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Old 09-06-2012, 02:58 AM   #1
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"Kobo Announces Updated Tablet, New E-Readers"

"The company announced three new products on Thursday: An update to the Kobo Vox, called the Kobo Arc Android tablet; the Kobo Glo, which is the company’s answer to the Barnes & Noble Nook; and the Kobo Mini, a pocket-sized e-reader with a 5-inch screen."

Kobo Arc - 7" Android tablet
Kobo Mini - 5" mini ereader
Kobo Glo - 6" ereader with adjustable front light

http://www.wired.com/gadgetlab/2012/...eaders-tablet/

Also see http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88507C20120906

Added: Thanks to a posting by ppowell002 a few pages down this thread also visit Hands on Review of the Kobo Arc http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...-the-kobo-arc/

Official info is now at https://www.kobo.com/ereaders

Added 2: Press release is at http://news.kobo.com/news/an-ereader...o-and-kobo-arc

Official Youtube video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ud-wR_dVwJY

Added 3: Thanks to owly in another thread Preview of Kobo Glo and Mini from Indigo
Indigo Exclusive: Unboxing the Kobo Glo and Kobo Mini (video)

Added 4: Raindrop posted the following URLs on page 5 of this thread http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQC6IPM4_GU

There's also a review, not very extensive but helpful at this time, here

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Old 09-06-2012, 03:27 AM   #2
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:21 AM   #3
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I see it on their blog http://blog.kobobooks.com/welcome-th...-for-everyone/
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:25 AM   #4
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Sounds like the Kobo Touch stays but not sure about the Kobo Vox.
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Old 09-06-2012, 05:36 AM   #5
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it does read like the vox is no more

not sure about it's replacement, sounds like it has too many recommendation features built into it.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:08 AM   #6
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The Kobo Mini makes sense now that Kobo is owned by Rakuten. Sony have a small reader too. It fits with the small Bunko book format in Japan.
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Old 09-06-2012, 06:26 AM   #7
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I want the Glo! Lucky for me, there's no way I'll ever be buying another Kobo until they fix their godawful site (give me my English back, and implement series information, etc).

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Old 09-06-2012, 07:08 AM   #8
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No MicroSD support in Arc?

If so, that's a showstopper for me.
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Old 09-06-2012, 07:38 AM   #9
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Really excited to see higher DPI eink displays are finally emerging in number.

I'm unclear: is the new six inch reader available in glow and non-glow versions or do they all have the light?
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:41 AM   #10
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Well done Kobo.

Fix the Avenir font, fix the dead taps, and if the Glow Light coating isn't a problem (like on the Nook), I'll consider upgrading.
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:43 AM   #11
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Really excited to see higher DPI eink displays are finally emerging in number.

I'm unclear: is the new six inch reader available in glow and non-glow versions or do they all have the light?
Looks like the new one will have the light. You can still buy the older Touch if you want one without the light at least for now.

Like the look of these. Interesting they dropped the button from the front. The Arc is going to have a hard time competing with the Nexus 7 even with the updated specs
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they certainly look nice, reading more on them

but for me to purchase they need to tone down the advertising, I want an ebook reader to mainly read on, not to have suggestions of what to buy pushed at me all the time
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I have the social stuff turned off on my touch and don't see where I'm being advertised to.
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I'll stick with my touch. I think I may buy a glo for my wife though once it's available.
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I have the social stuff turned off on my touch and don't see where I'm being advertised to.
check the screenshots on the wired.com link in the first post

if that can all be turned off then good, it's one of the reasons I like the Vox, button at the bottom for Library and a widget that shows books, i never see recommended books or links to other store items (very rarely anyway)
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