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Old 05-23-2011, 10:40 AM   #1
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Kobo today kicked off Book Expo America with the launch of a new six-inch, one-button touchscreen e-reader -- named, appropriately enough, the Kobo eReader Touch Edition. Priced at $130 -- $10 cheaper than Amazon's Kindle -- the pocket-sized device strives for a reading experience more akin to that of old timey paper books, courtesy of a Zeforce infrared touchscreen, new Pearl eInk technology, and a freescale i.MX507 processor for faster page turning. Click on through for more details and our impressions of this little reader.
http://www.engadget.com/2011/05/23/d...n-we-go-hands/



whoa! didnt see that one coming
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:00 AM   #2
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:18 AM   #3
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interesting and yeah didn't see that one coming. seems a little small though. I hope they kept the quilted back. That's really nice on the Kobo.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:24 AM   #4
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I think this makes the new Kobo Touch the cheapest of all of the touch readers.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:24 AM   #5
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So Amazon will drop their prices even sooner than expected.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:28 AM   #6
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That does look really nice. Faster cpu, pearl, nice pdf support..good to see new challengers. It appears touchscreen only, which is a no-go for those who are mortified by the idea of fingerprints. I run for the microcloth whenever I accidentally touch the screen. Seems like it would have been easy, and wise, to include some subtle external page turn buttons in order to please both crowds.

Looking forward to seeing B&N's new e-ink model, if that's what it turns out to be.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:29 AM   #7
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yes..gifting the wifi to my parents and hello touch
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:33 AM   #8
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Cool ...this kind of competition is great for all of us.

Now to see what B&N has up their sleeves for tomorrow.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:34 AM   #9
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Excellent. If it has good reading software, I'll consider it.

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... And, since that touch screen is built using IR tech that's built into the bezel, the contrast of the screen doesn't suffer -- a common complaint on the Sony Reader Touch Edition.
They seem to be misinformed (or out of date).
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:37 AM   #10
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Cool ...this kind of competition is great for all of us.

Now to see what B&N has up their sleeves for tomorrow.
That's tomorrow? Cool. The Nook classic was a worthy opponent for the K2, especially at its lower price. Interested to see what they release.
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:40 AM   #11
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Single tap for page forward! Brilliant!

If it has adjustable settings (margins, line spacing, ...) I'm in (depending on the B&N announcement).
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Old 05-23-2011, 11:49 AM   #13
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Pearl screen, faster page turns... this is very good news . I hope it will have more text sizes for finer tune at medium size.
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