|07-20-2010, 01:06 AM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Borders Australia - Kobo Delivered
A bit of news for anyone interested.
I ordered by black Kobo online from Borders' web site 11 July, it arrived today.
Unpacked and powered the beastie up. Connect to a Doze (W7) PC and it immediately took me through an 8 step, graphically rich, firmware 1.4 update process. There was even a little tour of what I could expect from the update before I started the process. Noice.
Given the pain previous shared on this forum I was a bit nervous (despite 20+ years in ICT) but it was all silky smooth. Robooted and hey, presto. All good
The Borders desktop app refused to run post-upgrade but I just removed the app via ControlPanel and resintalled. So far so good.
I'm now contemplating pushing my luck and ordering an eBook from Borders and see what happens...
|07-20-2010, 03:09 AM||#2|
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Adelaide, Australia
Device: Smart Q7, and Kobo
Steve if you wish to get an ebook from borders to test, do a search for a public domain book and then sort by price. You should be able to find a free book you dont have and upload it that way (say Through the Looking Glass, to go with Alice in Wonderland).
Glad to hear it arrived, hmm 9 days, thats not bad for borders
Dont forget to get Calibre for those online news resources (such as Time, the Age etc)
|07-20-2010, 04:56 AM||#3|
Join Date: Aug 2009
Device: Cool-er / Mac Mini / Satio / Notebook
not bad... Same size as my Cool-ER, only heavier...
Any one find out how to read horizontal???
The Cooler can do that... with the display button...
|07-20-2010, 05:23 AM||#4|
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Sunshine Coast Australia
Device: Kobo (RIP), iPad, iPhone 4, Kobo Touch x2, Kobo Glo
If you are reading a PDF which is stored in Documents rather than Books you have the choice of reading in Portrait or Landscape.
No idea if it is possible when reading epubs.
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