The Kobo eReader is a $150 electronic book reader that will be sold through Borders as they attempt to take on the Amazon Kindle and other electronic book readers. The Kobo eReader will be available June 17, and the company’s website quotes a newspaper article noting its US$150 price is markedly cheaper than other readers and compared to the Apple iPad.
The Kobo eReader features a six inch E ink display, and comes with an SD card slot and 1GB of built in memory, it features a four way D pad for navigation and also comes with a USB port and integrated Bluetooth.
The Kobo eReader has a built in battery that is designed to give you up to two weeks of reading on a single charge, or about 8.000 page turns. It also features five different selectable font sizes.
The Kobo e-book reader is available for pre-order now, and Borders is offering free shipping.