Press Release

TORONTO, Canada – Kobo, the only pure-play global eReading service, today announced its participation at the BlackBerry® booth at Mobile World Congress. Kobo will demonstrate its eReading experience that will come pre-loaded on the highly anticipated BlackBerry PlayBook tablet as well as the Kobo eReading app for BlackBerry smartphones. Kobo spokespeople will be available throughout the show at Stand #7B42 in App Planet Hall 7.

In addition, Kobo Executive Vice President of Business Development, Todd Humphrey, will speak at the booth at 1:00pm each day February 14-16, 2011.

“Mobile World Congress is the meeting place for leaders in the mobile technology market to gather, collaborate, network and discuss,” said Humphrey. “I’m excited to represent Kobo this year alongside our partner, RIM, and share our Kobo shopping and eReading experience for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet, a device that is set to shake up the tablet space.”

Kobo Speaking Sessions:

  • When: Monday, February 14, 2011 through Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    1:00pm each day
  • Where:  RIM, Stand #7B42, App Planet Hall 7

Designed by book lovers, for book lovers, Kobo’s eReading app for the BlackBerry PlayBook tablet gives consumers all over the world a beautiful book-like reading experience, with an integrated bookstore offering over 2.2 million books.  Customers can choose from today’s hottest new releases and New York Times Bestsellers, plus over one million free titles, ranging from 18th century romance novels to thrillers, to the most famous literary masterpieces.

About Kobo, Inc.
Kobo is a global eReading service backed by majority shareholder Indigo Books & Music, Borders Group, REDgroup Retail, and Cheung Kong Holdings. Kobo believes consumers should be able to read any book on any device. With a catalog of over two million eBooks, magazines, newspapers and an open platform, Kobo enables retailers, device manufacturers and mobile operators to bring the joy of eReading to customers everywhere. For more information, visit

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