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Old 12-05-2012, 12:09 AM   #16
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My guess is that a whole lot of work wasn't put into image depiction/manipulation originally because of the limited grayscale range of e-ink and the requirement for dithering to depict many images in a decent manner -not as easy on a lower res 600x800 display. This tech was designed to reproduce text, images not so much... All that said, I'd like to see zooming support, etc. too. Especially now that resolutions are getting higher. Can't wait for larger units with better color displays in a few years for things that really do require color diagrams, drawings, photos, etc. at a less than crazy pricepoint.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:07 AM   #17
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There are a ton of large-screen tablets that are made for pdfs and all that stuff...I use my pad, which works great for pdf for books and documents. Rejecting a 6" ebook reader because it can't serve specialized techie needs is like rejecting a cell phone because it can't take photos like a professional camera. I'm sure you could get a good deal on a used Kindle DX, I can't imagine why Amazon stopped selling them, with the overwhelming demand for pdf/tech document/graphics reading on eink screens.

For the majority of us who just want to just read books, especially epubs, without extra light, it's perfect. Plus we get to help support an alternative to the Amazon/BN dominance of the ereader market, and give a little support to indie bookstores who sell Kobo.
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Old 12-05-2012, 01:36 AM   #18
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Plus we get to help support an alternative to the Amazon/BN dominance of the ereader market, and give a little support to indie bookstores who sell Kobo.
Now that is a good reason to stick to Kobo!
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:11 AM   #19
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Most of the "problems" you write about are common to all e-readers in market(or at least 6" ereaders).
I really can't justify your reasoning about calling Kobo Glo a piece of crap because you didn't bother reading about what can a 6" reader do and what can't.
Clearly you need a tablet,not a reader.
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Old 12-05-2012, 04:23 AM   #20
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Do any notes and annotations get saved? Or is the Glo haphazard in saving them?
Somehow, some notes and annotations (max 20) get saved and at a certain point the notes or annotations don´t get saved anymore, even if the device states "Note saved successfully", they don´t appear in the annotation list.


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Old 12-05-2012, 04:46 AM   #21
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Thanks Elfuente.

As a result of reading your experiences I've looked into the Arc, and have asked the Kobo rep, Kobo-Robin, some questions (in the Kobo Tablets thread).
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