Kobo Launches German Kobo eReader Touch Edition,
THE FIRST TRULY INTERNATIONAL eREADER
A German language version of the amazing, new, revolutionary Kobo
eReader Touch Edition will be available in stores in August. The eReader
uses Neonode’s new zForce™ infrared touch technology to make the
experience of reading on Kobo just like reading a real book. With the
latest Pearl E Ink™ technology, reading on the new Kobo eReader is just
like reading print on paper – it is easy on the eyes, even in bright
sunlight. The Kobo Touch is powered by the new Freescale™ i.MX508
processor, a high-performance engine designed to enable fast page
turning for electronic paper displays. A reading lover’s dream, the new
device boasts storage of up to 30,000 books with expandable memory.
EARN AWARDS JUST FOR READING
Kobo has also extended its popular Reading Life to be available in
German on Kobo eReading apps for the iOS platform. Kobo introduced
Reading Life to allow users to get more out of their reading experience.
Reading Life is the most comprehensive social eReading experience and an
industry-first social platform. With Reading Life, users can gain
insight into their unique eReading fingerprint with Reading Life Stats.
They can track the minutes per reading session of their current read,
the number of pages turned, plus see an overview of books completed in
their library. Users can also earn fun and exciting awards that
celebrate reading accomplishments and milestones. Users can also connect
and share their Reading Life with friends on Facebook.
The German content store and app launch is part of a large-scale
expansion by Kobo to serve the European eReading community with local
eBook best sellers and classics. Kobo will be launching additional
eBook stores in Spain, France, Italy and The Netherlands. As the
company continues to expand into other European countries, Kobo will
introduce local-language apps with local currency support and Reading
Life to serve each country’s digital reading needs. This builds on
Kobo’s overall goal to bring eReading to everyone around the world, with
eReading materials that serve countries lacking broad access to
localized digital content.