Borders Plans E-Reader
The latest entry in the crowded e-reader derby is coming from Borders, which will follow rival Barnes and Noble and its Nook.
The company announced Tuesday that it is teaming up with Kobo, Inc. to create a Borders-branded e-reading service which is "device-neutral," delivering e-books to multiple mobile devices. In addition, the New York Times' Bits blog reported Tuesday that the venture will also include e-reader hardware devices that will be sold in Borders stores.
Kobo was spun off from the Canadian Indigo Books & Music chain's Shortcovers initiative.