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2010-04-13

Update on the Kobo eReader

UPDATE FROM YESTERDAY: http://www.the-ebook-reader.com/kobo-ereader.html suggested yesterday's posted eReader from Kobo is based on the http://www.netronixinc.com/EB600.html - if so, it runs Linux, which is all the better.

If true, it not only reads

  • EPUB (the open standard e-book format, really just ZIPped HTML) and
  • PDF (Adobe's proprietary, but popular, standard, easily created from Ubuntu Linux and OS X out of the box, or from Windows with doPDF.com freeware), 

but might also handle these popular e-book formats:

  • DOC  (handling Word DOC format plus PDF makes it a business tool, too)
  • FB
  • HTML
  • MOBI
  • PRC
  • RTF, and 
  • TXT

I will write to Kobo and ask.

That aforementioned e-book website also suggested Borders would retail the eReader in the U.S.; again, all the better.