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Kobo vs Kindle: Which is better?

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With over 25 million e-readers sold this year (a figure expected to reach 67 million by 2016), odds are that many of us will be giving one this Christmas. But with a mountain of models, deciding which gadget to go for can be tricky. So we’ve done the leg – or rather thumb – work for you and pitched the new Kobo against Amazon's bestselling Kindle.

WHSmith’s Kobo eReader Touch

Size: 6” display

Weight: 185g

Cost: £109.99, whsmiths.co.uk

Holds: 30,000 eBooks with an optional extra memory card

Battery life: One month

USPs: Quilted back cover; available in 4 colours; access to more than 1 million free eBooks

Verdict: Short on added extras, but a solid budget model

Amazon’s Kindle Keyboard 3G

Size: 6” display

Weight: 247g

Cost: £149, amazon.co.uk

Holds: 3,500 books

Battery life: Two months

USPs: Download first chapters free; change fonts and style to suit you; access to over 750,000 books; keypad; free 3G + WiFi

Verdict: Brilliant for reading but not for everyday web use

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