Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book Readers > Kobo Reader > Kobo Tablets

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 10-19-2011, 05:23 PM   #76
taming
Trying for calm & polite
taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
taming's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,013
Karma: 9455193
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
It didn't seem all that stealthy to me. The CEO spoke months ago about colour being the next step. The FCC filing got wide coverage as did the accidental leak on Future Shop. How is it different than rumours about the Fire and then there it was, available for pre-order.

This is also how the WiFi and the Touch pretty much happened. The Touch was announced in association with the big annual NY Book event. This is not associated with an event, but rather with the holiday buying season.
taming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 05:33 PM   #77
The Terminator
Retired
The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.The Terminator ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 2,552
Karma: 37638420
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver Island Canada
Device: Kobo Touch, Optimus One (2.3), Nexus 7 (4.2)
A huge amount of "currently viewing Kobo thread" went way up, right around 100 this morning and now leveling around 80-90
The Terminator is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 05:44 PM   #78
kaikara
Zealot
kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 110
Karma: 347050
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kobo Glo, Kobo Touch, Kobo Vox
Why would anyone purchase a device that doesn't suit their needs. You only have yourself to blame if that is the case. If they wanted a tablet there were lots of devices that could have been purchased then or now. The Vox and Touch are two totally different devices meant for different uses. And it has been 4 months now since the touch was released. Why is Kobo in the wrong for releasing a new device and ginving consumers more choice? How long should they have sat on the release?

What is fnny is that the people who are ticked probably don't even understand the differences in the devices. They just see new and think better. They will get the new one and get pissed off that it's battery doesn't last as long as the touch or it hurts their eyes to read on it for a long time. Besides if you really want the new one sell your touch and buy the vox.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Lordvic View Post
I'm not sure thats the reason.

I think many people (myself included) are scratching our heads as to why Kobo decided the release of this thing needed to be so "stealthy".

they did a huge announcement what, 2 months ago announcing the Touch. they advertised it pretty nicely. it was allover the front pages of their respective partner stores.

as far as everyone knew, the Touch would be the "pinnacle" device for the Kobo line-up. nothing indicated prior to the leak that kobo had any intention of releasing a device like this.

Then suddenly. Boom. today its on the website and taking pre-orders. no press announcement. No media event. nothing. so People who bought the Touch, who might have wanted more, and would have waited if they knew it was coming are sitting here with a device, that they might not have really wanted.

I can definitely understand why there's some grumbling going on. Although, buyer beware still. Kobo doesn't own anyone anything. it's still doesn't have to sit well
kaikara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 05:55 PM   #79
Blossom
Wrapped up in Christmas
Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Blossom ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Blossom's Avatar
 
Posts: 12,484
Karma: 8218906
Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Raleigh, NC
Device: 4 Kindles, 2 Kindle Fires, 2 SGPs, Nexus 7 and Fire Phone
I am in the need for an Android tablet I can use in bed to read with. I currently use my Phone which is a 3.2" screen. My choice of reader app is Mantano.

I have been looking at the Kindle Fire but not sure how locked in it will be, The Vox seems a much better choice to me.
Blossom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 06:07 PM   #80
pokee
Fanatic
pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.pokee can program the VCR without an owner's manual.
 
Posts: 564
Karma: 192611
Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: Kobo WiFi, Kobo Glo, Kobo Vox, Samsung Galaxy S4, Samsung Tab2
Quote:
Originally Posted by IsabeauG View Post
If I had known back in July, I might have chosen the vox, but I don't think I'm missing out too much by having just a KT. If you're going to get something with all of the features of vox, you might as well upgrade to an iPad2 (or another brand of tablet) and have a bigger screen to read from.
Bigger isn't necessarily better. I, personally, like smaller tablets better. I suppose it depends on what you want the tablet for. It's logical to buy something that's more well-rounded, even if it costs more - but only if you're looking for something to replace your laptop or phone features. I am not - so this could be good for me...
pokee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #81
Suzanna
Living in the past
Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Suzanna ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Suzanna's Avatar
 
Posts: 432
Karma: 6011289
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Toronto
Device: Kobo Aura HD, Kobo Arc
I just purchased a kick-ass laptop for the price of an iPad. I can't justify that sort of expense for a tablet, not when I know it would be more of an accessory and wouldn't replace my laptop/desktop.

The Vox is very tempting, though. I was thinking of getting an iTouch, but the size and lack of expandable storage was putting me off. I like the size of the Vox, the fact we'll have access to Android apps, and I like the expandable storage. And as Blossom said, it would make reading in bed easier.

I'll definitely be keeping my Kobo Touch for longer reading sessions, though. I love my KT!
Suzanna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 06:48 PM   #82
Prufrock
Junior Member
Prufrock began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 2
Karma: 18
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kobo Touch
This is a total impulse buy for me.

I love my Touch, and will likely still keep it. That screen sounds great though, so hopefully it's easier on my eyes than my iPad.

As for the battery, the specs say 7 hours with wifi on. Turn it off and I imagine you'd get an easy 10-12 hours out of it.

Sorry, the Vox blows out the Fire in my mind, especially being able to read epubs on it.
Prufrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 06:59 PM   #83
fbrII
F. BluDevil
fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fbrII ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
fbrII's Avatar
 
Posts: 390
Karma: 1152548
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: St. Louis Missouri
Device: Nook HD+, Nexsus 7, Nook Glowlight, Paperwhite II, Kobo Glo
Quote:
This is a total impulse buy for me.
Where have I heard that before?

I have asked Kobo via e-mail if you will be able to download the Kindle Android App on a Vox. If the answer is yes, I will also be acting impulsively.

I will post whatever I hear from Kobo.
fbrII is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:10 PM   #84
p_a_smith
Me, Myself, but not I
p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.p_a_smith ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 156
Karma: 204448
Join Date: Aug 2010
Device: Kobo Original, Archos 70IT and Acer 200 (Android Kobo App), KT
The Vox looks like it will access the andoid market which means you can download any app you like (the kindle app is 2.1 and will run fine on the specs listed) out of the box.
p_a_smith is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:30 PM   #85
kaikara
Zealot
kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.kaikara ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 110
Karma: 347050
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kobo Glo, Kobo Touch, Kobo Vox
From what Others are saying you won't be able to access the entire Android APP Market. This will be more like the Fire where Kobo is controlling the ecosystem. So unless you want to root it and load a custom ROM on it you are going to be limited by what Kobo will allow you to do. My guess is you are not going to be able to install the Kindle App in the stock form.

Read some of the comments here to see what they are saying about the App Store.

http://www.engadget.com/2011/10/19/k...ch-display-gi/

Last edited by kaikara; 10-19-2011 at 07:32 PM.
kaikara is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #86
JedV
Kobo Toucher
JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.JedV is cognizant of many things which escape those who dream only by night.
 
Posts: 62
Karma: 103942
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Vancouver
Device: Kobo Touch
Indigo/Chapters is now promoting the Vox in Canada.

http://www.chapters.indigo.ca/kobo-v...=EMSx321x42182
JedV is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:44 PM   #87
5thWiggle
I hacked the Nice List
5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.5thWiggle ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
5thWiggle's Avatar
 
Posts: 1,568
Karma: 37840686
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Evil Canada (We all have goatees!)
Device: Galaxy Note 8.0, Galaxy Note, iPad Mini, PocketEdge(retired)
Looks like the market is GetJar, not Google's. So free apps only. However, there are other markets around as well.

5thWiggle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:45 PM   #88
afv011
Captain Penguin
afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.afv011 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
afv011's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,854
Karma: 2076640493
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Vancouver, BC
Device: nook*, nexus 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Prufrock View Post
As for the battery, the specs say 7 hours with wifi on. Turn it off and I imagine you'd get an easy 10-12 hours out of it.
That's not going to happen. On an LCD tablet, the WiFi drain is minuscule compared to everything else, so you'll see little difference with WiFi on or off.
afv011 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:50 PM   #89
taming
Trying for calm & polite
taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.taming ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
taming's Avatar
 
Posts: 4,013
Karma: 9455193
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
Quote:
Originally Posted by kaikara View Post
From what Others are saying you won't be able to access the entire Android APP Market. This will be more like the Fire where Kobo is controlling the ecosystem.
No. You will be able to sideload apps from multiple places. It already has the file manager loaded and GetJar, one of the alternative app stores. If you can download the .apk and it works with Android 2.3, you should be good to go. No branching, no forking--pure Android 2.3. Probably no Android market because it has no cameras. No need to root (unlike the Nook Colour) because it can sideload out of the box.

Last edited by taming; 10-19-2011 at 08:24 PM.
taming is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-19-2011, 07:52 PM   #90
beautifulsoup
Addict
beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.beautifulsoup ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 240
Karma: 1138838
Join Date: Jan 2011
Device: Too many ereaders.
Quote:
Originally Posted by 3d0g View Post
...And like all previous devices, Kobo's been smart by including the SD card slot. This means you can take your music and vids where there's no WiFi. Can't do that with a Fire...
Oooh....now it's very tempting....
beautifulsoup is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Kobo Vox Android 7" Tablet advertized on Future Shop site mighty_worm Kobo Reader 33 10-01-2011 03:05 PM
Not too sure what is happening here ... GeoffC Calibre 10 05-19-2011 12:07 PM
Whats happening to Sony? ChrisR1970 Sony Reader 15 10-07-2010 04:12 PM
How to make a Vox-Europe Recipe SteffenH Recipes 10 10-06-2010 05:09 AM
FREE May 9th ONLY - Angel’s Vox 1.4 Xanthe Deals, Freebies, and Resources (No Self-Promotion) 0 05-09-2010 01:05 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:44 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.