Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales

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When Kobo launched its “luxury” e-reader, the $169.99 Aura HD, last month, I was skeptical that anybody would shell out for it when cheaper models are available. Early sales results, however, suggest that I was wrong: Kobo announced Tuesday, a day before BookExpo America begins in New York, that the...
Kobo says the $170 Aura HD e-reader now accounts for "up to 27%" of its device sales
                                       

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