International ebook retailer and device-maker Kobo has launched a new fleet of e-reading and tablet devices along with an ebook store for children and a partnership with content aggregator Pocket — all aimed at helping Kobo win the fight for “people who have reading at the center of their lives,” according to Kobo chief content officer, Michael Tamblyn.
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In addition to reboots of its seven-inch tablet and six-inch e-reader, Kobo has added a ten-inch tablet. The company is positioning itself as focused on reading experience, building in special features like “Reading Mode,” which allows, among other things, users to turn off notifications from other apps on its tablets.
Kobo also has launched a new book discovery tool dubbed “Beyond the Book,” which will help readers find new books via highlighted topics within books and content from across the Web.
The company has also expanded its content offerings, with a dedicated ebook store for children’s ebooks and an upgraded magazine reading experience called “Guided Reading,” a “one-tap” interface that the company …read more
Via: Digital Book World