- 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 October.
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.
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 $249.99 (16G).
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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