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Kobo Officially Launches the Touch 2.0 eReader

3 September 2015

From The Digital Reader:

The Kobo Touch 2.0 updates the four-year-old Kobo Touch ereader with more storage, longer battery life, a faster CPU, and a lower price.

It has a 1GHz CPU, 4GB storage, and Wifi, but no audio or card slot. Its 6″ screen sports a resolution of 800 x 600 and an IR touchscreen, but there is no frontlight.

In short, this ereader was built to be a competitor to the (basic) Kindle, and it has a price to match. The Kobo Touch 2.0 will be available on 9 September in the US and Canada, and will retail for $89.99.

The device will also be sold internationally.

Link to the rest at The Digital Reader

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14 Comments to “Kobo Officially Launches the Touch 2.0 eReader”

  1. Four years since the last upgrade? Wow! The tortoise may have won the race in Aesop’s Fable, but the snail loses! Especially when it comes to electronics…

    I bought two HP Stream 7 Win 8.1 (just upgraded one to 10) tablets for less money than this thing. And they’re full-on Windows computers.

  2. Ouch, can you say way too little way too late?

  3. I have a Kobo touch and I really like it. This one I don’t think I would like. I’ll stick to what I have. I would like a tablet of some kind to read both my kindle and kobo books on though. Haven’t found one yet.

    • Actually, you should be able to use almost any tablet to read both. I have a Dell Venue Pro 8, which is a relatively cheap Windows tablet. I have a Kindle, but I read zon books on it most of the time because it is convenient. I use my Dell for writing and a lot of other things.

      I don’t have any Kobo books so I have not tried it, but there is a Kobo reader app in the Msft Store. Just install both Kindle and Kobo apps. I have not checked but Android tablets are probably the same.

      Now, if someone were to come out with a Windows tablet with a fast color eInk screen…

  4. How long since Kobo has upgraded their ebook buying experience?

    Based on comments here that is what really needs to be updated.

  5. BN announced their new nook today and it makes the kobo a steal. Can you believe $395? OMG one can only hope that was a misprint in the email ad sent to customers.

  6. Nook just announced the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 Nook as well– http://nook.barnesandnoble.com/u/samsung-galaxy-tab-s2-nook-8-inch-tablet/379004444

    ETA: Beat me to the punch , Phoebe.

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