It looks like Kobo is definitely getting everything ready for a new product launch in mid-August.
If you read between the lines all the numbers add up. The recent leak of FCC documents describing an E Ink device called the Kobo Aura One with a 7.8-inch screen, along with an unnamed 6-inch E Ink device, was the first sign.
Now Kobo has all but made things official. We still don’t know what to expect exactly but something is definitely going to happen in a couple of weeks.
Kobo CEO Michael Tamblyn took to twitter today to tease a mysterious picture and the following quote:
“Great news for booklovers coming soon from @kobo. Keep your eyes wide open mid-August!”
For now all we’ve got to go off is a picture showing the corner of a new ereader with a blue power button and some texture on the back of the device.
It’s angled is such a way that you can’t tell how big the ereader is, so the mystery of the 7.8-inch Kobo remains….
The background is an interesting choice. It looks like aquarium gravel. Does that mean the device is waterproof like the Kobo Aura H2O?
— Michael Tamblyn (@mtamblyn) July 27, 2016
(Thanks for the tip, Pedro!)