device called the Kobo Aura ONE showed up at the FCC this week, and it’s described as a “7.8 inch Electronic Display Device.” There’s also a model with a 6 inch screen… which will likely have similar specs, but […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Lilbits (9-02-2014): Android One is coming (to India)

Earlier this summer Google introduced a new initiative called Android One. The idea is to partner with device makers to offer low-cost, high-quality Android phones that run Google approved software. The first Android One devices are expected to be offered in India and they could sell for around $100. Now Google has started sending out […]