Quite a stir was built around the latest creation from Apple. For months the world anticipated its launch. It is Apple’s attempt to blend all recent advancements in modern computing, in one amazing product named the iPad. If avid readers of the world are ready to take up the iPad, Kobo is ready too, waiting in the wings.
Kobo will be on iPad as it commences its historical journey. You have used Kobo’s iPhone App and will soon use it on iPad too. These tablet apps will be launched not only for Apple, but for Microsoft’s Windows and Google’s Android as well.
Kobo will make interactivity possible in your iPad. Not only will you read the books you purchase, you will be able to make notes, annotate and highlight passages. This combination is worth looking out for!
With e-books going mainstream, Apple will launch an e-book store of its own, underlining the fact that e-books are here to stay. Supporting ePub will allow all Apple customers to buy books from multiple vendors.
Kobo plans to build the best e-reading service with the consumer in mind. The reader should have the full freedom to choose content, browse through the content as well as shop for content, free of restricting shackles.
Kobo is proud to make commitment which it will be happy to keep:
>The only thing that Kobo intends to focus on whole heartedly is to provide the reader with the very best experience while browsing, searching, shopping and reading. A personal library will be designed to manage all your books, journals, newspapers, magazines, notes, and ideas. In fact, readers also have some pleasant surprises coming their way from Kobo as well.
>The biggest ever catalog of e-books will be built, consisting of newspapers and magazines as well. The most attractive part is the New York Times bestsellers, priced at $9.99 and over 2 million e-books to choose from.
>Kobo plans to be on any and every device that will make for a great reading experience. It already is there on iPhone, Blackberry, Palm Pre and Android. Being on Smart phones, Tablets and e-readers is the next step. You will soon be able to use our own E-Ink App to download on E-Ink screens. Kobo on your iPad means you can carry your bookcases anywhere with you. You can switch devices as easily as picking up a paperback instead of a hardcover (of the same book). While at home, you read on your iPad. You can pick up from where you left off on your iPhone or Blackberry. You won’t ever be locked in with a particular device.
>Wherever it is that you are living, read or shop, you will find us there. Present in 200 countries and counting, we already have a head start. We have retail and device partners in names like Borders, Indigo and Red Group, and will be adding a few more very soon.
>We will try to be there in every which way and open new horizons, all with you in mind.
The e-book market is growing and will continue to unfold new surprises in the form of new devices, content and innovation. Whatever Apps you can think of, we should be ready to deliver, Kobo guarantees that.
Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email