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Old 03-31-2010, 12:09 PM   #1
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Kobo E-reader Videos

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Kobo just posted 2 new videos on Youtube. (BTW, they also uploaded the Kobo on iPad video.) One video is a teaser, the other a demo. Enjoy.


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Old 03-31-2010, 12:48 PM   #2
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No justification?

By the way, those 2 videos are identical.
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Old 03-31-2010, 12:54 PM   #3
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No justification?

By the way, those 2 videos are identical.
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Old 03-31-2010, 01:35 PM   #4
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The button design is really ugly :/

And looks like an standard Netronix EB600EM with BT module
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:09 PM   #5
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The button design is really ugly :/

And looks like an standard Netronix EB600EM with BT module
Yes, it looks exactly like it.
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Old 03-31-2010, 02:36 PM   #6
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I like the ability to read in sans-serif fonts! I like the reader, but the blue button looks stupid.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:01 PM   #7
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I like the ability to read in sans-serif fonts! I like the reader, but the blue button looks stupid.
PocketBook's and Bookeen's device do the same, and even better since you can add your own fonts
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Old 03-31-2010, 07:47 PM   #8
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On the other hand, it's $149. I can handle a little "looks stupid" at that price. Esp. if it gives me the ability to read library books and non-Kindle ePubs.
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Old 03-31-2010, 11:15 PM   #9
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No dictionary? What is the point
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:20 AM   #10
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Looks like they're gonna go along with Amazon with the ridiculous cartoon animations to represent imagination...because naturally people who read can't imagine things in any way other than children's doodles.

And yeah...the reader looks like a piece of junk, like all the other Chinese cookie-cutter readers out there.

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Old 04-01-2010, 10:24 AM   #11
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No dictionary? What is the point
$149. Last time I checked none of the paperback books I bought came with a dictionary either.
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Old 04-01-2010, 10:27 AM   #12
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$149. Last time I checked none of the paperback books I bought came with a dictionary either.
$149 is still about 3x higher than what this class of device should be fetching.
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$149 is still about 3x higher than what this class of device should be fetching.
Prices are decided by what people are willing to pay.Show me a $50 e-reader that's the same is this I'd be happy to buy it.
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Prices are decided by what people are willing to pay.Show me a $50 e-reader that's the same is this I'd be happy to buy it.
I'm sure a lot of people who think ebook readers are a waste of money now would happily buy such toys if they were available at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, that's not the case yet.
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I'm sure a lot of people who think ebook readers are a waste of money now would happily buy such toys if they were available at reasonable prices. Unfortunately, that's not the case yet.
You could say the same about Ferrari cars. The fact that many people consider them to be overpriced and a waste of money does not mean that there isn't a market for them at the price that they do sell for.
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