- Introducing the Best eReaders, Evolved-
TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2012 /CNW/ - Indigo, Canada's largest book, gift and
specialty toy retailer announces the evolution of eReading with the
pre-order launch of two exciting new Kobo eReaders. The Kobo Glo™ ($129.99) and Kobo Mini™ ($79.99) arrive at Indigo, Chapters and Coles stores nationally in early
According to Heather Reisman, Indigo's Chief Executive Officer, "At
Indigo we're excited that Kobo continues to add depth and breadth to
their suite of eReaders. Both new devices, the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini,
provide significant benefits and advancements for our customers through
innovation— the ability to read comfortably anywhere day or night with
the Kobo Glo, and the ease of a pocket sized device that packs big
functionality with the Kobo Mini. We look forward to the Kobo eReaders
and our beautiful range of colourful accessories to again be the "it"
gift for fall and the holiday season."
"Kobo partners like Indigo are integral to our success," said Wayne
White, General Manager of Devices, Kobo. "We want to make eReading more
accessible and deliver a highly personal experience for each customer,
and with Indigo we can do exactly that."
The Kobo Glo™ eReader is the next generation full-featured eReader of the Kobo Touch - Wired
Magazine's 2012 Editor's Pick for Best eReader - now a faster, sleeker
and lighter front-lit eReader. Delivering a superior, even, front-lit
display the Kobo Glo offers an outstanding reading experience, day or
night. With a High Resolution XGA Screen the Kobo Glo offers 210 pixels
per inch for crisper text, and to further customize, readers can choose
from 7 font styles and 24 font sizes as well as exclusive weight and
sharpness settings. The Kobo Glo comes in four fresh colour options:
Black Night, Pink Sunset, Blue Moon, Silver Star and features a soft
back and Kobo's signature quilt pattern that makes it a joy to hold.
Kobo does BIG things with the Kobo Mini - the world's smallest full-featured eReader that fits in your pocket,
at the lowest possible price. The Kobo Mini, is designed for reading on
the go, features a natural touchscreen and convenient Wi Fi access to
nearly 3 million eBooks including bestsellers, hidden gems, and 1
million free titles! Get the best of what Kobo has to offer with one of
the lowest priced, most compact and stylish eReaders on the market. The
contemporary design offers Kobo's soft back and Kobo's signature quilt
pattern in black or white, as well as three stylish interchangeable
backs in Teal, Ruby Red, and Purple. Enjoy a variety of font sizes and
styles to create a comfortable and personalized eReading experience.
Lightweight and compact, it holds up to 1,000 eBooks in your pocket
with the Kobo Mini's 2GB of built-in memory.
Pre-orders are available now in store on Kiosk and online at indigo.ca/home/eReading.
In November, Indigo will offer the newest member of the Kobo family.
The KOBO ARC™ a competitively featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet provides a new
way to discover content - books, movies, tv shows, music, web pages and
more. With a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries, Kobo Arc gives consumers an exciting new way to discover content.
Using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user's "pinned" content to recommend related videos,
movies, books, webpages and other related content. Tapestries makes it easy to discover new personal multimedia recommendations with
little effort as the engine learns what consumers love - and brings
them more. The 7" high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text
and with 16-million colours brings photos and videos to life. Front
facing speakers with SRS TruMedia, a built-in microphone and camera to
take photos and connect with friends via Skype™, the Kobo Arc offers up
to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and 2 weeks on
standby. With Google® Play, Kobo Arc users have access to more than
600,000 apps while much-loved apps including Facebook®, Twitter®,
Sesame Street, Skype, Rdio®, Zinio® and PressReader® come pre-loaded on
the tablet. The Kobo Arc is available in Black and White with Blue and
Purple interchangeable SnapBacks and is priced at $199.99 (8G) and
About Indigo Books & Music Inc.
Indigo is a publicly traded Canadian company listed on the Toronto Stock
Exchange (IDG). As the largest book, gift and specialty toy retailer in
Canada, Indigo operates in all provinces under different banners
including Indigo Books & Music; Indigo Books, Gifts, Kids;
IndigoSpirit; Chapters; The World's Biggest Bookstore; and Coles. The
online channel, indigo.ca, offers a one-stop online shop with a robust selection of books, toys,
home décor, stationery and gifts. In 2004, Indigo founded the Indigo
Love of Reading Foundation, a registered charity that provides new
books and education materials to high-needs Canadian elementary
schools, to address the literacy crisis in Canada. To date the
Foundation, as well as the Indigo "Adopt a School" program, have
contributed $13 million, equating to more than a million books, to
high-needs elementary schools across Canada. Visit loveofreading.org for more information. To learn more about Indigo, please visit the Our
Company section at indigo.ca.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world's fastest-growing eReading services
offering nearly 3 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers- and
counting. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any
book on any device, Kobo has built an open-standards platform
to provide consumers with a choice when reading. Inspired by a "Read
Freely" philosophy and a passion for innovation, Kobo has expanded
to nearly 190 countries, where millions of consumers have access to
localized eBook catalogues and award-winning eReaders, like the Kobo
Touch. With top-ranked eReading applications for Apple, BlackBerry,
Android, and Windows products, Kobo allows consumers to make eReading
social through Facebook Timeline and Reading Life, an industry-first
social experience that lets users to earn awards for time spent reading
and encouraging others to join in. Headquartered in Toronto and owned
by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail
chains across the globe. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
SOURCE: Indigo Books & Music Inc.
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