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Old 04-15-2013, 03:46 PM   #16
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Size: 175.7 x 128.3 x 11.7 mm (6.91 x 5.05 x 0.46 in)
Weight: 240 g (8.4658 oz)

Processor: 1 GHz
Display: 6.8" WXGA+ Pearl E Ink Screen
ClarityScreen+: 265 dpi, 1440 x 1080 resolution

Light: Built-in ComfortLight technology with micro-thin coating for durability and even light distribution
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:50 PM   #17
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There were no rumors about this ahead of time? I had to learn about it from the official email from Kobo? I feel that you guys have let me down...
I didn't know the release name until this morning, and that was due to a chance discussion with someone.

I did know the codename and roughly what it would be - high end eInk device - but beyond that nothing more than the name.

This is primarily due to me not being involved in that side of things, and having our own commitments and deadlines.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:52 PM   #18
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Espresso or Ivory???
Or Onyx.
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:56 PM   #19
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This looks great for my husband who uses his Kindle Keyboard in landscape mode for a wider page since he likes enormous font.

Does the current Glo (or Touch) firmware allow reading in landscape mode?
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Old 04-15-2013, 03:59 PM   #20
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There is a review on Engadget.com here:
http://www.engadget.com/2013/04/15/k...a-hd-e-reader/
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:05 PM   #21
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:10 PM   #22
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I notice there's no mention of the number of shades of gray the screen supports, so I'm assuming it's still only 16 (on the grounds that they would've highlighted an improvement).

So - same light, same processor speed, more pixels to drive, and roughly the size of my iPad mini, but a smidge lighter. Considering how recently I got my Glo and how much I dislike reading novels on my iPad mini (due to weight, not screen tech), I'll pass on this one.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:11 PM   #23
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Or Onyx.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:12 PM   #24
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Sounds fantastic. My only concern, as others have said is that the software will let it down, for example they promote how great the Kobo Nickel font is. It is a font I also like on my Glo, but let down by italicised text appearing as bold text (as has crept in with time in lots of their other fonts). The only potential postive is if issues such as this work properly in the aura, then hopefully it means a release to fix all the bugs in the glo could be on the way? Kobo are innovative in the products they produce, but constantly seem to manage to mess up on "basic" sofware, after all these at the end of the day are only ereaders, it is not windows 8 they are having to produce.
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And I just bought a Glo today from Costco :P

Got the Glo for the light and will not be disappointed, love my Touch for everything else. I think I will survive, especially since it's going for $40 more than I paid.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:21 PM   #26
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I wonder if it's a glass substrate like previous screens or plastic.
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Old 04-15-2013, 04:22 PM   #27
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Hey thanks for bringing this reader to the board. It looks like they still have a long way to go. A dual core cpu would have been better for a faster fuller response time. Mind you we will have to wait to get our hands on it to see the improvements are hard to guage with out a hands on experience.

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Old 04-15-2013, 04:23 PM   #28
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And its got 4Gb of in built memory - a definite plus.

On the other hand it weighs half as much again as the Sony PRS-T1. A major consideration for me otherwise I would be seriously thinking about one.
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Huh. "As such, it's a limited edition offering, one not destined to replace the flagship Glo."
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I wonder if it's a glass substrate like previous screens or plastic.
Same here. If the screen gets larger, it's more likely to break. If it doesn't have a plastic and very robust screen screen I will pass on this one. Considering the price it really should have the plastic screen.

Here is a video review.

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