Kobo announces update to its ereader with the Kobo Glo HD

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Meet the Kobo Glo HD, a new ereader which has a 6″ e-ink screen, and runs at 1448×1072 – or 300ppi, which the company claims is “the closest experience to print on paper”.

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The new device looks set to compete with the likes of the Kindle Paperwhite – and will be priced exactly the same, at £109.99 when it launches on 1st June. Rather than plug into Amazon’s book store though, it will instead use Kobo’s own.

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On the inside, the device has 4GB of storage (which is plenty when you’re just carrying books) and a 1ghz processor.

Perhaps most amusing/despairing is the nonsense poll which Kobo has commissioned, in a bid to get press coverage from non-tech outlets. In what is the most meaningless finding of all time, Kobo claims that “69% agreed that reading (either a book or eBook) allows their imagination to journey”.

Umm, yeah.

James O’Malley