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Old 06-17-2020, 05:45 PM   #121
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Same size as Clara but maybe lower specs including screen. And heavier, 260g, at same size?
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Maybe that 260 g figure is for the packaged Nia, not just for the device alone.
I'm guessing you're right. 260 g for a 6" reader just doesn't make any sense. If it is the Kobo version of the Page 2, it'll weigh about 180 g.

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Old 06-17-2020, 08:22 PM   #122
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Here's a site that's showing three sleep covers for the Kobo Nia N306. So they must be about to come out.

https://www.almacen-informatico.com/...&Submit=Buscar

The lower price for the Nia sleepcovers (compared to other Kobo sleepcovers from this company) would seem to indicate a low-end eReader.

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Old 06-18-2020, 04:01 PM   #123
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Here's a site that's showing three sleep covers for the Kobo Nia N306. So they must be about to come out.

https://www.almacen-informatico.com/...&Submit=Buscar

The lower price for the Nia sleepcovers (compared to other Kobo sleepcovers from this company) would seem to indicate a low-end eReader.

Which cover do you mean?
I don't see any for the Kobo Nia. They are all for current or discontinued Kobo devices.
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Old 06-18-2020, 04:17 PM   #124
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Which cover do you mean?
I don't see any for the Kobo Nia. They are all for current or discontinued Kobo devices.
There's no picture yet, but I'm referring to the covers in the attached image (a screenshot from the link).
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Old 06-19-2020, 12:27 AM   #125
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GoodEReader broke another news story about the Kobo Nia. Dang that screen capture looks familiar!

https://goodereader.com/blog/kobo-er...next-few-weeks

Nightflyer and mirage must have been reading the future breaking news from GoodEReader! How did you guys transport into the future?

On June 13th, GoodEReader posted that Kobo was "dumping" Claras and that... "It looks like the company is trying to dump all of the remaining stock, since they have a new model that is coming out soon."

https://goodereader.com/blog/kobo-er...ra-hd-e-reader

Then I wrote a comment at his site (under this blog entry, which was never approved or posted) mentioning why I thought the Kobo Nia was a replacement for the Aura Edition 2 instead of the Clara.

So later today, in the "breaking news," (with my screen grab front and center) GoodEReader prints...

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It is currently unknown if Kobo will be replacing the Kobo Aura Edition 2, which was recently discontinued, but I believe it will. Kobo will have a 4 SKU strategy going forward, the Nia, Clara HD, Libra and Forma. I also think that Kobo sill make another exclusive Walmart edition of the Nia, since they shuttered the Kobo Aura Walmart version a couple of months ago.
(See link above.)

I believe he still has one thing wrong. The Kobo Nia will probably not ship with 16 GBs, it'll probably be limited to 8 GBs (the Tolino Page 2 has a 16 GB microSD card, but users only get access to 8 GBs of it).

That information comes from this German source (posted on April 20th)...

https://translate.google.com/transla...9/&prev=search

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Entry-level model completes the Kobo portfolio

Although this is hardly meaningful data, the battery capacity is a clear indication that it is an entry-level device. The Tolino also happens to have a battery of this size.

And even if the official specifications of the Tolino indicate a storage space size of 8 GB, a look under the back cover also shows a 16 GB Sandisk MicroSD memory card, at least for my device. Accordingly, this also fits the information provided by the Kobo Nia..
So, yet another "exclusive source" beckons GoodEReader

And the mention of 4 SKUs... On April 20th you find this in the GoodEReader blog...

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[The Nia] will either replace the recently discontinued Kobo Aura or the Kobo Clara HD, which came out in early 2018. I do not see Kobo having more than 3 SKUS in their modern portfolio, so I surmise it will look like this. The Kobo Nia, Kobo Libra and Kobo Forma.
Personally I always thought Kobo would eventually match the four Tolino line-up, device for device. But I did think the Page 2 "hardware clone" (Nia, I think) would come out sooner than this. (And I still may be wrong, these are just guesses with very little information to research.)

Nia next Tuesday?

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Old 06-19-2020, 12:59 AM   #126
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Another:

https://www.almacen-informatico.com/..._5373536_p.htm

...and sleepcover:

https://www.almacen-informatico.com/..._5373539_p.htm


EDIT: Bah, both of the links that I found on my own are in the story linked in the post just before mine... :-/

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Old 06-19-2020, 11:56 AM   #127
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There's no picture yet, but I'm referring to the covers in the attached image (a screenshot from the link).

Ok.
I was just confused, because those entries did not show up (and still don't), when I clicked on your link.

I suppose GoodEReader could not find them either and that is why they copied your screenshot.
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Old 06-19-2020, 02:19 PM   #128
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Ok.
I was just confused, because those entries did not show up (and still don't), when I clicked on your link.

I suppose GoodEReader could not find them either and that is why they copied your screenshot.
That's weird. I went back to the site, took another screenshot where the listings were still there. Then turned off Ublock Origin for that site, reloaded, and they disappeared. Turned Ublock Origin back on again and they remained gone. It must have been in cache?

But the links by twowheels still work for me. (I'm not going to turn off Ublock Origin for those links!)

Anyhow, here are the two new screenshots, showing where the Kobo Nia sleepcovers used to appear in the list and where they don't now (the 2nd image is basically just a more zoomed in version of your screenshot).
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And now the content in this link has disappeared.
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When you find a link like that, you HAVE to take a screen grab.
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When you find a link like that, you HAVE to take a screen grab.
I didn't find this particular link, but I do wish I had taken a screenshot of it when it was there. The fact that they are taking these down seems to indicate that the release of the Nia is not imminent. (I hope I'm wrong about that.)
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Kobo Nia listed on Staples.ca. $129 Canadian dollars (not yet available).

https://www.staples.ca/products/2982...a-6-inch-black

(It's got the same specs as the Tolino Page 2. I'm pretty sure .26" thick is supposed to be .36" thick.)

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Seems like a Clara HD replacement at that price. So Kobo would go with a three sku line up, Nia as the entry level, Libra as a deluxe, and Forma as the premium.
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Seems like a Clara HD replacement at that price. So Kobo would go with a three sku line up, Nia as the entry level, Libra as a deluxe, and Forma as the premium.
That's the same price they were selling the Aura Edition 2 for. I'm guessing the U.S. price will be $99. This has a 212ppi screen and no warm light – I'm guessing any Clara replacement will match its current features and will probably be waterproof (water resistant).

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Kobo Nia listed on Staples.ca. $129 Canadian dollars (not yet available).

https://www.staples.ca/products/2982...a-6-inch-black

(It's got the same specs as the Tolino Page 2. I'm pretty sure .26" thick is supposed to be .36" thick.)

Kobo Nia sleepcovers at BestBuy.ca

https://www.bestbuy.ca/en-ca/search?search=kobo+nia
That's an ugly cover, IMO. I dislike the covers that cover the bezel.
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