Kobo launched a couple new ereaders late Wednesday night and there's been a marked lack of hands-on press coverage. Luckily for us Indigo, Kobo's retail partner in Canada, posted an unboxing video on Thursday.
It shows the new 6" and 5" ereaders and covers some of the basic operations. This is the first video which I have found on Youtube and while it doesn't go into all that much depth it does show the actual devices. Now we finally know what they'll look like in someone's hands.
The Kobo Glo features the new flexible HD E-ink screen from LG Display, while the Kobo Mini has a 5" screen (600x800 resolution). Both models have Wifi, 1GB of storage, a micro SD card slot, and a touchscreen.
These ereaders are due to hit store shelves some time later this year. For more info, check out the Kobo website or your local Kobo retail partner.
Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:
"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."