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Old 09-07-2013, 07:45 PM   #211
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The New Kobo Aura will be released on September 16 in United States, Canada, France, Australia. New Zealand, Italy and United Kingdom.
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Old 09-08-2013, 01:39 AM   #212
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Yes, my email said this:

The New Kobo Aura will be released on September 16 in United States, Canada, France, Australia. New Zealand, Italy and United Kingdom.
I'm in New Zealand and so far my local bookshop that sells Kobos (Whitcoulls) still doesn't have the Aura HD for sale!
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Old 09-08-2013, 04:21 AM   #213
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Does anyone know if John Lewis sold the Aura HD? I am hoping they get the new Aura as I prefer buying of them if I can as their customer service is very good.

I've never bought an ereader online except for the Kindle, I was wondering, the 7 day return policy for online purchases, does that work for Kobo? And would it work if I turned it on and decided I didn't like it after all?
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Old 09-08-2013, 05:36 AM   #214
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Not sure when it'll be in stock instore at WH Smith, but you can pre-order it via the Kobo website where it states that pre-orders will begin shipping on 11th September.

http://www.kobo.com/kobo-aura.html

I want to see it in person first before making up my mind, and I do remember it being a while before WH Smith got any demo models of the Glo in stock when it was first released.
I'm curious, When ordering from the Kobo website do they ship from within the uk ? I couldn't find any info on their web site regarding this
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Old 09-08-2013, 06:30 AM   #215
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You are probably correct that it was available to buy fairly quickly after the official launch, but there weren't any demo models to have a play with for quite a few weeks. I tried 3 different shops at the time, from what I remember, 2 didn't really know what I was asking about (they knew they had Kobo readers but didn't realise there was a new model), in the third shop the lady I spoke to was far more helpful, said they'd been promised a couple of Glo demo models but a week after the Kobo had been launched, she still didn't know when they would get them. Hopefully they'll be a little more organised this time. Though as I plan to wait until the Paperwhite is available too, I'd imagine Waterstones and Tesco will be the same as WH Smith, not guaranteed to get demo models straight away.

As for whether Kobo ship from within the UK, I've no idea? I've no doubt they will have some kind of distribution base in either the UK or mainland Europe. Perhaps someone who pre-ordered a Glo in the UK might know how soon they got theirs?
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You are probably correct that it was available to buy fairly quickly after the official launch, but there weren't any demo models to have a play with for quite a few weeks. I tried 3 different shops at the time, from what I remember, 2 didn't really know what I was asking about (they knew they had Kobo readers but didn't realise there was a new model), in the third shop the lady I spoke to was far more helpful, said they'd been promised a couple of Glo demo models but a week after the Kobo had been launched, she still didn't know when they would get them. Hopefully they'll be a little more organised this time. Though as I plan to wait until the Paperwhite is available too, I'd imagine Waterstones and Tesco will be the same as WH Smith, not guaranteed to get demo models straight away.
That's interesting, whereabouts are you in the UK? I found the Glo in Watford WHS very soon after launch - then, after playing with it, purchased online.

I've currently got the PW 1 but am looking forward to leaving Kindle world and getting collections working with Calibre again without the need to jailbreak and generally mess around. I was considering the Sony T3 but am concerned that not being front lit, the screen will be mid grey again and lacking in contrast on cloudy UK days.
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I'm in New Zealand and so far my local bookshop that sells Kobos (Whitcoulls) still doesn't have the Aura HD for sale!
I think you'll be seeing a much more organized, widespread launch of the Aura. The AuraHD was pitched as a limited edition model for "high-end" users, so I doubt they ever planned widespread distribution for it.
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Old 09-09-2013, 04:42 AM   #218
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Engadget review is different from their first look
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The New Kobo Aura will be released on September 16 in United States, Canada, France, Australia. New Zealand, Italy and United Kingdom.
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
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Old 09-09-2013, 09:46 AM   #220
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I am waiting for the 16th...if the pink one doesn't show on the web site to order, I'll order the black one....I really want this Aura!
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Here is the link to the text review.

They say: The Kobo Aura is the best flagship e-reader on the market. Wow!

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Are you sure you won't regret it?
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Here is the link to the text review.

They say: The Kobo Aura is the best flagship e-reader on the market. Wow!
That Engadget review is actually pretty good for a < 5 minute thing. Far better than the 15+ minutes Good eReader spent with it.

Looks like a beautiful product. I can't quite justify upgrading from my Glo -- yet -- but hands-down it easily looks like one of the best readers out there. They have the hardware down, now time to double-down on the software. The thing is, they're so close already...just start hammering out bug fixes and leave the new features to a minimum. Tweak a few things here and there and I really believe they'd have the best reader, no questions asked.
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Are you sure you won't regret it?
Well, it is just the back that's pink. And if I can find a nice after market cover like I have for my Glo, it'll be covered anyway. But still, I'll wait til next week just in case they do get it up for ordering.
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That Engadget review is actually pretty good for a < 5 minute thing. Far better than the 15+ minutes Good eReader spent with it.

Looks like a beautiful product. I can't quite justify upgrading from my Glo -- yet -- but hands-down it easily looks like one of the best readers out there. They have the hardware down, now time to double-down on the software. The thing is, they're so close already...just start hammering out bug fixes and leave the new features to a minimum. Tweak a few things here and there and I really believe they'd have the best reader, no questions asked.
Yeah they always want to "fix what ain't broke!" I'm on the latest 2.8.1 but haven't decided if I want to go back to 2.6.1, those sliders are so handy. Why take them away?!?!?
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