Kobo has certainly been productive behind the scenes with the introduction of the Kobo Glo, Kobo Mini, and Kobo Arc devices, where the Arc is a 7” Android-powered tablet. I guess the Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire will definitely need to look over their shoulders now, no? The new Kobo family will be budget friendly, starting from $79.99 upwards depending on the model, while offering readers with additional choice as well as more ways to personalize their eReading experience, carrying the option of new stylish colors, accessories, lighting and multimedia choices.

The front-lit Kobo Glo comes with an innovative soft, even and adjustable ComfortLight technology so that you can read regardless of the time of the day – or night. It has a durable screen and customizable page-turning features, relying on E Ink technology, customizable fonts and a no-glare XGA high-resolution 6″ E Ink display to get the job done, you might even be fooled into thinking that you are reading print on paper. Not only that, it comes with Wi-Fi connectivity so that you can peruse through recommendations in the Kobo eBookstore. You can further expand upon the 2GB of internal memory via a microSD memory card slot if you choose. Choose from Black, White, Pink Sunset, Blue Moon, or Silver Star shades when the Kobo Glo arrives this October 1st onwards at $129.99 a pop. [Press Release]

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