The Kobo Nia is coming out in a few days, and Amazon is doing everything in their power to convince you to buy the entry level Kindle. They have just discounted it by $20 and it is now available for $69.99 USD. The Kobo Nia is going to retail for $99 USD, so it looks like Amazon has fired the first shot.
The entry level Kindle e-reader features a 6 inch E Ink Carta display with a resolution of 800×600 and 167 PPI. This is the first Kindle with a front-light display, which allows you to control the brightness using a slider bar. It has 4 white 4 LED lights that are on the bottom of the bezel and project light upwards, so it is not shining in your eyes. The Kobo Nia features a six inch E INK Carta HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1024×758 and 212 PPI and the Nia also has 5 white LED lights.
Price is a big draw when it comes to entry level e-readers and Amazon is making a compelling case to go with the Kindle, over the Kobo. Amazon is just running this deal in the United States, the promotion is not active in Canada.
Michael Kozlowski is the Editor in Chief of Good e-Reader. He has been writing about audiobooks and e-readers for the past ten 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.