|09-07-2012, 08:35 AM||#1|
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Device: iTouch, Jetbook, PRS 650, Aura HD
So are Kobo Japanese owners pissed?
I don't know any so I can't say but if I had just bought myself a brand new Kobo Touch after the Japanese introduction and then the company goes and announce a brand new model barely more than one month later I would certainly be pissed. I wonder what Japanese Kobo owners are thinking.
|09-07-2012, 08:43 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Device: Kindle 3 WiFi, Kindle 4SO, Kindle for Android, Sony PRS-350 and PRS-T1
My understanding is that there have been lots of returns. I haven't been over, but from anecdotal evidence it seems a lot of people got very upset. It began when they realized that Kobo only offered some 6 000 titles in Japanese, it seems to be going down from there.
|09-07-2012, 09:11 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jan 2012
Device: Kobo: Not just an eReader, it's an adventure!
I guess it's just keeping with Kobo's philosophy of considering their customers as their beta testers.
|09-07-2012, 09:59 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2011
Device: Nexus 7, Kobo Vox, Samsung Galaxy SII
When I saw the title I thought Japanese Kobo users had been drinking
|09-07-2012, 01:41 PM||#6|
Join Date: Apr 2011
Device: Kobo Wifi
Technically closer to 2 months (Jul 19). Cry me a river.
Edit: To elaborate, the Touch itself is 1.3 years old, in an industry typified by annual refreshes. With B&N's release, and Amazon's widely-expected release, Kobo was coming due for its own refresh.
Even then, the Touch is still holding a spot in their new product lineup between the Glo and Mini (price- and feature-wise), and continues getting firmware updates. Should still have resale value if you really want the glowlight+XGA.
Last edited by MechR; 09-07-2012 at 03:29 PM.
|09-07-2012, 06:00 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jun 2011
Device: Kobo Touch, Sony T1, Kobo Mini
Low number of ebooks for sale in japan is because publishers resistance to releasing eboooks. How many ebooks does Sony who has been selling ereaders for years in japan have available in Japan?
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