Girls (and guys) just want to have E Fun with their new Nextbook Android tablets and now have another reason to jump up for joy! The company announced today that all of their new tablets will feature integration of the Kobo Bookstore, as the destination of choice for online book purchases.
The Kobo store will be available on the upcoming NextBook Next5, and Next6 in the near future when it sees a North American release. You will also get 25 free books on the device, most likely are “classics”. It is unknown at this time if a firmware update will allow for the Next 2 and Next 3 to have this functionality.
The Next5 and Next6 have a ton of things in common, both are not out yet, but will be soon. They also run Google Android 2.1 and also give you a full seven inches of viewing pleasure. You will get around 800×480 resolution and the big differentiations are the built in memory and processor. Also the Next5 is bundled with a cool digital APEN writing tool. When they do come out you are looking at around 200 for the Next5 and $230 for the Next6.
“Our E FUN philosophy is to offer electronic products that are fun and easy to use,” stated Jason Liszewski, Managing Director and VP of Sales for E-Fun. “The addition of Kobo’s eBook Store do just that. They provide easy access to one of the largest collections of online reading material as well as a number of Android applications, many of which are not available on similar sites.”
One might wonder about this new change in book stores being bundled with the device. With previous models of the Next Tablet you saw the Borders bookstore application bundled with the device. If you look closely the Borders app was “powered by Kobo.” Nextbook has assured us that if you buy a new tablet you will still have access to all of the other ebooks you purchased with the Borders app.
In all, Kobo is a great company for Tablet PC’s such as the E FUN Nextbook lineup to feature on their device. Kobo is a great Canadian company whose online store has around 1.3 million titles. They have the latest bestsellers, newspapers, magazines and classic ebooks, a little bit of something for everyone. Currently Kobo is one of the eBook stores of choice for many devices such as the Samsung Galaxy Tab, Sharper Image Literari, Blackberry Playbook and many more.
via Market Wire Press Release
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