Kobo has discontinued the Kobo Glo HD and the company will no longer be manufacturing new models. Bookstores all over the world may still have a few of them in stock, but once they are sold, they will be gone. Replacing the Glo HD is the new Edition 2, which came out a few months ago.
The Kobo Glo HD came out in 2015 and this is the first time that Kobo has discontinued an e-reader so quickly. This models big selling point was the high resolution screen and 300 PPI. The Edition 2 on the other hand has a better build quality but lower resolution.
The main Kobo website shows this product as no longer in stock, ditto with WH Smith and Dixons.
Michael Kozlowski has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. His articles have been picked up by major and local news sources and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.