Pocket Read Later Service Now Built In To Kobo E-Readers

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You may be familiar with Pocket. It’s the shiny, fast, easy-to-use counterpart to Instapaper’s current lameware offering. And you may be familiar with Kobo, maker of e-readers and tablets.

Now, Pocket and Kobo work together, putting all your read-later articles onto your e-ink reader or tablet without a middleman.

I keep my Instapaper account around solely so I can send Pocket articles to it automatically and have Instapaper deliver a summary to my e-ink Kindle (I use it a lot in summer and when traveling). But Instapaper is pretty bad on the Kindle (mostly because all periodicals are terrible on the Kindle), and I end up with having two places to delete articles.

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By building Pocket into the reader, the problem is solved. You get beautiful, outdoor-friendly e-ink news which is always up to date, and which you can favorite, archive, or delete right from the device.

It’s almost enough to get me to switch from my Kindle, although the convenience of buying from the Kindle Store, plus synced progress between the reader and the iPad app will likely keep me in Amazon’s kingdom for a while longer.

Pocket will be available on Kobo from September 13th, on the 6-inch Aura tablet and all previous Kobo e-reader models.

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