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Kobo announces the 'Porsche of eReaders'


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Aura HD is big and fast

Kobo has announced a limited-edition HD eReader with its Aura HD E Ink device. The Aura HD delivers the highest resolution 6.8-inch E Ink display available on the market today and comes in at 7-inch Android tablet pricing territory.

“From the beginning, Kobo has pushed the eReading industry to new heights and today is no exception,” said Michael Serbinis, CEO, Kobo. “Kobo Aura HD is designed for the most passionate booklovers – those who devour hundreds of stories each year – who asked us to create the ultimate eReading experience. Kobo Aura HD is our way of celebrating these customers.”

The Kobo Aura HD 6.8” Pearl E Ink touchscreen packs in 265 dpi and features a 1GHz processor. The reader has 4GB of storage (expandable up to 32GB) to store thousands of eBooks, and has a battery life of up to two months, they claim.


“To us, the Kobo Aura HD is the Porsche of eReaders and is designed for those in the driver’s seat of their eReading adventures,” said Wayne White, EVP and General Manager of Devices, Kobo. “It’s fast, powerful, and sleek and pushes the boundaries of eReading the same way our Readers do – together, they’ll know no bounds as they find their next great read.”

Kobo Aura HD will be available for pre-order in North America starting April 16 at eBooks and eReaders from Kobo - Kobo and will be in-stores in Canada and the United Kingdom starting April 25. International availability will begin in May.

For more informatio, visit Kobo Aura HD Overview.


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