Kobo launches new e-reader and service to help grandma set it up

For stalwarts of the printed word that just can’t give up “the feel” of paper books, Rakuten Kobo Inc. is introducing a new e-reader device that it says will finally convert them to

Published on: April 7th, 2015 Brian Jackson

10 tech gadget stocking stuffers under $200

Published on: December 3rd, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kobo launching new e-reader, Android tablets

Kobo Inc., the Toronto-based e-reader and e-books firm owned by Tokyo-based Rakuten, announced three new Android tablets and a new e-ink reader last week. The new e-ink reader, Kobo Aura, will launch Sept.

Published on: September 6th, 2013 Brian Jackson

All Hands on Tech: Kobo Arc

There are so many different mobile devices on the market, it’s hard to know what one is best for you. If you’re been considering an e-reader, but want the extra functionality of a

Published on: April 1st, 2013 Brian Jackson

Asus Memo Pad offers Android tablet under $150

Asus Computer International has launched the latest entry into what’s becoming a busy market for Android tablets with seven-inch screen size and an affordable price tag.The Memo Pad will retail for USD $149

Published on: January 14th, 2013 Brian Jackson

Kobo launches Arc tablet to battle Amazon’s Kindle Fire HD

Toronto-based Kobo Inc. proclaimed it is going toe-to-toe against some mobile device juggernauts today with today’s reveal of a new tablet and e-reader devices – just hours before Amazon did the same.Kobo, which

Published on: September 6th, 2012 Brian Jackson

Canadians spending less time on mobile devices

Canadians' love affair with their mobile gadgets may be cooling as the novelty stage wears off, a new study shows. We still love our smartphones, tablets and e-readers, but now thatthey've become part

Published on: August 20th, 2012 Christine Wong

Microsoft invests $300 million in new Barnes & Noble subsidiary

Microsoft will invest US$300 million in a new Barnes & Noble subsidiary, which will include the digital Nook and College businesses of Barnes & Noble, the companies said in a joint statement on

Published on: April 30th, 2012

E-reader app translates books and reads them to you

A new e-reader translation app from a Toronto-based firm could eliminate the language barrier when it comes to reading books in a digital format.Intertainment Media Inc. filed for a U.S. patent for its

Published on: March 21st, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

E-readers are iPad’s biggest threat: Forrester

Forrester Research revised its global tablet sales forecast upward today and said the biggest competition for Apple Inc.'s iPad may be ... e-readers.Forrester now expects that 34.3 per cent of all adults will

Published on: March 6th, 2012 ITBusiness Staff

Video Rewind: Kobo’s first e-reader

Toronto-based Kobo Inc. is the latest e-reader maker to release an Android-powered device to the market in the Kobo Vox.With the $200 device that runs on Android 2.3 Gingerbread, Kobo hopes to compete

Published on: November 24th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

ViewSonic hits $200 tablet sweet spot with ViewPad 7e

ViewSonic has unveiled the ViewPad 7e, a 7-inch Android tablet that retails for $200. The company is touting the tablet as a content consumption device that’s great for surfing, reading and mobile entertainment.ViewSonic

Published on: October 26th, 2011 John P. Mello Jr.

Video Rewind: Kindle 2 launch revisited

Amazon was turning heads yesterday with the launch of its Kindle Fire tablet, an Android-based device that goes above and beyond the typical features found in its other Kindle e-readers. Since Amazon unleashed

Published on: September 29th, 2011 ITBusiness Staff

Amazon Android-based tablet rumoured for fall release

All indicators point to Amazon readying a tablet for this year. And according to a report by the Wall Street Journal today, the online retail giant will introduce its first color offering "before

Published on: July 14th, 2011 Melissa J. Perenson