February 14, 2011

Kobo Demonstrates eReading Experience for BlackBerry PlayBook Tablet at Mobile World Congress 2011

Executive Vice President Speaks at BlackBerry Booth

Kobo, the only pure-play global eRead­ing ser­vice, today an­nounced its par­ti­cip­a­tion at the Black­Berry® booth at Mo­bile World Con­gress. Kobo will demon­strate its eRead­ing ex­per­i­ence that will come pre-loaded on the highly an­ti­cip­ated Black­BerryÒ Play­BookÔ tab­let as well as the Kobo eRead­ing app for Black­BerryÒ smart­phones. Kobo spokespeople will be avail­able throughout the show at Stand #7B42 in App Planet Hall 7.

In ad­di­tion, Kobo Ex­ec­ut­ive Vice Pres­id­ent of Busi­ness De­vel­op­ment, Todd Humphrey, will speak at the booth at 1:00pm each day Feb­ru­ary 14-16, 2011.

“Mo­bile World Con­gress is the meet­ing place for lead­ers in the mo­bile tech­no­logy mar­ket to gather, col­lab­or­ate, net­work and dis­cuss,” said Humphrey. “I’m ex­cited to rep­res­ent Kobo this year along­side our part­ner, RIM, and share our Kobo shop­ping and eRead­ing ex­per­i­ence for the Black­Berry Play­Book tab­let, a device that is set to shake up the tab­let space.”

Kobo Speak­ing Ses­sions:

When: Monday, Feb­ru­ary 14, 2011 through Wed­nes­day, Feb­ru­ary 16, 2011
1:00pm each day

Where: RIM, Stand #7B42, App Planet Hall 7

De­signed by book lov­ers, for book lov­ers, Kobo’s eRead­ing app for the Black­Berry Play­Book tab­let gives con­sumers all over the world a beau­ti­ful book-like read­ing ex­per­i­ence, with an in­teg­rated book­store of­fer­ing over 2.2 mil­lion books. Cus­tom­ers can choose from today’s hot­test new re­leases and New York TimesÒ Best­sellers, plus over one mil­lion free titles, ran­ging from 18th cen­tury ro­mance nov­els to thrillers, to the most fam­ous lit­er­ary mas­ter­pieces.

About Kobo, Inc.
Kobo is a global eRead­ing ser­vice backed by ma­jor­ity share­holder In­digo Books & Music, Bor­ders Group, REDgroup Re­tail, and Ch­eung Kong Hold­ings. Kobo be­lieves con­sumers should be able to read any book on any device. With a cata­log of over two mil­lion eBooks, magazines, news­pa­pers and an open plat­form, Kobo en­ables re­tail­ers, device man­u­fac­tur­ers and mo­bile op­er­at­ors to bring the joy of eRead­ing to cus­tom­ers every­where. For more in­form­a­tion, visit www.​kobo.​com

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