Toronto, December 03, 2013 – Kobo, a global leader in eReading, today announced that Readers in the United States and Canada can now purchase the most popular fashion, pop culture, health, and sports magazines at Kobo.com. Those looking to kick their holiday hosting up a notch can get inspired with the latest issues of Food & Wine and Bon Appétit; for a smart fashion sense that is sure to impress, Readers can check out W Magazine and GQ; and to keep updated on world events, Time and Maclean’s will do the trick. With the holidays right around the corner, digital magazines are great to relax and unwind, and Kobo has the latest issue of People and Us Weekly to keep everyone entertained. What’s more, readers can try any magazine free for 14 days.
The new magazine store from Kobo offers titles from top publishers including American Media, Bauer Publishing Group, Condé Nast, Hearst Corporation, Time Inc., Mansueto, Rogers Publishing Limited, Reader’s Digest, and Wenner Media, with more being added every day.
NO MORE PINCHING AND ZOOMING
With Kobo’s exclusive Guided Reading feature, rich-colour magazines have never looked more beautiful. With a simple tap interface that intelligently moves from one column of text to the next, reading digitally is easy. Guided Reading removes the need for toolbars creating a clear interface free from distractions. The Kobo magazine experience is built for the most passionate Readers, whether they choose to read on one of Kobo’s award-winning tablets or with free apps built for iOS and Android platforms.
THE BEST TABLETS AND APPS FOR READING MAGAZINES
The new Kobo Arc lineup runs on Android™ 4.2.2 Jelly Bean and offers beautiful and responsive high definition displays – great for reading, watching movies, playing games, and more. With full access to the Google Play Store, the Kobo Arc tablets deliver the perfect blend of multimedia with a platform that enhances the reading experience, displaying rich colour magazines the way they were intended.
Kobo Arc 7HD (starting at $199.99 MSRP)
The Kobo Arc 7HD tablet is powered by the NVIDIA® Tegra® 3 1.7GHz quad-core processor and 1920x1200 display with up to 1080p video playback delivering a crisp, seamless viewing experience. The HD tablet has 1GB of RAM, a front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera, and a battery that lasts up to 8 hours so readers are never at a loss for words. Available in black, the Kobo Arc 7HD retails for $199.99 MSRP with 16GB and $249.99 MSRP with 32GB.
Kobo Arc 10HD ($399.99 MSRP)
With an NVIDIA® Tegra® 4 1.8GHz quad-core processor and 2GB of RAM, the Kobo Arc 10HD tablet is the best 10-inch HD Google-certified multimedia tablet on the market today for Readers. Boasting a stunning 2560x1600 high-definition display with up to 1080p video playback, the Kobo Arc 10HD makes the perfect companion to enjoy rich content from Kobo’s bookstore like magazines, as well as
the 1 million+ movies, games, and apps from the Google Play Store. The Kobo Arc 10HD tablet also includes a front-facing 1.3 MP HD camera, dual stereo speakers, WiFi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.0, and Miracast connectivity support for Wi Fi media streaming. With Reading Mode, the battery life is extended from 9.5 hours to more than 10 days. The Kobo Arc 10HD is available in black.
Free Top Ranking Reading Apps
In addition to Kobo’s tablets, the magazine experience is fully optimized for its free iOS and Android apps. People can enjoy the same rich magazine experience on the smartphones and tablets they already own, complete with Kobo’s exclusive Guided Reading.
For more information, please visit www.kobo.com.
About Kobo Inc.
Kobo Inc. is one of the world’s fastest-growing eReading services offering nearly 4-million eBooks, magazines and newspapers to millions of customers in 190 countries. Believing that consumers should have the freedom to read any book on any device, Kobo provides consumers with a choice when reading. Kobo offers an eReader for everyone with a wide variety of E Ink eReaders and Google-Certified Android tablets to suit any Reader’s style including the award-winning Kobo Touch™, Kobo Mini, Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura, Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Arc, Kobo Arc 7, Kobo Arc 7HD, and Kobo Arc 10HD. Along with the company’s free top-ranking eReading apps for Apple®, BlackBerry®, Android®, and Windows®, Kobo ensures the next great read is just a page-turn away. Headquartered in Toronto and owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, Kobo eReaders can be found in major retail chains around the world. For more information, visit www.kobo.com.
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