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Old 06-11-2011, 03:54 PM   #1
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kobo touch has a web browser

go into settings>wireless connection>web browser

Its pretty bad since its B/W but its was a big surprise and better then nothing

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:27 PM   #2
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:29 PM   #3
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it's actually pretty good considering it's an eink device.
i'll try to snap a pic with my phone, prob won't do it justice.
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Old 06-11-2011, 06:41 PM   #4
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sorry for the crappy pics but you get an idea, the launch browser is located in the wireless menu
and then when you launch you go to google,
it is quite quick for eink, definitely great for text based sites where you want to read things.
the pics show up ok as well, but if any site has a mobile site it goes to that.
when visiting espn it automatically goes to espn mobile.
good for me to check box scores when reading

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Old 06-11-2011, 06:52 PM   #5
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go into settings>wireless connection>web browser

Its pretty shitty since its B/W but its was a big surprise and better then nothing
So why did you buy a Kobo is it's ** because it doesn't do other then grayscale?

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Old 06-11-2011, 07:23 PM   #6
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And not a moment too soon after people discovered the Nook's hidden browser. Go Kobo! Keep up the pressure!
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:29 PM   #7
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So why did you buy a Kobo is it's shitty because it doesn't do other then grayscale?
I'm sure, like me, he didn't buy it to browse the internet. Hes just pointing out that it has a web browser.
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Old 06-11-2011, 07:40 PM   #8
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Sweet! I'm sure that it will come in handy in a pinch.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:10 PM   #9
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Can it download epubs to memory? Until browsing OPDS is supported like with Stanza or the Trook firmware, browsing my Calibre server could be an workable alternative.
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Old 06-11-2011, 08:12 PM   #10
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I'm sure, like me, he didn't buy it to browse the internet. Hes just pointing out that it has a web browser.
This. I didnt but it for a browser. I didnt know it had a browser till today. And it *** since its in B/W

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Old 06-11-2011, 08:18 PM   #11
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So why did you buy a Kobo is it's *** because it doesn't do other then grayscale?
i meant the broswer is ***

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Old 06-11-2011, 10:29 PM   #12
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It's workable. It allows decent access to wikipedia, twitter, mobile facebook (haven't tried the latter). But the big news is certainly the ereader navigation including the touch screen. In Canada especially, it puts Sony in the tank: same Pearl screen and IR touch technology at the PRS-650 (assuming you can actually find one) and $110 cheaper AND it has wifi for on the fly syncing with other devices. Sweet!
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:32 AM   #13
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I played with it today. Turns out m.fanfiction.net works pretty well on it, which saves having to use tools to convert the stories into epubs.

I like fanfiction, but there's a lot of garbage out there so converting everything I want to sort through before doing so is kinda a pain.
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Old 06-12-2011, 01:56 AM   #14
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It's workable. It allows decent access to wikipedia, twitter, mobile facebook (haven't tried the latter). But the big news is certainly the ereader navigation including the touch screen. In Canada especially, it puts Sony in the tank: same Pearl screen and IR touch technology at the PRS-650 (assuming you can actually find one) and $110 cheaper AND it has wifi for onthe fly syncing with other devices. Sweet!
OMG! STOP! i can hardly stand it! i wanted a kindle, but now, its difficult to decide!!...
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Old 06-12-2011, 02:37 AM   #15
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Turns out m.fanfiction.net works pretty well on it.
So for example can you get books from http://bookserver.archive.org/catalog/ or must they be in html?
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