Kobo is actively developing a new 7.8 inch e-Reader called the Kobo Aura One. This new device will be ideal for reading e-books, manga and digital newspapers.
The Kobo Aura One will have a competitive advantage in most countries where it will be sold in local bookstores. It will provide a larger screen than the Amazon Kindle Oasis or the Barnes and Noble Nook Glowlight Plus.
There aren’t any details about screen resolution, storage space, or other features in the FCC documents. But we do know that the device supports 2.4 GHz 802.11b/g/n WiFi, has a micro USB port for charging. Additionally, this device is manufactured by Netronix.
Kobo is also developing a new six inch e-reader and has filed the necessary FCC paperwork, but little is known about this model either.
It looks like Kobo is going to refresh their entire e-reader portfolio within the next six months. They will have a new flagship 7.8 inch e-reader and a cost effective 6 inch model.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.