Obviously enough, it is a competitor to Nook's GlowLight
During IFA 2012, B&N's booth had little on display besides the Kobo Touch, at least when we visited it.Now, though, the company has launched three new e-readers, one of which is called Glo ComfortLight and, as is easy enough to guess from the name, boasts Kobo's own proprietary glowing technology.
The press release doesn't offer details, but we assume it's the same concept as on the B&N Nook Glowlight: a light embedded above the screen illuminates the e-paper (1024 x 768 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio) when it's dark.
That said, the 6-inch e-reader relies on a 1 GHz Freescale processor, 2 GB of built-in storage (32 GB more possible via microSD), Wi-Fi and a battery which, assuming the light and the wireless connectivity aren't used, can last for a month.
The price will be of $130 / 103 Euro when shipments begin, on October 1.