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Old 09-24-2010, 12:52 AM   #61
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Go-to-page has suddenly become very important to me as I'm replacing my Kobo and I'm 200+ pages into a 700+ page book. Don't want to press that button two hundred times to get there!
Grab the ChapterIDBookmarked, ParagraphBookmarked and BookmarkWordOffset values out of the content table in the database on the old reader, and write them on the new one...
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:17 AM   #62
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The ability to go to a particular page would be very helpful. Especially in those books that are used as reference material

If you have a book of around 500 pages and want to go to a particular part - what can you do at present but scroll at a tad under 3 seconds a page
I know this is by no means a fix of any sort but if you have powerful nintendo thumb you can wail on the next page button and get it to jump up to 10 pages per screen redraw
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Releasing often is definitely the ideal. I personally would love to deliver small bunches of goodies to you guys at regular intervals. Couple of things stand in the way:

1. Firmware is a different game than, say, an iphone app. We have to be extra careful, which adds time.

2. We have to work on multiple projects sometimes, so that adds time.
Less features per release means less Sprints per release which means more frequent releases.
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:35 PM   #64
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Grab the ChapterIDBookmarked, ParagraphBookmarked and BookmarkWordOffset values out of the content table in the database on the old reader, and write them on the new one...
Yeah, I was just about to do that. Except that I have absolutely no idea what in the hell you're talking about.

Thanks, though!
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What's the bet we don't see a firmware release and see the new KOBO released instead
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Old 09-27-2010, 06:07 AM   #66
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I think we will see both--with the things that can be released and used on our Kobo available to us and other things that won't be because of the hardware features on the new machines.
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Old 09-29-2010, 11:29 AM   #68
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I've heard Amazon has whole buildings/labs dedicated to the Kindle.

A little before we launched we barely had a desk dedicated to the Kobo eReader.

Me and a large part of the Kobo eReader team shared a pod designed to fit 4 people, we fit 6 people in there, plus me with all my boxes of prototypes and beta units, there was barely any room to even put my laptop down much less have a decent work station.

We've come a long way since then, each of us has our own desk now.. although no more pods, it's all open concept.

Re: the firmware update. There is another one coming "soon" and will address a couple of issues that people have.. ah.. voiced concern.. about, but it's primarily to deliver some key new features.

I can't say exactly when though (yet), you know how it is.

Any news Sameer? Or is Digital Steve correct and we won't see a firmware release before the new kobo release?
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Old 10-01-2010, 05:03 PM   #69
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Sameer?? time for an update

I second that can you offer us any news on a new eta for 1.5?
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Old 10-01-2010, 07:32 PM   #71
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Any news Sameer? Or is Digital Steve correct and we won't see a firmware release before the new kobo release?
People on Facebook have mentioned emails received from Kobo that mention new firmware when the new Kobo comes out, or shortly after.
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Old 10-03-2010, 11:36 PM   #72
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Must be soon I would think.

Any ideas from our resident Kobo reps so as to let us all know what the new firmware will offer to us?
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Wifi management.
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Old 10-11-2010, 11:42 PM   #74
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  1. Go-To-Page Function
  2. Remove book(s) from "I'm Reading" Option
  3. Faster power up time

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Old 10-13-2010, 11:03 PM   #75
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  1. Go-To-Page Function
  2. Remove book(s) from "I'm Reading" Option
  3. Faster power up time

You can remove books from the "I'm Reading" section with Calibre. It would be nice to have this ability on the Kobo itself though.
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