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Old 04-23-2013, 05:26 PM   #16
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Yes, they removed the post and comment.

Conspiracies abound.

http://goodereader.com/blog/electron...der-situation/
I can (try to) put the conspiracy theories to rest

Can't say why the post was removed, but what I can say is that the rumour is false.

Kobo Aura was in development for more than a year during which time we worked very closely on ground-up R&D with our partners at eInk to bring this fantastic 6.8" 1440x1080 screen to market.
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Old 04-28-2013, 10:06 PM   #19
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I can (try to) put the conspiracy theories to rest

Can't say why the post was removed, but what I can say is that the rumour is false.

Kobo Aura was in development for more than a year during which time we worked very closely on ground-up R&D with our partners at eInk to bring this fantastic 6.8" 1440x1080 screen to market.
Can you shed any light on why Kobo followed up the September launch with a launch in April? It breaks the pattern of the previous launches.

Also, feel free to post a denial on the original story:
http://www.the-digital-reader.com/20...a-nook-glow-hd

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I can (try to) put the conspiracy theories to rest

Can't say why the post was removed, but what I can say is that the rumour is false.

Kobo Aura was in development for more than a year during which time we worked very closely on ground-up R&D with our partners at eInk to bring this fantastic 6.8" 1440x1080 screen to market.
Unfortunately Kobo is not handling this very well. Orders are getting lost, no estimates of delivery times are given, etc.
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Unfortunately Kobo is not handling this very well. Orders are getting lost, no estimates of delivery times are given, etc.
I'ver heard that the software also leaves a lot to be desired.
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Your interpretation of the numerous hands-on accounts differs from mine. From what I'm seeing on the Kobo forums, the overall reaction is positive, with some irritation at some software bugs that, ultimately, doesn't change the overall reaction from positive.

Can't really speak as to the status of orders, but there have been several documented cases of people getting theirs early...
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:24 AM   #23
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Your interpretation of the numerous hands-on accounts differs from mine. From what I'm seeing on the Kobo forums, the overall reaction is positive, with some irritation at some software bugs that, ultimately, doesn't change the overall reaction from positive.

Can't really speak as to the status of orders, but there have been several documented cases of people getting theirs early...
I'm hearing stuff that isn't posted publicly.

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Old 04-29-2013, 12:29 AM   #24
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Your interpretation of the numerous hands-on accounts differs from mine. From what I'm seeing on the Kobo forums, the overall reaction is positive, with some irritation at some software bugs that, ultimately, doesn't change the overall reaction from positive.

Can't really speak as to the status of orders, but there have been several documented cases of people getting theirs early...
When you order something that is listed as "ex stock" and 10 days and a number of e-mails later you don't even have a "shipping date estimate", that is very unprofessional. And as you can read in these forums, that seems to have happened to a lot of people. They should be open about it.

I won't comment on the software issues since I don't have any Kobo device.

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The kobo Touch was released in June 2011
The Arc was launched in October 2011 and the latest Kobo launch was in September 2012. What's your point?
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I think you've proved his point-that Kobo has no set release schedule. I don't know why they should wait until the fall to release the Aura-it's a completely different device from the Glo. A ton of people are still going to want a 6" reader so it doesn't really matter to them when the Aura is released.
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When you order something that is listed as "ex stock" and 10 days and a number of e-mails later you don't even have a "shipping date estimate", that is very unprofessional. And as you can read in these forums, that seems to have happened to a lot of people. They should be open about it.

I won't comment on the software issues since I don't have any Kobo device.
There seem to be maybe three people in these forums with truly bad experiences with ordering the Aura, all of whom seem to be in the U.S.
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I think you've proved his point-that Kobo has no set release schedule. I don't know why they should wait until the fall to release the Aura-it's a completely different device from the Glo. A ton of people are still going to want a 6" reader so it doesn't really matter to them when the Aura is released.
Thanks for filling in the holes. I didn't understand the point.

That could be true, but there's a reason why many device makers maintain an annual schedule. It's to keep the newer device from cannibalizing sales of the model that was released 6 months earlier.

There's no guarantee that this will happen with the Aura/Glo, but it could.
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