kobo eReader

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Title

kobo eReader

Subject

ereader

Description

The first Kobo ereader introduced in May 2010.

The device was a compact, lightweight, and affordable ereader with
Bluetooth connectivity allowing for short-range cable-free transfers of eBooks, newspapers, and magazines to the device. The eReader also offered a USB connection to PCs for updates. The device was shipped with 100 free ebooks pre-loaded (over 2 million additional items were available from the Kobo Store).

Specifications:
  • display: 6-inch E Ink display with 8 level grayscale; 600x800 resolution
  • display formats:  ePub and PDF
  • fonts: 5 font sizes and two types: Georgia (serif) and Trebuchet (sans-serif)
  • processor: Freescale Semiconductor (?)
  • memory: 1 GB; SD card slot up to 4 GB
  • storage capacity: up to 1000 eBooks
  • connectivity: USB and Bluetooth (with selected smartphones and tablets)
  • battery life: up to 8,000 page turns (approx. 2 weeks)
  • dimensions: 120mm x 184mm x 10mm.
  • weight: 221g

Creator

Kobo Inc., 82 Peter Street, Toronto, ON

Type

ereader

Coverage

2010 --

Files

Kobo_original_small.png

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Citation

Kobo Inc., 82 Peter Street, Toronto, ON, “kobo eReader,” York University Computer Museum Canada, accessed October 22, 2021, https://museum.eecs.yorku.ca/items/show/322.

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