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When everyone assumed that Kobo is dead just like Sony’s range of ereaders, the company has a surprise launch. The Kobo Glo HD, a high resolution ebook reader which will directly rival Amazon’s Kindle Voyage.

Amazon is the solo player in the industry with a strong line-up digital books and their own Kindle range of ereaders. Most other competitors lost the race to them but here’s a promising device that might finally kindle the market again! (pun intended!)

The Kobo Glo HD is a 6-inch e-reader which uses Carta E Ink and has a solid HD scree with a resolution of 1448 x 1072 pixels. That is easily the best that one could get on such a tiny device designed for plain texts. Its price tag is even more enticing at just $129.99.

Combined with the pricing and the hardware specifications, the new Kobo reader is a solid rival for Kindle Voyage. It might even dethrone the ruling king of many years especially because of the price tag as even budget buyers wouldn’t hesitate to buy one.

It has 300ppi screen and weighs at 180g. The device is 9.2mm thick and offers a massive 4 GB of storage space which could easily store thousands of books at once. The ebook reader supports major formats by default including ePUB, JPEG, PDF, HTML and CBZ for comic fans.

At the moment, Kobo has 4.7 million books in their library and if this device becomes a hit, you can obviously expect their collection to grow significantly. Other features of the handy reader includes highlighting for text, track your reading stats and take notes on the go.

The Kobo Glo HD is getting launched in major regions worldwide on June 1. For users living in US, New Zealand, Canada and Australia, it’s good news because it launches a month earlier on May 1. You can find more information about its features and hardware specifications in the official website.

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