|09-01-2010, 12:52 AM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2009
Hot rumour: Kobo to "untether" other eReaders with new sync
Here's a rumour I have on good authority:
Kobo in North America is rumoured to be about to push out an update to their desktop software that will allow users to sync their Kobo ebooks library to any device running Adobe Digital Editions. The move is expected to flow through to other markets (such as those of us in Australia and New Zealand) that use Kobo software to power their online ebook offerings.
It would effectively "untether" the Sony Reader range from the Sony Reader store, and the Nook from Barnes & Noble. This could be big!
More info at www.bookbee.com.au if you need it.
|09-01-2010, 02:22 AM||#3|
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Maryland, USA
Device: Nook Simple Touch, HPC Evo 4G LTE
Its not and it is... Its not in the sense that it doesn't provide functionality that wasn't already available somewhere... It is in the sense that it makes it easier for people to use the Kobo bookstore with all their readers that support ADE.
|09-01-2010, 03:20 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: Kindle PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro
Can you explain why you believe that this significant?
|09-01-2010, 03:41 AM||#5|
Join Date: Nov 2008
Device: Sony PRS 505,PRS 650
Boy, There's no way I am using the piece of crap Kobo desktop instead of Adobe DE.
One of my workmates who bought a Kobo from Borders AU has given up using it since it takes over 1/2 hour to sync his few ebooks he has bought. I told him to use Adobe DE instead as it only takes a few secs and he hasn't looked back.
|09-01-2010, 12:16 PM||#6|
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo, Kindle 3, Paperwhite
I'd be more interested in being able to load B&N-purchased books on my Kobo ereader. As it is, I can't do that. (Without stripping DRM, which I can't seem to grasp how to do.)
|09-01-2010, 06:07 PM||#7|
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Newcastle, NSW
Device: Sony PRS-505
The only thing I tether my 505 to is Calibre; so I wouldn't regard this as 'hot'
However, although it makes no difference to me any move to make ebooks in general more widely available is IMO a good thing.
|09-02-2010, 05:13 AM||#8|
Trying for calm & polite
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Mostly in Canada
Device: kobo original, WiFI, Touch, Glo, and Aura
Are you referring to an expansion of what was announced on the Kobo blog here ? My read on this was just that you could add non-drm encumbered books into the Kobo library page on the iPAD or iPhone running the Kobo apps.
|09-02-2010, 03:55 PM||#9|
Join Date: Nov 2009
Device: Kobo Glo, Kobo Aura HD, Kindle Wifi, Nexus 7 (2013), Samsung Tab 10.1
I bought something at the Sony ereader store yesterday and loaded it onto my Kobo. No problems. Was there supposed to be? I thought ADE was already the authorization link?
Last edited by SensualPoet; 09-02-2010 at 03:57 PM.
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