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Old 05-01-2010, 06:37 PM   #1
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Kobo is coming in black

at the end of may kobo will be available in black
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Old 05-01-2010, 11:59 PM   #2
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It might be earlier. I was told at the Bloor/Bay Indigo in Toronto that they would have them on Wednesday.
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:56 AM   #3
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This is the first time I've pre-ordered anything - damn it I should have waited.
White is so NOT good for my dirty environment.
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Old 05-02-2010, 07:05 PM   #4
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Went back again today to check. The word is the launch of the black Kobo is May 8. It'll be a good Mother's Day!
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Old 05-02-2010, 08:48 PM   #5
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I called one of the Chapters stores here in Calgary and was told they aren't expecting the black one until the end of the month. I hope that's not the case if they're coming by the end of the week in Toronto. I wish we could get a firm answer from Kobo, but I've emailed them about it and haven't heard back.
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Old 05-02-2010, 10:21 PM   #6
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I dunno. The porcelain is reasonably attractive (other than the blue button which reminds me of someone's gum stuck on a chair ...) and, if you are concerned about showing dirt, I don't think that's an issue. My Kindle 2 is six months old, well used, and not grimy yet. Thirty hours of use and the Kobo is still clean looking. It's actually the rubberized quilted back that "shows" the dirt -- the natural oil from your finger tips.
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Old 05-03-2010, 12:13 AM   #7
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I dunno. The porcelain is reasonably attractive (other than the blue button which reminds me of someone's gum stuck on a chair ...) and, if you are concerned about showing dirt, I don't think that's an issue. My Kindle 2 is six months old, well used, and not grimy yet. Thirty hours of use and the Kobo is still clean looking. It's actually the rubberized quilted back that "shows" the dirt -- the natural oil from your finger tips.
No, it's the blue button. If they had designed it with a white button, or even black one, I would have purchased it on the spot. The blue is too flashy. Like the old coloured iMacs, it will look dated in six months. [And I hate to say this, but it's a bit too feminine for my taste... paisley on every webpage, eek!].

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Old 05-03-2010, 12:45 AM   #8
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No, it's the blue button. If they had designed it with a white button, or even black one, I would have purchased it on the spot. The blue is too flashy. Like the old coloured iMacs, it will look dated in six months. [And I hate to say this, but it's a bit too feminine for my taste... paisley on every webpage, eek!].
I'm thinking of letting the wife loose with a black marker :
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Old 05-03-2010, 01:43 AM   #9
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It might be earlier. I was told at the Bloor/Bay Indigo in Toronto that they would have them on Wednesday.
Afraid you were lied to. they havent even shipped from the warehouse. end of may we will see it.
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Old 05-03-2010, 02:56 AM   #10
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I was wondering about the black one too. But the white should be better for outdoor use, like on the beach and such.... Won't heat up as much...
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:04 AM   #11
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:51 AM   #12
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Afraid you were lied to. they havent even shipped from the warehouse. end of may we will see it.
That might be, but I went on two separate occasions and spoke with two different people who said it would happen in the next week. Maybe a problem with management?

Oh well, I can wait until the end of May (too bad for Kobo's sales #s ).

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Old 05-03-2010, 03:09 PM   #13
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If it happens in the next 13 days, I'll return my white one and get a black one
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Old 05-03-2010, 07:58 PM   #14
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NICE! Black is the best!
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Old 05-03-2010, 08:03 PM   #15
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[And I hate to say this, but it's a bit too feminine for my taste... paisley on every webpage, eek!].
Take it as a challenge to your inner butch and ... touch it. LOL. It's not that bad. They did it for branding reasons and you get used to it quickly.
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