Welcome back to another compelling edition of the Good e-Reader Radio Show! Today Michael runs down all of the new e-readers that will be released this Fall and what you can expect. Kobo has a new e-reader in the works and I am told this is a second generation Aura One. This model will have a dual core processor and Bluetooth, so you can listen to audiobooks. The Paperwhite 4 is the most eagerly anticipated e-reader of the year. Amazon wants to keep the price the same, so don’t expect major features. Instead it will have Bluetooth and Audible functionality and the big rumor is that it will have a color temperature system. Pocketbook, Arta Tech, and other companies are also releasing a series of new e-readers in the next few weeks.
The feature story on the show today is Kobo at Walmart and how it will all play out. This is the first time Kobo has major retail visibility. It will likely bring them thousands of new customers, who will make regular ebook purchases. Amazon will likely not feel the string, since they enjoy a veritable monopoly. Barnes and Noble on the other hand might see some diminished revenue.
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.