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Old 06-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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B&N, make a bigger, higher DPI e-ink reader already!

Don't anyone even mention Kobo. Try to find a customer service link (or a phone number) on their web site. And when I did find it from a web search, the "service" has so far been non-existent.

Come on B&N pick up the slack, we all don't want bloody play tablets--or Big Brother Amazon--or rootkit Sony.
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Old 06-21-2013, 02:54 PM   #2
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I would buy a new Nook glow with the dimensions of the simple touch and the screen of the Kobo Aura the day it came out.
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Old 06-24-2013, 05:17 PM   #3
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Yes, I'd be on board for that the day it's released. Thankfully, B&N and Kobo are both fairly standards-compliant, so taking my ebooks over to the Aura HD isn't a big deal.

Frankly calling Kobo quirky is being nice about it... But the screen... Yes, it may not be an absolute must-have night-and-day improvement, but once you get used to having sharp, print-quality text (esp. after some font tweaking) it's hard to go back to anything lower-res.
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Old 06-25-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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I would love this. My family is already making fun of all the tablets I've bought, and I've got the Earl on preorder, so this might not be a day-1 order for me. But I'd definitely be interested.
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Old 06-26-2013, 07:45 AM   #5
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I'm in, but they also need to improve the reading software.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:38 PM   #6
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I'm in, but they also need to improve the reading software.
Even if it didn't have better organization I'd still be interested, because the B&N firmware so far seems much more solid than Kobo. That said, I would be ecstatic if they also offered Calibre integration or better organization.
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Old 06-26-2013, 01:46 PM   #7
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I don't care what they do with the organization software (knock wood), I want better reading software. I gave the Simple Touch a try, and I'm currently using a Kobo Glo.
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I don't care what they do with the organization software (knock wood), I want better reading software. I gave the Simple Touch a try, and I'm currently using a Kobo Glo.
Ah. I'm curious - what don't you like about the B&N reading software? I haven't run into anything I want that it won't do except for comic PDFs and better organization, but I haven't used it for that long.
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Ah. I'm curious - what don't you like about the B&N reading software? I haven't run into anything I want that it won't do except for comic PDFs and better organization, but I haven't used it for that long.
I'm really only interested in epub reading. I want more formatting options (line spacing, margins, font, font size, ...).
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I want the same infrastructure as Amazon. I want plenty of space to store my own books. I buy DRM free from small independent publishers. I want to be able to email my books to my device, folders and the ability to delete a book on the device. For me the screen and software is all that matters. I go with the ereader that has the best of that. For now its the Kindle Paperwhite. I have the Simple Touch but I gave it to a friend.
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Don't anyone even mention Kobo. Try to find a customer service link (or a phone number) on their web site. And when I did find it from a web search, the "service" has so far been non-existent.

Come on B&N pick up the slack, we all don't want bloody play tablets--or Big Brother Amazon--or rootkit Sony.
I've dealt with kobo cs once and nook cs once (both UK) and while kobo weren't great they did finally resolve the issue. nook were, frankly, completely useless.
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... Try to find a customer service link (or a phone number) on their web site. And when I did find it from a web search, the "service" has so far been non-existent.

Come on B&N pick up the slack, we all don't want bloody play tablets--or Big Brother Amazon--or rootkit Sony.
Maybe it is a country specific problem (getting a phone number). I can get it by:

1) Go to their web site
2) Scroll to the bottom and click on "Get Help" (lower left)
3) Click on "Contact Customer Care" (lower right)
4) click on phone

I do agree that the service sucks.
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