The new reader also has improved, sharper text (in five sizes), 1GB memory (the Wi-Fi Kindle has 2GB) and a battery life of ten days (Kindle, one month). You can also stick in an SD-card to increase capacity. The processor has also been upgraded, making page-turns 2.5x faster, and Kobo has added a built-in dictionary.
Unlike the Kindle, the Kobo supports the industry-standard EPUB format, the same as used by Apple’s iBooks, and just like the Kindle, any of your books will stay in sync across your various applications and devices. It also comes in a variety of colors, including black, “Pearlized Onyx” and silver (these last two only color the quilted back panel – the black is black all-over). Onyx, Porcelain with Metallic Silver back, and Porcelain with a Pearlized Lilac back.
Available now here: Kobo Reader
Blog post by Charlie Sorrel. Follow real time tech news on Twitter from GadgetLab here: twitter.com/gadgetlab