The Latest Good E-Reader news has Whitcoulls launching its own eReader device in Auckland, New Zealand today. “This will change the way New Zealanders read forever,” the group managing director of REDgroup Retail, owner of Whitcoulls, said at the launch.
The new device – called the Kobo E-Reader – sells for $295 which is a little bit more then we were hoping that it would be, as the Kobo sells for $149.00 in the US and Canada, and $199.00 in Australia. New Zealand is the fourth country in the world in which the device has been launched after Canada, the US and Australia.
The Kobo eReader comes with around one-hundred free classic ebooks, including; Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Homer’s Odyssey, the works of Edgar Allan Poe, Around the World in 80 Days by Jules Verne, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Nietzsche’s Beyond Good and Evil.
To buy new E-Books for the Kobo, customers have to go into the Whitcoulls website to make purchased. The upside is the books you download are not limited to the Kobo e-reader, but you can also read the books on Blackberries, iPhones, iPad’s and more. You will have access to 2 million titles including a range of New Zealand books.
Also, you are not limited to using the Whitcoulls or Kobo Bookstore; the Kobo E-Reader reads ePub formats, which are accessible on many sites on the internet. There is a little bit of extra work involved, but you can find some good deals online!
When you purchase a Kobo E-Reader make sure to check out the Good E-Reader Forum for the latest trouble shooting tips, Adobe Digital Editions Tutorials and how to convert E-Books. For the money, the Kobo E-Reader is a solid device, at a very respectable entry level price.
Check out our Full Review on the Kobo E-Reader to check out the full details on this great new device. You can purchase the device from whitcoulls.co.nz
Markus lives in San Francisco, California and is the video game and audio expert on Good e-Reader! He has a huge interest in new e-readers and tablets, and gaming.