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Kobo Vox caught online ahead of Kindle Fire challenge

Kobo Vox caught online ahead of Kindle Fire challenge

Ereader manufacturer Kobo's alternative to the Kindle Fire, the Kobo Vox, has been prematurely revealed, an Android-based tablet expected to retail at under CA$250. Spotted on a hurriedly-yanked product page at Canadian retailer Future Shop (still visible in Google's cache), the 7-inch Vox runs at 1024 x 600 resolution with WiFi b/g/n and will supposedly hit shelves on October 17.

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Kobo Reading Life expanded for Facebook during f8 2011

Kobo Reading Life expanded for Facebook during f8 2011

This week the folks at Facebook released a firestorm of updates for their social networking environment including enhancements to both the user interface on their webpage and to their apps. As part of the apps expansion, the eReading specialists at Kobo have announced to their 4.9 million users worldwide that they'll be working with Facebook in the near future to provide both integration and ease with and for Facebook, particularly through their Kobo Reading Life app.

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Kobo Circumvents Apple With HTML 5 Web App

Kobo Circumvents Apple With HTML 5 Web App

Several major e-book publisher apps, including Amazon's Kindle, Google Books, and Barnes & Noble Nook, had their store links stripped away yesterday as Apple's new in-app purchasing policy was laid down in full force. The Kobo store and e-reader was among these apps, but today announced an HTML5 web app alternative for customers to continue purchasing e-books from the Kobo store in a convenient way.

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Kindle, WSJ, Spotify iOS apps & more lose store links

Kindle, WSJ, Spotify iOS apps & more lose store links

Multiple iOS apps have been updated this weekend to remove in-app purchasing links, with the WSJ, Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Spotify and others apparently complying with Apple's stricter rules. Apple quietly updated its terms & conditions back in June, no longer preventing services from selling content outside of apps - as had been originally the case - but insisting that in-app links to external stores be removed.

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

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

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.

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HTCSense.com app store tipped as HTC eye smartphone ebook/software market?

HTCSense.com app store tipped as HTC eye smartphone ebook/software market?

HTC are tipped to be developing their own App Store, which would offer not only smartphone software but ebook and emagazine content. According to the Financial Times' sources, HTC is already recruiting "content editors" for the online store, with a core Taiwan-based team paving the way for around 100 people spread around the world.

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Borders offers gift card with eReader purchase and other special deals

Borders offers gift card with eReader purchase and other special deals

Borders has announced some special deals on some of the eReaders that it sells. The company is offering up a $25 gift card to all who purchase the Velocity Micro Cruz tablet. The tablet is up for pre-order right now at a price of $299.99. That tablet runs Android and has a 7-inch screen and can play video, music, surf the web and acts as an eReader.

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BlackBerry PlayBook to Feature Kobo eReader Service Pre-Loaded

BlackBerry PlayBook to Feature Kobo eReader Service Pre-Loaded

While the announcement of the tablet device from Research In Motion, known as the PlayBook, is still hot in some people's minds, it looks like company's tied to the release of the tablet are starting to show their support. After Amazon announced that they would be making the Kindle software available for the PlayBook after its launch, Kobo is making their own announcement. But this time around, this eReader service will be made available right out of the gate, from the device.

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Borders Kobo Wireless eReader due November 1st for $140

Borders Kobo Wireless eReader due November 1st for $140

Borders has announced pre-orders for their latest ebook reader, the Kobo Wireless eReader.  Like the previous Kobo model, the new ereader has access to Border's 1.5m ebook titles; however it can now also browse and download them over WiFi.

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Netronix WiFi ereader live photos spotted

Netronix WiFi ereader live photos spotted

Netronix's FCC confidentiality agreement with the FCC has expired, and that means we get to see the WiFi-toting ereader first spotted back in early June.  Although various model numbers are mentioned, most eye-catching is this, the booq WiFi, which obviously has wireless connectivity as well as an E Ink display.

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Aluratek Libre and Kobo eReader Finally Get a Price Drop Thanks to Borders

Aluratek Libre and Kobo eReader Finally Get a Price Drop Thanks to Borders

Back in June, things got pretty exciting in the eReader market. There were price drops happening all over the place, especially as some major players in the market started showing off new hardware at cheaper price points. And then in July, Amazon managed to throw in a new model of the Kindle into the mix, and successfully kept both models under the $200 mark. But back in June, when the price wars were getting under way, a couple eReaders were left in the dust. Primarily, the Kobo eReader and the Aluratek Libre.

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Sharper Image Literati eReader Unveiled, Features Color LCD and $159 Price Tag

Sharper Image Literati eReader Unveiled, Features Color LCD and $159 Price Tag

Even if tablets are seemingly the focus of the tech industry right now, and even if most of those tablets work just fine as eReaders in of themselves, that's not stopping the eReader market from pumping out more and more of the devices. And truth be told, there's nothing wrong with a specialized device -- not everyone wants all of their goodies in one package, so to speak. So here comes Sharper Image with their own version, dubbed the Literati.

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