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Old 09-07-2012, 08:32 PM   #91
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KT can sort books by last read. In this mode all books you are reading then have read are first listed then any new books are listed. Finally all other books in KT library are listed.This makes it easy to find books that were pushed off carousel by newly added books.
I think the point is that books currently being read should NOT be pushed off the Home page.
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Old 09-07-2012, 10:57 PM   #92
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I think the point is that books currently being read should NOT be pushed off the Home page.
Yes that was exactly my point. Just tested this, added 5 new books. The three that I was currently reading disappeared off the home screen. Very annoying.
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Old 09-07-2012, 11:50 PM   #93
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Are the new Kobos still fragile in regards to the screen, in other words do they still have a breakable glass substrate? I ask this because of the mention of:
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Kobo Glo’s 6” high-res XGA E Ink Pearl touchscreen is ultra-thin and durable so nothing gets between you and your eBook, not even the brightest sunlight (or a little scratch). It’s just like reading print on paper, only better.
I've also noted that the Kobo press release pointedly describes the Glo screen as "durable". I have to wonder if these statements are a response to the Nook GlowLight and the infamous "holes" of light that can appear from even a slight tap, or in some cases spontaneously.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:03 AM   #94
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Working with local stores? It looks like that. You have to buy your Kindle at Amazon, you buy your Kobo at different shops according to the country.
Staples (office supply store) in Canada sells Kindles. It's where I bought mine.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:33 AM   #95
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Staples (office supply store) in Canada sells Kindles. It's where I bought mine.
So does "The Source by Circuit City" (what Radio Shacks devolved into up here ) and Wal-Mart.
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:37 AM   #96
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I am planing to buy a new ereader after the latest disappointing Sony release. My first option is Kobo Glo, but I could gather from the forums that the Kobo readers are not capable of pinch to zoom and reflow in pdf documents. Is it the case with Kobo Glo too?
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:40 AM   #97
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So does "The Source by Circuit City" (what Radio Shacks devolved into up here ) and Wal-Mart.
Ahh cool. I only noticed the Staples because I browse there occasionally when I have to buy stuff from there. (My husband works across the street from a Staples, so I sometimes look around when we meet for lunch).
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Actually, its no longer "The Source by Circuit City"; now it's "The Source (Bell)".
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Staples (office supply store) in Canada sells Kindles. It's where I bought mine.
That's nice, but will they carry the Kindle Paperwhite or do we have to wait until it's available in Canada through Amazon.ca for retailers like Staples to carry it?
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Old 09-08-2012, 12:22 PM   #100
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That's nice, but will they carry the Kindle Paperwhite or do we have to wait until it's available in Canada through Amazon.ca for retailers like Staples to carry it?
I have no idea. When the time comes I'd just buy it from wherever it's available.
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I am planing to buy a new ereader after the latest disappointing Sony release. My first option is Kobo Glo, but I could gather from the forums that the Kobo readers are not capable of pinch to zoom and reflow in pdf documents. Is it the case with Kobo Glo too?
No. The Glo (and Mini) isn't capable of tabletish things like pinch to zoom. And PDF reading is indeed a horrible experience on 6" eInk devices.
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It's most likely not Amazon calling the shots. You'd have to take it up with the various authors and publishers. Different countries have different laws, and sometimes regional publishers will decide their own release schedule based on the local market. It's like how a game can be released for the Nintendo 3DS in Japan but it won't be released in the US until a moth later. That's because Nintendo of America decides the release date for US products. Delays can also be caused by localization.
Although book release dates are a personal bug-bear of mine, I was actually on about the hardware releases on this occaision.

Kindle fire is due for EU release in October, this year! The PaperWhite doesn't yet have an EU release date!

Thanks Amazon, but no thanks.
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The idea of the Mini, with shirtpocket size, really appeals to me. Elsewhere, I read that it is a 5" 600x800 display, so the e-ink pixel density must be higher than the 6" 600x800 e-ink readers previously available.

And, BTW, it uses the e-ink Pearl display -http://www.eink.com/customer_showcase_kobo_mini.html

The Kobo web site states "Vizplex V110 display"

From another site: "Vizplex is the name of the e-ink screen, Pearl is simply the designation of the latest version of Vizplex..."

I confirmed this by looking at the Power-On screen on my Sony 950, which has the Pearl display - it says Vizplex while booting up.

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I think the point is that books currently being read should NOT be pushed off the Home page.
Trouble is I have lots of books that I've started to read and, for whatever reason, have stopped reading them. Maybe I'll get back to them and maybe I won't. Or maybe I just wanted to look something up in the book and didn't close the book or advance to the last page.

Not that I'm necessarily disagreeing with you. I guess I'm saying the UI is a bit awkward and it might be nice to have a few more sort orders such as books in last read by date descending and books added to library by date descending.

Note that I'm a computer programmer/software developer and I like giving users more options. Sometimes maybe too many options.
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Note that I'm a computer programmer/software developer and I like giving users more options. Sometimes maybe too many options.
Personally, I have yet to lay hands on a consumer device that has too many options (perhaps even enough options).

More options = Always welcome.
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