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Old 05-23-2011, 02:47 PM   #46
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This reader is looks pretty much exactly how I pictured B&N's new reader (the one that they are announcing tomorrow). Now I'm more curious than ever what the price and features of that reader will be!

Oh and I couldn't take that Sony slander any more, I emailed the author of the article.

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Old 05-23-2011, 02:50 PM   #47
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I am very tempted to get one, but I really don't need another ebook reader. Perhaps as a gift to someone.
Want and need are two different things - in this case you should give in to need.
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This reader is looks pretty much exactly how I pictured B&N's new reader (the one that they are announcing tomorrow). Now I'm more curious than ever what the price and features of that reader will be!

Oh and I couldn't take that Sony slander any more, I emailed the author of the article.

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Lol, I'm glad that you emailed him. I'm really curious to see the new Nook, too.
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Want and need are two different things - in this case you should give in to need.
I will have to give into need, considering my recent budget constraints. I would love to gift one of these to someone special, however.
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The Sony Readers do have multiple language interfaces and Sony's bookstore operates in several countries. Additionally the Sony's have multiple language dictionaries. So where exactly is the first?
exactly. Also, PocketBook readers have multi language support(reading and interface) translation dictionaries, titles available in multiple languages in their store and Text to Speech in multiple languages.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:35 PM   #51
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Ooh. This looks nice and has good specs; though I wish it still had backup hardware buttons for page-turns because I personally don't like touching the screen that much and am paranoid (and lazy about trimming my fingernails sometimes).

Hopefully they'll also fix the firmware so that you can finally follow footnotes in books and also use the dictionary with non-Kobo-bought books (and maybe load up your own extra dictionaries in whatever appropriate format).

But aside from those minor issues, this is really nice, especially with the news that they'll be making it available internationally as well.

Hopefully Kobo's expansion of both reader as well as store into the international markets will give them a good niche to get a foothold in and enable them to survive against Amazon et al.
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:44 PM   #52
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Maybe I'm out of date, but I have both the Kobo Wifi, and the Sony Touch (pocket edition)....and to my eyes, the contrast is already better on the Kobo. Or maybe it's something about the greyscale.
I could have sworn the part about the 350 wasn't there originally:

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...And, since that touch screen is built using IR tech that's built into the bezel, the contrast of the screen doesn't suffer -- a common complaint on the early Sony Reader Touch Edition. (Sony has since switched to the same sort of IR technology on their touchable readers, like the PRS-350SC.) ...
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I could have sworn the part about the 350 wasn't there originally:
It wasn't. I guess when eP speaks, Engadget listens! :-)
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Old 05-23-2011, 03:51 PM   #54
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Ooh. This looks nice and has good specs; though I wish it still had backup hardware buttons for page-turns because I personally don't like touching the screen that much and am paranoid (and lazy about trimming my fingernails sometimes).

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Hardware buttons (and disabling the touchscreen) are a must have features; think of all those hot tub and beach users who have their readers in waterproof baggies.

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Hardware buttons (and disabling the touchscreen) are a must have features; think of all those hot tub and beach users who have their readers in waterproof baggies.
Not just in the hot tub or on the beach, but also while standing in the rain waiting for the bus, which is me at least twice a week with the weather here* on the Lower Mainland.

You'd think that a Canadian company would have thought of that sooner…

* The clouds think we're all pod people that need to be watered almost daily.
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I have actually seen the Sony PRS-350 at certain Walmart stores in Canada (selling for about $180, if I recall correctly), but it is not listed on their website, which I find odd.
Wal-mart Canada used to carry the Sony e-readers; I believe that the removal from the website means they are working through remaining inventory.

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The Sony Readers do have multiple language interfaces and Sony's bookstore operates in several countries. Additionally, the Sonys have multiple language dictionaries. So where exactly is the first?
I believe the point is that Kobo has separate bookstore offerings -- different languages -- in France, Germany, Italy, Spain (or, more to the point, started to open these this month with more to follow in June or July). I don't believe either Sony or Amazon are quite there yet (Amazon has the German Kindle store as I already noted).

Here was the Apr press release: http://blog.kobobooks.com/kobo-kicks...don-book-fair/

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Just got the promo email from Borders on this. It looks great. And yes it does still have the quilted back. Price is nice too. $129. They say available July 30. Five type sizes, two fonts, wifi and magazine/newspaper subs now. Sony better look out.

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Here are the tech spec from Kobo website. Pretty sweet!
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Wal-mart Canada used to carry the Sony e-readers; I believe that the removal from the website means they are working through remaining inventory.



I believe the point is that Kobo has separate bookstore offerings -- different languages -- in France, Germany, Italy, Spain (or, more to the point, started to open these this month with more to follow in June or July). I don't believe either Sony or Amazon are quite there yet (Amazon has the German Kindle store as I already noted).

Here was the Apr press release: http://blog.kobobooks.com/kobo-kicks...don-book-fair/
Thanks!

Can I just mention here that I love the Kobo accessory line that they sell at Chapters? Especially the Roots sleeves... I am already planning on getting a special someone this reader for their birthday, if it is released in time (mid-June). I can't seem to find an exact release date on the Chapters website.
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