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Old 11-19-2012, 05:06 PM   #16
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Any ideas as to when the Arc will be available in the U.S.?
I can't talk about release dates. I apologize.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:23 PM   #17
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One question on the Arc that hopefully you can answer. The Vox was incompatible with chargers other than the one supplied with - well they charged but required a reset to get the battery meter to work again.

I notice in the documentation the Arc mentions it can be charged (albeit slowly) from a PC. So my question is, is the Arc like the Vox and require the supplied charger to charge the unit, or can the Arc be charged through 3rd party charges without any ill effects ie: battery meter issues like on the Vox?
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:41 PM   #18
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One question on the Arc that hopefully you can answer. The Vox was incompatible with chargers other than the one supplied with - well they charged but required a reset to get the battery meter to work again.

I notice in the documentation the Arc mentions it can be charged (albeit slowly) from a PC. So my question is, is the Arc like the Vox and require the supplied charger to charge the unit, or can the Arc be charged through 3rd party charges without any ill effects ie: battery meter issues like on the Vox?
You should always use our charger but in my experience most chargers work. It's not like the Vox.

It will charge via the PC depending on what you are doing, if it is idle it will charge, not as fast as the wall charger obviously.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:37 PM   #19
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Any chance we could get a Desktop App Robin? The desktop app has a lot of potential and is greatly lacking.
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Thanks for the welcomes. Please, anyone who bought an Arc so far, please speak up and let me know which one you got.
Hello all. As I posted in your other thread I just bought the white 16G Arc from the Chapters store in Sherwood Park, AB.

I have been having a terrible time trying to decide whether or not to buy an e-reader as I view my book collection as a measure of my personal wealth and have been resisting the technological advance away from the printed form. I wish publishers would include a digital copy of the book along with the hard copy just as some dvd and blu-ray distributors are doing, sigh.

Before I tangent off into oblivion, my first impressions are that this new toy of mine has everything I expected and then some. I decided I wanted a reader that was bigger than what seems to be trending, smaller and lighter, and the Arc is approx. the size and weight of a decent sized paperback so when I am lying in bed head facing sideways on my pillow reading myself to sleep every night I won't be straying far from the comfort zone I have become accustomed to with print. I had some minor hiccups trying to update it during the original setup and ended up calling customer service after the 8th failed update download, I was very surprised and pleased that a pleasant caribbean female cs rep answered immediately and of course the device chose that exact moment to succeed with the update so I felt a bit foolish but glad to find out that the customer service was so fast and articulate.

All the extra things it comes with as a tablet are great, Ive found an app that lets me upload files to it over wifi as the only cable it came with is the charger, no usb to plug into my laptop but those are cheap and easy to find.

So far I am more than pleased with the product and glad to see a company rep making himself accessible here, thanks Robin.
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Old 11-19-2012, 10:31 PM   #21
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Welcome Kobo-Robin. I guess it's safe to assume Kobo-Batman won't be stopping by unless you get in over your head!

The idea of Kobo having personnel help out with customer relations in the forums is great.

Good luck with the new product, and watch out for clowns carrying crowbars...
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Old 11-20-2012, 02:16 AM   #22
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hmm okay, when ?

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Old 11-20-2012, 08:22 AM   #23
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Any chance we could get a Desktop App Robin? The desktop app has a lot of potential and is greatly lacking.
I don't work on that team so I really can't speak for them. Sorry.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:24 AM   #24
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hmm okay, when ?
Please understand, we were not told by our managers to come into the forums and engage with our users.

I am here because I want to be. As I'm sure you can imagine we are all very busy with the upcoming holiday season coming.

I can't speak for the other teams nor do I want to.

I hate being so vague but I can only play in the smaller sandbox.
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:35 AM   #25
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Hello all. As I posted in your other thread I just bought the white 16G Arc from the Chapters store in Sherwood Park, AB.

I have been having a terrible time trying to decide whether or not to buy an e-reader as I view my book collection as a measure of my personal wealth and have been resisting the technological advance away from the printed form. I wish publishers would include a digital copy of the book along with the hard copy just as some dvd and blu-ray distributors are doing, sigh.

Before I tangent off into oblivion, my first impressions are that this new toy of mine has everything I expected and then some. I decided I wanted a reader that was bigger than what seems to be trending, smaller and lighter, and the Arc is approx. the size and weight of a decent sized paperback so when I am lying in bed head facing sideways on my pillow reading myself to sleep every night I won't be straying far from the comfort zone I have become accustomed to with print. I had some minor hiccups trying to update it during the original setup and ended up calling customer service after the 8th failed update download, I was very surprised and pleased that a pleasant caribbean female cs rep answered immediately and of course the device chose that exact moment to succeed with the update so I felt a bit foolish but glad to find out that the customer service was so fast and articulate.

All the extra things it comes with as a tablet are great, Ive found an app that lets me upload files to it over wifi as the only cable it came with is the charger, no usb to plug into my laptop but those are cheap and easy to find.

So far I am more than pleased with the product and glad to see a company rep making himself accessible here, thanks Robin.
I'm happy you're happy. We are actively making sure no one else has any update issues. I apologize for the less than stellar first experience but I'm happy the rest of the experience seemed to win you over
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Old 11-20-2012, 08:39 AM   #26
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I just wanted to mention that the good folks here at Mobileread has renamed the Vox forum to Kobo Tablets. Any threads can be labeled Vox or Arc.

Rather than use this thread for everything, I ask that users create new thread in there.

I will read it.
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Old 11-20-2012, 10:37 AM   #27
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Please understand, we were not told by our managers to come into the forums and engage with our users.

I am here because I want to be. As I'm sure you can imagine we are all very busy with the upcoming holiday season coming.

I can't speak for the other teams nor do I want to.

I hate being so vague but I can only play in the smaller sandbox.
I'm in the same position as Robin, here because I want to be, not because I was told to be, and the same points he makes are also valid for myself (I'm on the Mobile Reading Apps Team, more specifically the iOS side of things)
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Old 11-20-2012, 01:28 PM   #28
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I just wanted to say hi and introduce myself.

My name is Robin and I am the UX Lead for the Kobo Arc.
Welcome!
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Pardon me for assuming Kobo asked you to be here, and congratulations on showing such initiative! Welcome.
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