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There are reports that Kobo is set to release a new e-reader soon. According to leaked photos and FCC filings, this will be a 6" e-reader with a 1,500mAh battery. The e-reader sports a microSD slot and a micro-USB port, and currently that's all we know.
China-based Onyx is reportedly working on two new E Ink e-readers. Both will have Wi-Fi, a touch display, 4GB of RAM and a 1 GHz CPU. They will actually be Android (v2.3) tablets, limited by the E Ink display. The BOOX R65 will have an IR touchscreen while the BOOX C65 will have a capacitive touchscreen.
There are also reports that the company is set to launch the E43 Android phone that has a 4.3" E Ink panel and the same 1 GHz cpu in a few months.
There are reports that Microsoft is considering to buy Nook Media in a deal worth $1 billion. Nook is making Android tablets and E Ink e-readers. If Microsoft will take control, it's likely that they will stop making Android tablets in favor of Windows ones (this was an expected move in any case). Nook Media is also expected to wind down the E Ink e-reader business, unfortunately.
Microsoft is already a shareholder in Nook - they hold 17.6% after investing $300 million when the unit was spun-off from B&N back in May 2012.