Both firms say the new partnership will be responsible for “planning, designing, developing, manufacturing, selling, distributing and licensing” products using the displays, as well as overseeing related applications and integration platform for system partners.
The new device was designed with the help of nine of Kobo’s top customers who each gave the firm a list of feature requests they’d like to see incorporated into the final product.
Under an “exclusive” deal announced today, all Vodafone Pay monthly and Pay as you go customers will be able to add a £7.99 per month Readly subscription to their existing Vodafone mobile bill.
The retailer has emailed customers of its eBooks store to inform them that the service will close on June 13th. Customers will have until then to download and save any purchased books.