Coming to offer existing devices some competition, the new e-reader made by Kobo has finally reared its head and taken its first steps into the world, along with its wireless connectivity capabilities and access to the Kobo store.As end-users may know, e-readers grew very quickly as a market, as a testament to the ever present desire that consumers have for reading.
Now, with more and more books being digitized and with the designs of the various e-readers getting refined, competition is again stepping up.
What occurred was that Kobo finally brought out the Wireless eReader, its e-book reading electronic that measures 184 x 120 x 10 mm and weighs 221 grams.
Like all of its peers, except for the exceptions that boast color screens of course, this newcomer features a 16-greyscale display.
The screen size itself is of 6 inches, but the display is just one small bit of what Kobo put into its creation.
The e-reader comes with 1 GB of built-in flash storage, onto which 100 books are already pre-loaded when the device is purchased.
There is, of course, a SD card slot meant to expand this storage capacity by a great deal, though even that is just part of the whole list of features.
The Wireless eReader boasts an USB port, for copying files to and from a computer, as well as WiFi.
The wireless connectivity will be mainly used to acquire new titles via direct download form the Kobo Store, which has about 2.2 million e-books available for purchase.
Finally, the company threw in a battery that can last for up to 10,000 page turns on a single charge.
As for the overall design, Kobo provides three color schemes, namely Porcelain with Metallic Silver Back, Porcelain with Lilac back and Onyx. The price tag is of $139 and orders can be placed here.