New Kobo eReader Clears the FCC, Has Bluetooth

Amazon may have put Kindle development on hold for the duration, but Kobo has not.

A new Kobo ereader just showed up on the FCC website this morning. All of the photos have been embargoed, but I was able to confirm the brand, model number, and a few specs.

The Kobo N604 was tested for both Bluetooth and Wifi, but I have not been able to find any mention of peripherals (I was kinda hoping for a stylus).

Edit: Someone pointed out to me where the 32GB storage is mentioned, so we can add that to the spec list.

I know that the usual unreliable source is claiming there’s 32GB of storage and that this is the Forma 2, but given their reputation I am not going to put any weight in what they say. (Remember, they said on at least 5 different occasions that Amazon would launch a new Kindle Voyage.) (Honestly, you could take the inverse of their position, and you’d have a much better chance of being right.)

I will note that the presence of BT suggests this is a premium model, so it could well be  a replacement for the Forma.

I’m looking forward to seeing it!


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.


  1. Tom S8 February, 2021

    What do you suppose the Bluetooth is for? Audiobooks?

  2. Steve H.8 February, 2021

    If it is an improved Forma, same size or bigger, I will probably buy it.

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  4. Kamen11 February, 2021

    Even a stopped clock tells the correct time at least twice a day. So, whatever our usual unreliable source is saying, I do believe the Forma is the reader in Kobo’s line-up that seems to be begging for a replacement/upgrade.

    So I would expect a large screen size. But then again, Kobo might take it in a completely different direction. Let’s wait and see.

  5. DJ12 February, 2021

    Nice or Nia+

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  7. Piel27 March, 2021

    please bring back expandable microSD card storage.

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