Kobo gives up its business with tablets to focus on eReaders
October 10, 2014 at 17:37
The current situation of the tablet market, which is not at its best, continues to claim victims. In this case it is Kobo, one of Amazon's greatest competencies in the sector of eReaders who have decided to focus on electronic reading devices and abandon their tablet business. This is a decision that was seen coming due to the lack of news in its catalog for a long time.
Kobo is a company founded a few years ago Canada, since 2011 it is owned by RakutenYes, this Japanese e-commerce store that has been bombarding the television of our country for several weeks with advertisements starring the famous chef Alberto Chicote. His main business is that of eReaders, where he has managed to stand up to the giant Amazon and others like B&N and its Nooks.
Like the latter, it ventured a long time ago in the tablet segment, although none has achieved what it was looking for. Kobo has released several models such as the Arc 7, Arc 7 HD and Arc 10 HD, some have been sold in Spain, in fact, the second is still available on their website, but their path ends here. B&N, at least, has managed to give it some continuity thanks to an alliance with Samsung, the Galaxy Tab 4 Nook recently announced.