Kobo Touch ereader revealed: 6-inch touchscreen for $130

May 23, 2011
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Kobo has unveiled its latest ereader, the Kobo Touch, and as the name suggests the main difference is that you can now jab at the screen rather than physical controls. The company has done away with all but the home button, with the 6-inch E Ink Pearl display using a Neonode-sourced touch panel and getting its content via WiFi.

There's also 1GB of internal storage - plenty for ebooks - along with a microSD card slot. Freescale is responsible for the chipset, with the new 503 taking pride of place in the Kindle rival.

Pricing is $129.99 when the Kobo Touch goes on pre-sale through Borders in the US, among other retailers, later today. It's expected to begin shipping in June. Meanwhile, the existing non-touch model will remain on sale with a price-cut to $99.

[via The Digital Reader]


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