Aug 28 2013
Wednesday News: Kobo introduces new slate of ereaders; B&N retail chief sells shares; A selection of YA covers
Before Miley, the internet was bemoaning Ben Affleck being chosen as the actor to play Batman in the next Superman movie. Someone even mocked up this picture:
But, then, some talented person on the internet made this fake trailer to show how Ben Affleck could be Batman. I think Bryan Cranston as Lex Luthor is inspired. I hope it’s not too dark for me to take the tot to.
The relaunched Kobo HD is thinner, lighter and has a smaller bezel but a higher price tag. For the front lit beauty, you’ll pay $150, a $50 premium over Nook Glo and Kindle Paperwhite. The Kobo HD devices run $400 for the larger 10″ tablet and the 7″ for $150 and up. I’m not sure why they are pricing the Kobo 7″ tablet at the same price as the Kobo eInk (called Aura) and maybe the prices will be updated today.
The Kobo ARC 10HD has a micro HDMI port and Miracast support for streaming content to the TV. The screen is 2560 x 1600 pixels. The current Kindle Fire has 1920 x 1200 pixels at $299.