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Old 09-29-2010, 08:18 AM   #16
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Chapters has a pre-order page up. CAN$149.

There's a comparison page, too. Other than Wifi, the chart lists 16 level grey scale vs 8, and apparently there's a built in dictionary. Don't know how well that'll work without a keyboard...
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Old 09-29-2010, 08:18 AM   #17
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engadget reports that you can now pre-order it at borders, shipping starts nov.1. Looks like chapters will have it october 18th.

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Old 09-29-2010, 08:53 AM   #18
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apparently there's a built in dictionary. Don't know how well that'll work without a keyboard...
Well for looking up a word in the book you are currently reading, a touchscreen is just fine.
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Old 09-29-2010, 09:19 AM   #19
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I cannot see them making inroads at $249 dollars (if it is priced similarly to the Cooler reader).

I wish they'd shoot for a sub 100 dollar 6 inch reader. The initial Kobo hype was what finally hooked me into getting a reader, and my ideal is still a 99 dollar version of the first reader that works a little better.
The new one is $149. I don't see anything about a touchscreen, it looks like it's the original device with wi-fi and a couple of small tweaks.

http://koboereader.com/
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:24 AM   #20
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I'll wait to see/hear how much the performance has really increased. The addition of WiFi really doesn't add that much, it's the power up and lag before page turning which irritates me.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:46 AM   #21
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Don't know how well that'll work without a keyboard...
I agree.

How do you find a book to download without being able to type the title/author/genre into the search bar? And if there's no keyboard/touchscreen, how to get onto the Kobo website, or any other website? Can this do everything the kindle 3 can do? If not, paying $149 isn't worth it.
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This new one coming out has me intrigued enough to consider returning the one i just bought but like others have said how you will you be able to use the wifi if you can't type for a book search..

I have a feeling its going to be a feature where you'll have to browse through books to find the one you want with the button thingie to navigate.

What little i got out of the Pre-order site is that the wifi will just give the user access to the kobo site and little else (IMO) which could just just a preset option on the Kobo Menu option(?)

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re:wifi
maybe it's only an easier way of getting books that you buy on your desktop pc to your kobo via wi-fi?
I'm still waiting for them to support my blackberry so I can use the bluetooth option.
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maybe it's only an easier way of getting books that you buy on your desktop pc to your kobo via wi-fi?
I'm still waiting for them to support my blackberry so I can use the bluetooth option.
That makes sense, and would explain the lack of keyboard/touchscreen.

I was hoping they would fix more of the issues with the 1st Kobo before releasing a 2nd though.
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That makes sense, and would explain the lack of keyboard/touchscreen.

I was hoping they would fix more of the issues with the 1st Kobo before releasing a 2nd though.
I hear you. I sent them a curt e-mail about that this morning. I'll likely get some lame response.
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I hear you. I sent them a curt e-mail about that this morning. I'll likely get some lame response.
Something like: We have upgraded your request to Level 2 and will get back to you in about 6-8 months
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Old 09-29-2010, 12:44 PM   #29
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Hmmm, if the new Kobo is basically the same except with wifi, a dictionary and a few tweaks could it be possible that firmware version 1.5 for the original Kobo could also include a dictionary? Or would that make it too similar to the new Kobo and potentially hurt sales? Originally not having a dictionary didn't really bother me, but it would be a nice addition (but not essential).

Just a thought.
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Old 09-29-2010, 01:58 PM   #30
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So many choices, still not decided what to get, hope a preview of this new Kobo shows up so I can finally decide...
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