The Kobo Spain Twitter account posted an image of a new Kobo e-reader that will be released on October 16th. The Kobo Forma or Kobo Shape features two physical page turn buttons. The bottom image looks like the square, but the portrait mode image right behind it looks like a typical e-reader.
Kobo filed an FCC application for this new device a few months ago, but it does not give any information on the size of the screen or what type of hardware it is employing. The only thing we do know is that it has a 1200 mAh battery and the numerical designation is N782.
The Spanish text does not really give anything away, it just mentions that it a new comfortable e-reader. So it will likely employ the same Kobo Candlelight system that has both white and red LED lights to read at night. It also looks like it has a power button and Mini USB port.
The launch date is only a few weeks away so I should have more information very soon on this new Kobo e-reader.
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.