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Kobo reader released in NZ!
#1  gregcd 05-23-2010, 09:04 PM
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From Thursday (27 May), two million e-books will be available from the Whitcoulls website.

Whitcoulls will also sell the Kobo e-reader, a device designed for reading electronic books.
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It is selling the Kobo e-reader for NZ$249, and e-books cost between A$10 and A$15 (NZ$12.50 and NZ$18.70).
http://www.stuff.co.nz/technology/digital-living/3729086/Are-e-books-green-No-open-and-shut-case

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#2  Shayne Parkinson 05-24-2010, 07:20 PM
Thanks, Greg! I'm currently in full-on dither mode about whether or not to buy a Kobo eReader, but I'm unequivocally delighted to see e-books making their way into NZ bookstores. Especially since a couple of mine are in the catalogue

The pricing they're quoting for e-books is much too high, though. Borders Oz has some free and low-cost books. I hope it's just an inaccuracy in the article.
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#3  sherman 05-27-2010, 01:36 AM
The Kobo is now available at Whitcoulls stores.

However, the price we NZers end up paying for the device is $295 NZD
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#4  Shayne Parkinson 05-27-2010, 04:23 AM
Urk, $295 is out of my comfort zone for a basic e-reader. Ah well, at least by pricing it so high they've helped me decide.
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#5  mcramer 05-27-2010, 05:32 AM
Nice! I paid 299 USD for my Sony 2 years ago and have loved it since then so $295 seems like a bargain
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