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Old 05-18-2010, 01:13 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by Gadgetguy View Post
Well, I have to say I am somewhat surprised by some of the replies.

I have purchased and used many gadgets in the past, and a significant part of them I never used stock: as soon as I got them I hacked them, replaced their firmware or modified them in some other way - as they better suited me that way.

The Kobo in its current version looks like it has decent hardware - but the software on it is useless for me. I have several thousand ebooks - and without having some way to group them I cannot use them on the Kobo. So I will really not use it before I can somehow fix this major weakness.

One way to fix it is to use another firmware written for the same hardware - that is what I will try first.

Asking if someone else is considering this - what is wrong about that?

I asked an honest question - sorry if some people got offended...
If you want a device that allows folders and is a really nice reader (although it is more than twice as expensive) you should look at the Onyx Boox 60.

The Kobo is a very nice *basic* reader. Folders or tags would be a nice addition but for $149 I don't expect that out of the box.

Writing hacks is beyond my technical capabilities but I wouldn't hesitate to try out any hacks for the Kobo.
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