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View Poll Results: [Firmware 1.4] Number of page turns (not pages) / any change
1000 -> 2000 13 23.64%
2000 -> 3000 3 5.45%
3000 -> 4000 6 10.91%
4000 -> 5000 1 1.82%
5000 -> 6000 2 3.64%
6000 -> 7000 0 0%
7000 -> 8000 1 1.82%
> 8000 3 5.45%
Yes, i'm getting more page turns now 20 36.36%
No, i am NOT getting more page turns 6 10.91%
No, i am getting LESS page turns 11 20.00%
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Old 07-04-2010, 07:12 AM   #1
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[Firmware 1.4] How many page turns are you getting

Hi guys, just wondering if anyone is now getting reaching the perpetrated 8000 page turns on their reader ever since the firmware upgrade.

I believe i've seen an improvement, but still far short of the 8000 page turns.

O yes, please vote on both sections.

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Old 07-04-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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Don't you think it's a little early to be asking how many people have read eight 1,000 page novels since they installed the update -at most- two days ago?

I don't read that fast, and I also have a few other projects on the go...
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Old 07-04-2010, 11:40 AM   #3
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True, but i've read through 3 novels so far as its currently my uni break, and from what i've seen my battery was very close to 0 on the bar.

So i'm just wondering about other peoples experiences. I'm sure there are other speed/ avid readers like me out there who are literally swallowing pages with their eyes to find out what happens next ....

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Old 07-04-2010, 08:00 PM   #4
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You can always click the page turn button just for the fun of it..lol
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Old 07-04-2010, 09:41 PM   #5
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How are people keeping track of page's read?
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Most books have a consistent amount of page turns before the page numbers change.

Find out how many this is and multiply against number of pages.

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The ePubs that I have read so far I have to click next page about 3 times until the page number changes....
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Old 07-05-2010, 09:16 AM   #8
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The ePubs that I have read so far I have to click next page about 3 times until the page number changes....
So, why do ePubs work this way? I mean, why is one page worth up to 3 pages and why isn't the page reflow calculated in a way to determine the actual number of pages? Can anybody explain this?

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There was a thread around somewhere about this, I can't recall its title. Basically, about 2000 or 2048 characters make one page, regardless of how many fit on the screen. I think it is supposed to allow you to find your place regardless of the font size you happen to be using at the moment.
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Old 07-08-2010, 05:09 AM   #10
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On my 2nd charge and discovered something odd.

I've seem to lost 1/4 battery power from it 'powered off' for a day whereas 2100 page turns only reduced it by a little more then half. This seems a little broken......

Going to try and run it dry now with another book and see how many pages i can get.
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On my 2nd charge and discovered something odd.

I've seem to lost 1/4 battery power from it 'powered off' for a day whereas 2100 page turns only reduced it by a little more then half. This seems a little broken......

Going to try and run it dry now with another book and see how many pages i can get.
Yes, that seems to be the same for me. I lose 1/4 power within the first day of charging it, then it stays that way for quite awhile before it goes to 1/2. I didn't count the number of pages, but I suspect it would be close to what you've reported. I'll be curious to hear how many pages you get before it tells you to recharge...apparently it has a 'low battery' indicator now.
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Since the upgrade, I had a fully charged reader & have read approximately 100 pages. The battery indicator has dropped to 1/2 charge.

I am hoping this is just a glitch. I had my original reader replaced due to short battery life (max 800 pages) and before the firmware update it seemed to be lasting forever. I can deal with all the other trade offs (losing cover art, "locked content" for non-DRM books, the I'm Reading list that can not be managed), but I hope the battery life will actually last more than a day or 2.

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Old 07-10-2010, 02:14 PM   #13
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Bump. 800 views 10 votes? You guys using your kobo as paper weights or something
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OK, I'm either a glutton for punishment or overly curious. This will be a multi-day test. I charged my kobo until the light turned blue (1.4 firmware). Then I began the following sequence: 100 page turns, 2 menu presses (to check battery indicator), and an idle-induced sleep & power-off after every 1000 pages. Here's the results from the 1st 1000:

0 - full batt
100 - full batt
200 - 1st level drop
300 - no change
400 - no change
500 - no change
600 - no change
700 - no change
800 - no change
900 - no change
1000 - no change

Stay tuned...
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Next 1000...

power-on - no change
1100 - no change
1200 - 2nd level drop
1300 - no change
1400 - no change
1500 - no change
1600 - no change
1700 - no change
1800 - no change
1900 - no change
2000 - no change
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