Welcome to The CITE -- a blog on Course materials, Innovation, and Technology in Education, created by Mark Nelson and now part of the Publications Department of the National Association of College Stores. CITE is a pun with multiple meanings - referring to cite as in citation, something people reference; site as in location, website, or place people go to; and sight as in foresight or looking ahead to what is coming. Comments, discussion, feedback and ideas are welcome.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Kobo e-reader

Last week, a new e-reader called, Kobo, debuted at an event in Las Vegas and it has many people buzzing about its potential. The Kobo e-reader is similar to several other e-readers on the market with its 6-inch E Ink screen, one GB of memory, Bluetooth connectivity, and lack of Wi-Fi or 3G. What is different about Kobo is that it is significantly cheaper than other devices but still offers access to an e-book store with over two million titles. In addition, Kobo has a device neutral platform so consumers can sync their purchases across iPad, iPhone, Blackberry, webOS, and Android devices, as well as Windows and Mac computers. The device is expected to go on sale in May at Indigo Books & Music in Canada and in June at Borders stores.

Here is a video of what the Kobo reading experience will look like on the iPad.

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