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Old 09-29-2010, 07:34 AM   #1
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Chapters just announced a new Kobo with Wifi available October 18! And I just bought the regular one...boo hoo lol
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Chapters just announced a new Kobo with Wifi available October 18! And I just bought the regular one...boo hoo lol
I think you can take it back within 14 days. But there are a lot of questions about this new wi-fi Kobo that need answering before anybody seriously considers buying one. There's no keyboard and the website doesn't mention a touchscreen so I can't figure out how web browsing will work. Unless I missed something, if so, please let me know
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I think you can take it back within 14 days. But there are a lot of questions about this new wi-fi Kobo that need answering before anybody seriously considers buying one. There's no keyboard and the website doesn't mention a touchscreen so I can't figure out how web browsing will work. Unless I missed something, if so, please let me know
Are we sure it will have a web browser? It is possible that the browser just allows you to connect to the Kobo/Border's Bookstore to buy books, probably registered to an existing account.

I do think it might have been a mistake to keep the form factor as it was... having so few control buttons really limits what they can do with the reader. It works for a basic reader, but not when you start adding expanded features.

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Are we sure it will have a web browser? It is possible that the browser just allows you to connect to the Kobo/Border's Bookstore to buy books, probably registered to an existing account.

I do think it might have been a mistake to keep the form factor as it was... having so few control buttons really limits what they can do with the reader. It works for a basic reader, but not when you start adding expanded features.

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I wish they were more clear on what exactly can be done on this new reader of theirs. It's bad advertising and I know I wouldn't buy one until I got more information on it.

I think you might be right about the wi-fi being used strictly for downloading books.
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I think you might be right about the wi-fi being used strictly for downloading books.
Possibly also to sync bookmarks from various devices (iPhone app, computer desktop, whatever). Sometimes I have a few minutes to kill, without my Kobo, and it would definitely be an advantage if my iPhone knew what page I was on, and told my Kobo when it was done what page to open.
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Possibly also to sync bookmarks from various devices (iPhone app, computer desktop, whatever). Sometimes I have a few minutes to kill, without my Kobo, and it would definitely be an advantage if my iPhone knew what page I was on, and told my Kobo when it was done what page to open.
If that is all the wi-fi is for, then I think they should have dropped the price to either match or beat the K3.
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I like that they've added lavender and changed the white's d-pad to grey. It does make an improvement in appearance.
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Old 09-29-2010, 05:35 PM   #8
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Thats a good point! No Keyboard would make it super awkward....I think ill be happy with my purchase until we get more details lol.
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Thats a good point! No Keyboard would make it super awkward....I think ill be happy with my purchase until we get more details lol.

SameerH posted this last night in the Kobo forum:

1. Dictionary works when you're in the reading view. Menu > Dictionary > You get a cursor, you move the cursor to the word you want > Press centre dpad > definition comes up.

2. Any typing is done through a virtual onscreen keyboard that needs to be navigated using the Dpad. It's actually relatively easy despite how it sounds, and you only have to use it a few times.
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It all comes down to what you value. I'm sticking with Kobo because i love the library access and I can't get that with Kindle. Will I upgrade to the wireless version...I might if I had the money, but my original reader is working great and meets all of my needs.
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My Pandigital is wifi - it's a perk to be at Starbucks or B&N and dl their books right then and there. Once you touch a part of the screen that requires input a touchscreen pops up to let you type.

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Wow, this is old thread. Sept. 2010--much better and up-to-date discussions in the Kobo forum.
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