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Old 04-15-2013, 06:06 PM   #31
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:26 PM   #32
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preorder site not working

If you do want to pre-order you can't as the site is currently broken.
The webpage at https://www.kobo.com/onestepcheckout/ has resulted in too many redirects. At least that is what happens in Chrome, seems to work okay in IE.

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Old 04-15-2013, 06:33 PM   #33
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Does this mean that we are getting a new firmware release soon?
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:34 PM   #34
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:44 PM   #35
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Also, what is this going to do to Glo pricing?

The Glo was due for a price reduction, anyways.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:06 PM   #36
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Text to speech would have been a real plus. I would have picked one up, but for that.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:08 PM   #37
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Software that's not buggy and I would already have it on order.
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Old 04-15-2013, 08:55 PM   #38
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I will definitely take a look at this when it hits store shelves. If it's good enough to read most PDFs (resolution and performance) I'll probably ditch my Touch and Transformer Pad.

As JSWolf mentioned, the software isn't all that buggy. Kobo also leaves their systems relatively open for developers. (Anyone with a knowledge of Unix can figure out how to install their own software, without rooting the device.)
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:02 PM   #39
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I will definitely take a look at this when it hits store shelves. If it's good enough to read most PDFs (resolution and performance) I'll probably ditch my Touch and Transformer Pad.

As JSWolf mentioned, the software isn't all that buggy. Kobo also leaves their systems relatively open for developers. (Anyone with a knowledge of Unix can figure out how to install their own software, without rooting the device.)
I'm saying the software most likely will be buggy. I've read the threads and the software is buggy on all prior Kobo models.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:14 PM   #40
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If you do want to pre-order you can't as the site is currently broken.
The webpage at https://www.kobo.com/onestepcheckout/ has resulted in too many redirects. At least that is what happens in Chrome, seems to work okay in IE.
I had this problem as well. I tracked it down to logging in through facebook. Log out on kobobooks.com and then log in on kobo.com with your kobo account.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:45 PM   #41
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Huh. "As such, it's a limited edition offering, one not destined to replace the flagship Glo."
I was talking about that exact phrase this afternoon, struck me as a little odd at first.

My take is that it's a "limited edition" in the same was as you get a "limited" version of a car. It's the top end version of a specific model range, more than it actually being a limited run, which I'd equate with a special edition.

In other words, marketing spiel to position it "above" the current models in the range and try and give it an air of exclusivity and entice people to pay a little extra for the premium experience.
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Old 04-15-2013, 09:57 PM   #42
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I'm saying the software most likely will be buggy. I've read the threads and the software is buggy on all prior Kobo models.
I wouldn't think there is any reason to say this. There were a few big bugs (most happening at the same time) that affected quite a few people but now there are hardly any. Due to those big bugs, Kobo got its a$$ kicked all over international social media, and the technical press. They would have to be really thick to try releasing a firmware again that wasn't thoroughly tested. The current firmware appears to be relatively stable. There are a few people experiencing issues but for the most part, there isn't a continuous outcry about bricked Kobos like there was 8 or 9 months ago.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:05 PM   #43
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It is interesting that the Aura comes with 4GB onboard storage. As the screen resolution of readers increases ebooks are just going to get bigger and bigger, I don't think 2GB will be enough for most people for too much longer.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:20 PM   #44
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I'm saying the software most likely will be buggy. I've read the threads and the software is buggy on all prior Kobo models.
Based on personal experience, I would disagree.

Granted, my first Kobo was the Mini, but the only issue I've encountered is italics showing as bold in my preferred font. It's annoying, but nothing more.

If you're content to sync or load your books as they come from Kobo or the publisher / retailer, I think it's perfect.
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Old 04-15-2013, 10:26 PM   #45
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It is interesting that the Aura comes with 4GB onboard storage. As the screen resolution of readers increases ebooks are just going to get bigger and bigger, I don't think 2GB will be enough for most people for too much longer.
If you're talking .pdf's, then yes. But .epub's wont need to be bigger to take advantage of increased resolutions of the device. It's graphics/images that increase in size to take advantage of increased screen resolution - text is text no matter what the resolution. Your current epubs will automatically look sharper on this new device.
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