Kobo unveils VOX android tablet and eReader

Toronto based Kobo Inc today announced the Kobo Vox Colour, a $200 Android tablet with WiFi connectivity and a seven inch LCD multi-touch colour screen with 1024 x 800 pixel resolution.

Kobo says the was built for readers but also comes pre-loaded with an email, web browser, and media player application. For magazine and book reading, the device also comes with the Zinio application pre-installed.

Newspaper and magazine subscriptions now available for Kobo eReader

Kobo today announced Kobo eReader owners can now subscribe to the digital copy of dozens of U.S. and Canadian newspapers and magazines.

To stimulate trial, the company, in conjunction with publishers, is offering 14 day free trials to selected newpaper and magazines.

New Zinio digital reader uses Adobe AIR technology

Zinio, a California based digital book and magazine distributor, this week announced the latest beta version of its cross platform digital reader software.

In addition to providing subscribers with the ability to read digital editions of their favourite periodicals, the Zinio Reader 4 beta uses Adobe Air technology in order to provide additional interactive and multimedia features.