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Old 05-01-2012, 10:09 AM   #31
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As I understand it, some hackers figured out how to turn the Kindles with 3G into a wifi hot spot and where using the Kindle for just that purpose. They probably cost Amazon a ton cash and Amazon decided to restrict the access to the 3G. It sucks for people who used the 3G honestly but it is not too surprising.

I would be surprised if Kobo became the market leader for e-readers. They will pick up speed and could become the EPub leader, that depends on what BN does about going international. Amazon has a nice market built and has developed a strong reputation. I can see the playing field leveling between Kobo and Kindle, more at the expense of Sony internationally and possibly Nook in the US.

Right now, Kobo has a nice device that still seems to be less reliable then the Kindle, Sony, and Nook. It has fewer features then then other three. Yet it is priced the same. There are plenty of folks in the US who will turn to the Nook before the Kobo for that reason.
It's not the same price in the UK though, Kobo touch is £80 against Kindle touch (wifi only) £110 or £170 for 3G. I need to buy 3, a replacement for my old keyboard and 2 for my kids - Kobo is a saving of £90 or 25% cheaper but I'm still struggling to decide. It's a shame the price differential Amazon chose to put on their kindles between US and Uk though, it makes me feel like we are getting ripped off in the UK which in fact we are.

the drop in Kobo pricing could mean they are looking to get über competitive or could mean a new reader is imminent - either way it's a compelling price difference between the devices.
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Or it could be that the Kobo UK is actually better priced then it is in the US and Kobo should drop its US prices.
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Or it could be that the Kobo UK is actually better priced then it is in the US and Kobo should drop its US prices.
Maybe, although Kindle touch has been out a lot longer in the US than here, I suspect Kobo are picking their battles carefully and see the US market as dominated by BN and Amazon whereas Uk and rest of the world is more up for grabs so they are prepared to take a profit hit here in getting more established.
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Just found out that the Sony reader store is finally on line in the uk, this definitely brings the T1 into the equation for me now as you can now not only get library books direct o the device, but also now buy direct to it so the Sony no longer needs a PC - more confusion!

T1 is the most expensive, but the convenience of free library books direct to the device probably offsets this *scratches head*
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