The poor Kobo can't seem to catch a break. No matter what new features come to the Borders-supported device, it seems to be a bit behind. The latest release: Kobo will now offer newspaper and magazine subscriptions. This feature, while helpful, is already offered by the Kobo's main competitors. Though the announcement does contain one major win — the subscriptions will be available to users running the Kobo app on mobile devices, something Amazon has just announced and not yet rolled out for Kindle app users.
Find out more, including details on trial periods after the jump.
Available subscriptions include The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and more; potential subscribers can sign up for a 14-day trial before committing to a paid subscription. While this is certainly a welcome addition for current Kobo users, major announcements from both Amazon and, most notably, from Barnes & Noble regarding their Android-powered color Nook seem to shine a bit louder and brighter.