Kobo Launches German Language Kobo eReader Touch Edition at IFA in Berlin
EARN AWARDS JUST FOR READING
Kobo has also extended its popular Reading Life platform to be available in German both on the Kobo eReader Touch Edition and the 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 and Twitter.
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.
Users in Germany can download Kobo apps for free from the Apple App Store℠, Android Market and BlackBerry® App World™ as well as from http://www.kobo.com/WillkommenbeiKobo immediately. Other European market launches are scheduled over the next several months.
About Kobo, Inc.
Kobo is a global eReading service with more than 2.5 million eBooks, magazines and newspapers – one of the largest eReading catalogues in the world. Kobo believes consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device and has attracted millions of readers from over 100 countries across the globe. Kobo has top ranked eReading applications for iPad, iPhone, BlackBerry, Android, Windows and MacOS, and is the eReading application of choice for leading tablet OEMs. The Kobo Wireless eReader and the new Kobo eReader Touch Edition is available at leading retailers, including Indigo, Walmart, Best Buy, WH Smith, Collins Booksellers and Whitcoull’s. Kobo's innovative Reading Life is an industry-first comprehensive social eReading experience – Kobo users can earn awards simply for time spent reading and encouraging others. Kobo is backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music Inc, Cheung Kong Holdings, and institutional investors.