Kobo announced new touchscreen e-ink ebook reader

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Kobo eReader Touch Edition | US$129.99 | kobobooks.com

finally, touchscreen has finally arrived to ebook reader. Kobo has just announced its latest ebook reader, dubbed the eReader Touch Edition, that’s touchscreen enabled. before the Touch Edition, touchscreen e-ink never really takeoff due to its lack of clarity and low contrast. however, Kobo managed to overcome this by employing infrared sensors to sense where your fingers are.
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the result? you get a brilliant high contrast 6-inch display with the ability to swipe-to-turn the pages, page scrubbing, long press to highlight words or paragraphs and it even has an onscreen keyboard. for PDF, double-tapping activates the zooming function. the Touch Edition boost a battery that is good for one month usage per charge and features a SD slot for additional storage (expandable up to 32GB), if the onboard 2GB is not enough for you.

the Kobo eReader Touch Edition is slated to be available this June at a retail price of $129.99 however, it is up for pre-order at Borders USA and Chapters Indigo Coles in Canada.

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(credit: Kobo) the Kobo eReader Touch Edition will be available in four colors: Lilac, Silver, Blue and Black

Kobo via Gadget Lab

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