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Old 04-03-2013, 03:33 AM   #31
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One important point to consider is the stability of the firmware. The PW is pretty much rock-solid; the Kobo (according to people in the "Kobo" forum here at MR) appears to have firmware which is a "work in progress", with new firmware versions introducing new bugs.
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Old 04-03-2013, 03:57 AM   #32
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Wired Magazine gave the Paperwhite a 9/10: http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/09...le-paperwhite/
They also made a review for the Kobo Glo, but it's not as favorable (7/10): http://www.wired.com/reviews/2012/11/kobo-glo/

Based solely on this information, I would go with the Paperwhite. (I know, two reviews is not a good singular basis of comparison.)
Interesting. The Kobo Glo screen is better than the PW screen, except that it doesn't dim as much. That's a big deal.

On another note, a new Sony is almost certainly coming out by autumn. I personally will be waiting for that. I'm expecting Sony to learn form the mistakes from the other producers and producing a superior illuminated e-reader.
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Old 04-03-2013, 01:14 PM   #33
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It's important to look closely at the details of the reviews, too. The only device-related downside that Wired noted with the Kobo was that the light doesn't dim quite far enough for reading in blackness. The rest of the deductions were for retail experience, something that only matters to some users and not to others (for me, for example, it's completely irrelevant).
You read my mind. I was just about to post the same thing. The reviews only got me to lean more toward the Kobo, even though I had originally been leaning towards the Kindle. The retail experience isn't nearly as important to me as the screen.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:09 PM   #34
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It's worth noting that if you check out ebooks at the library, the Kindle offers a much more user-friendly experience. Amazon has more leverage with Overdrive Inc. than Barnes and Noble.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:14 PM   #35
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It's worth noting that if you check out ebooks at the library, the Kindle offers a much more user-friendly experience.
This depends on the country you're in. Here, you cannot use library ebooks on a Kindle at all. I believe the OP is in a similar position, being in Newcastle.

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Old 04-07-2013, 11:33 AM   #36
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I'm posting this in response to Tomsem's post:

"Keep in mind that every Kindle has an associated @kindle.com email address. Using this (or the various Send To Kindle apps and a browser extension that can send web pages), you can send 'personal documents' to the Kindle (doc, txt, rtf, and pdf with or without conversion to mobi), and there is 5GB of free storage for these. These will then sync and backup annotations just as with stuff you purchase from Amazon."

I've been a Nook reader for four years but just bought a Paperwhite and love it. If it had a microSD slot it would become my only ereading device. So I've been wondering about side loading via USB cable using Calibre verses emailing to the Paperwhite. I'm a writer and so I do a lot of highlighting/annotation. I know that if I email the book to the device I will have access to all my highlighting/annotation via the link at Amazon.com, but my question to you is, if I sideload via USB/Calibre, will it save the highlight/annotations online as well? It seems that Amazon treats them almost as an "overlay" such that even when the book is removed from the device, the highlights/annotations are still there online.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:00 PM   #37
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I know that if I email the book to the device I will have access to all my highlighting/annotation via the link at Amazon.com, but my question to you is, if I sideload via USB/Calibre, will it save the highlight/annotations online as well?
If I send a book/"personal content" to my @kindle.com or @free.kindle.com address, I get sync between devices, but I don't see my highlights and annotations on kindle.amazon.com (unless something changed recently).
And I don't see my personal content in the OS X Kindle.app.

Sideloading via "Send to Kindle.app", USB or similar doesn't provide any cloud sync (at least I haven't gotten any sideloaded content to sync between devices without using the email method).

Online annotations and highlights is only available for Amazon purchased content.
(I think you can fetch annotations manually from Kindle devices over USB using a Perl script or something.)

I think this is frustrating, and I would be willing to pay for cloud sync for all my ebooks across all my devices and my laptop/the web. Sadly, so far I haven't found anyone working better than Amazon ...

(There was some fuzz about personal content annotations/highlights/bookmarks not syncing with Kindle Fire, but I don't know if that still applies.)
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Old 04-07-2013, 11:25 PM   #38
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I know that if I email the book to the device I will have access to all my highlighting/annotation via the link at Amazon.com, but my question to you is, if I sideload via USB/Calibre, will it save the highlight/annotations online as well? It seems that Amazon treats them almost as an "overlay" such that even when the book is removed from the device, the highlights/annotations are still there online.
Anything on your Kindle will remain on your Kindle -- unless it is stored online as well.

But if you delete a Personal Document (that isn't stored on Amazon.com) from your Kindle, your notes and stuff are saved ON YOUR KINDLE. (This only applies if you delete it from your Kindle. calibre will clean up after itself with any book IT deletes.)
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Interesting. The Kobo Glo screen is better than the PW screen, except that it doesn't dim as much. That's a big deal.

On another note, a new Sony is almost certainly coming out by autumn. I personally will be waiting for that. I'm expecting Sony to learn form the mistakes from the other producers and producing a superior illuminated e-reader.

Both screens are fantastic and equal, in my opinion.

When you state that the Kobo Glo screen is "better than the PW screen," then this is simply your opinion.

When you state that the Kobo Glo does not dim as much, this is a verified finding here at MobileRead and in other reviews across the net. However, I find that my Kobo Glo dims enough to be fine for night reading in bed. My Paperwhite is also fine for reading at night. Both units are excellent. I do, however, prefer the firmware stability of the Paperwhite.

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I feel compelled (being the OP) to report back that I purchased a Glo a couple of days ago and am very pleased with it. I'm not (so far, and touch wood) having any of the issues reported in other parts of the forum.
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Old 04-28-2013, 04:59 AM   #41
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I feel compelled (being the OP) to report back that I purchased a Glo a couple of days ago and am very pleased with it. I'm not (so far, and touch wood) having any of the issues reported in other parts of the forum.
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:35 AM   #42
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When you state that the Kobo Glo screen is "better than the PW screen," then this is simply your opinion.
Nope, it's a supposition gleaned from the two reviews I cited in my post. At that point I had not handled a PW so I couldn't say. Sorry, I thought it was clear from the context.

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When you state that the Kobo Glo does not dim as much, this is a verified finding here at MobileRead and in other reviews across the net. However, I find that my Kobo Glo dims enough to be fine for night reading in bed.
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That's the good to hear. I have since handled a PW and I like both screens. Saying that, I would be uneasy purchasing a PW because of the reports of inconsistent quality of the display. The one I saw was fine, though it was in a lit environment.
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I just thought if mention here that the Kobo Glo is on sale now online on the Chapters website in Canada for $129.99, with a snazzy looking free cover.
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Having tried both, I would say I far prefer the kindle paperwhite as far as interface, etc goes. I've enjoyed using the kindle a lot more.
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I just thought if mention here that the Kobo Glo is on sale now online on the Chapters website in Canada for $129.99, with a snazzy looking free cover.
Sounds like a good deal. I would get one if I could find a good sale. I got a Mini today and I love the software and UI! All the customizing I can do with no jailbreaking. It's great!
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