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Lilbits (8-15-2013): Kobo Arc HD tablets on the way?

Bookseller Kobo offers a line of eReaders and tablets. And unlike Barnes & Noble, there’s good reason to believe that Kobo has no plans to stop selling Android tablets anytime soon. A few weeks ago details about an unannounced product called the Kobo Arc 10 HD started making the rounds. It’s expected to feature a […]

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Kobo Arc 10 HD tablet with Tegra 4, 2560 x 1600 pixel display in the works?

Kobo has been offering Android tablets for a few years. But up until recently, the eBook seller’s tablets have been far outclassed by offerings from Amazon and Barnes & Noble. The most recent Kobo tablet, the 7 inch Arc is actually a decent value at $200 (or at least it was when it launched last […]

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Next-gen Kobo eReader on the way

Kobo is preparing to launch its next 6 inch eReader. An unannounced device eReader called the Kobo N514 showed up this week at the FCC, and a few photos of the device also started making the rounds. While details are scarce at this point, the new eReader appears to be a little smaller than the […]

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Kobo’s limited edition Aura HD accounts for a quarter of its device sales

Kobo may have launched the Aura HD eReader as a limited edition device. But the $170 eReader is apparently one of the company’s more popular devices. Kobo says it accounts for “up to 27 percent of Kobo devices sold at retail.” The Aura HD has a 6.8 inch, 1440 x 1080 pixel front-lit E Ink […]

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Kobo releases Android 4.1 update for the Kobo Arc tablet

Kobo is offering a software update for its 7 inch tablet, bringing Android 4.1 Jelly Bean to the Kobo Arc. Sure, Android 4.1 is kind of last year’s software… but it brings a number of new features to Kobo’s $200 tablet. While Kobo isn’t as big a name in the US as competitors Amazon or […]

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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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Kindle, Kobo, and NOOK apps for Windows RT, Windows 8

Want to turn your Windows RT or Windows 8 tablet into a giant, overpriced eReader? Amazon and Kobo have already released digital book apps optimized for Microsoft’s new touch-friendly operating systems. Now Barnes & Noble has followed suit by releasing a NOOK app into the Windows Store. All three apps are optimized for Windows 8, […]

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Kobo Arc tablet hits the FCC, expected to ship in November

The Kobo Arc is a 7 inch Android tablet aimed at readers. It comes from bookseller Kobo, and the tablet’s expected to launch this month with prices starting at $199. Today the Kobo Arc showed up at the FCC website, which suggests that it’s on scheduled to hit the streets soon. Kobo’s new tablet features […]

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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 […]

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Kobo introduces Kobo Arc: a $200 Android 4.0 tablet for readers

Digital bookseller Kobo has unveiled its next-generation Android tablet, the Kobo Arc. It’s a 7 inch tablet with a 1280 x 800 pixel IPS display and a dual core processor, which makes the Kobo Arc a big step up from its predecessor, the Kobo Vox. Kobo is also throwing in Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich […]

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Kobo Vox now comes with Google Play Store preloaded

The Kobo Vox is an Android-powered color eBook reader designed to access content from the Kobo online book store. It doesn’t get as much attention as the Amazon Kindle Fire or Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet because… well, because it’s not affiliated with Amazon or B&N. It also has a slower processor and a less […]