December 18, 2012

KOBO ANNOUNCES CANADIAN DEALS JUST IN TIME FOR LAST MINUTE HOLIDAY SHOPPING

Jump into your eReading adventure with great Kobo Arc Tablet and Kobo Mini eReader promotions starting at $49.99

 

Toronto, December 18, 2012 – Kobo, a global leader in eReading with more than 10-million users worldwide, today announced great deals for Canadians—perfect for last minute gift ideas this holiday season. Until December 23rd, customers who purchase a 32GB or 64GB Kobo Arc 7” Android tablet will receive a complimentary $20 Kobo gift card.  In addition, the Kobo Mini, the world’s smallest full-featured eReader, is available for the low price of $49.99. These great promotions are available both in-store and online.

The Kobo Arc promotion is available at Indigo-Chapters, Future Shop and Best Buy, and the Kobo Mini promotion is available at Indigo-Chapters, Future Shop, Best Buy, Staples, Walmart, The Source, and Toys“R”Us.

“With the launch of the Kobo Arc and Kobo Mini in Canada, we wanted to say thank you to our customers by helping them dive into their favourite content,” said Wayne White, EVP and GM of Devices, Kobo. “We know that people will love the amazing features that these devices offer, and we want to help them start build their libraries right away.”

KOBO ARC – READS YOU LIKE A BOOK
The Kobo Arc offers consumers a competitively-featured Android 4.0 multimedia tablet with a new way to discover content – books, movies, TV shows, music, web pages, and more.  With a Kobo-developed interface called Tapestries, Kobo Arc gives consumers an exciting new way to discover content.  Using an intelligent cross-media recommendations engine, Tapestries responds to the user’s “pinned” content to recommend related videos, movies, books, webpages and other related content. Tapestries makes it easy to discover new personal multimedia recommendations with little effort as the engine learns what consumers love – and brings them more. The 7” high-definition display delivers crisp, sharp text and with 16-million colours, brings photos and videos to life. With front-facing speakers with SRS TruMedia®, a built-in microphone and high-resolution 1.3 MP camera to take photos and videos, the Kobo Arc offers up to 10 hours of continuous reading or video play, and two weeks on standby.  With Google® Play, Kobo Arc users have access to more than 600,000 apps and much-loved pre-loaded apps including Facebook®, Twitter®,  Rdio®, Zinio® and PressReader®. The Kobo Arc is available in Black and White with the option to purchase Blue and Purple interchangeable SnapBacks. 

KOBO MINI – SMALL IS A BIG DEAL               
The Kobo Mini is the world’s smallest and lightest full-featured E Ink eReader available today, offering the full Kobo experience at a great value. Proving that great things come in small packages, the 5” Kobo Mini easily fits in your purse or pocket and is loaded with all the amazing features Kobo customers have come to know and love. Just like reading print on paper, the no-glare 5” E Ink screen is easy on the eyes – even in bright sunlight. The Kobo Mini comes in black or white and offers a selection of three stylish SnapBacks in Teal, Ruby Red and Purple.  Perfect for people on-the-go, young adults, and easy for first-time readers to hold and read, the highly portable Kobo Mini holds up to 1,000 eBooks. 


About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering more than 3-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo has built an open-standards platform to provide consumers with a choice when reading. Inspired by a “Read Freely” philosophy and a passion for innovation, Kobo has expanded to 190 countries, where millions of consumers have access to localized eBook catalogues and award-winning eReaders, like the Kobo Touch. With top-ranked eReading applications for Apple, BlackBerry, Android, and Windows products, Kobo allows consumers to make eReading social through Facebook Timeline and Reading Life, an industry-first social experience that lets users earn awards for time spent reading and encourage others to join in. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains across the globe. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.