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Kobo Wi-Fi Touch Edition e-reader: specs and price

We have some interesting news now for those of you that are currently thinking about buying a new e-reader, as we’ve recently heard that Kobo has just unveiled its new Kobo Wi-Fi Touch Edition e-reader. The device is available to pre-order now for $129.99, and will be shipping sometime in June.

According to an article by David Carnoy over on the cnet.com website, the upcoming Kobo Wi-Fi Touch Edition e-reader features a 6-inch Pearl e-ink touch screen (which is the exact same screen as the Kindle’s e-ink screen) with Neonode zForce infrared touch technology.

It also comes with Wi-Fi wireless connectivity (b/g/n), a MicroSD card slot that will add up to a 32GB card and 1GB of onboard storage. The Kobo Wi-Fi Touch Edition e-reader supports PDF, Adobe DRM and ePub, and features multiple languages including Dutch, English, French, Spanish, German and Italian.

The compact and elegantly designed Kobo Touch Edition — which weighs just 7.05 ounces and has a battery that lasts up to two weeks — comes in black (with a black back) and white, with a choice of iliac blue or white back. It looks like Kobo is aiming to release the Touch Edition in several countries.

Are you thinking about buying a new e-reader? If so, would you consider the Kobo Touch Edition?

Written by Tina Chubb

Tina’s passion is gaming news, but you will find her exploring other tech stories. Follow Tina for the latest happenings in the gaming world with popular gaming devices, including PS3, Xbox 360, Wii and portable gaming on iOS, PSP, DS and more.

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