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Old 08-18-2014, 09:52 AM   #1
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New Kobo eReader Clears the FCC, Has Wifi and a 6.8″ Screen - discuss

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New Kobo eReader Clears the FCC, Has Wifi and a 6.8″ Screen

I for one will buy it if it's running Android, but not if it is a Wacom screen (which requires a stylus, from what I understand).

Discuss!
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Old 08-18-2014, 10:06 AM   #2
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I'd like to see discussion of this article:

New Kobo eReader Clears the FCC, Has Wifi and a 6.8″ Screen

I for one will buy it if it's running Android, but not if it is a Wacom screen (which requires a stylus, from what I understand).

Discuss!
Sounds like a direct competitor for the Onyx Boox T68 to me. Had it been 8", I would have bought one; as it is, I'll wait for the Boox i86 (preferably) or the Pocketbook Inkpad 840.

It works as a replacement for the Aura HD, but not as a successor.
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:13 AM   #3
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I am fine with the size of the Aura HD. I feel an 8" screen would be too large to read novels on, for me.

I do hope it runs Android like the Onyx T68, but with the dimensions of the current Aura HD. (The T68 has a larger body, despite the same screen). I love Kobo readers, so I would not hesitate to get one. I had an Onyx reader (not the T68) and did not care for it, so I would not buy another.
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I am fine with the size of the Aura HD. I feel an 8" screen would be too large to read novels on, for me.

I do hope it runs Android like the Onyx T68, but with the dimensions of the current Aura HD. (The T68 has a larger body, despite the same screen). I love Kobo readers, so I would not hesitate to get one. I had an Onyx reader (not the T68) and did not care for it, so I would not buy another.
I agree, having seen the ocean. Too large for novels (unless you have eyes problem, and need big fonts.)

But 8" will make technical pdf readable
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Old 08-18-2014, 11:42 AM   #5
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I am fine with the size of the Aura HD. I feel an 8" screen would be too large to read novels on, for me.
To each his own, of course. I used to read novels on my Kindle DXG, so to me 8" is still smallish :-). I already have an Aura HD, so just a move to Android isn't enough to tempt me, or I would have bought a T68 before now.

I would buy a Kobo hi-res 8", though, if it existed. I like my Aura HD.
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Read through the article and they had the type of screen that the Aura HD has wrong. The Aura HD has an IR screen and not a Capacitive screen. The Onyx T68 is Capacitive.
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If they have android and audio and speakers I'll be very tempted. I saw the ebook reader YouTube review of t68 side by side with aura and the aura has a nicer screen and better touch responsiveness.

8in would be good too except the current 8in eink screens are pretty low resolution, like 1024x768.
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8in would be good too except the current 8in eink screens are pretty low resolution, like 1024x768.
Nope. The upcoming 8-inchers (Onyx Boox i86 & Pocketbook InkPad 840) use the Triton screen without the color filter, at 1600x1200.
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Nope. The upcoming 8-inchers (Onyx Boox i86 & Pocketbook InkPad 840) use the Triton screen without the color filter, at 1600x1200.
Ooh I did not know that. Intriguing, but how will I fit that thing in my jacket pocket?
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Ooh I did not know that. Intriguing, but how will I fit that thing in my jacket pocket?
I think it will be the best e ink reader for reading from diverse resources
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Might buy it if anything happens to my Aura HD. Don't see anything better for the moment anyway.
Now, how do I charge it underwater?
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I am fine with the size of the Aura HD. I feel an 8" screen would be too large to read novels on, for me.

I do hope it runs Android like the Onyx T68, but with the dimensions of the current Aura HD. (The T68 has a larger body, despite the same screen). I love Kobo readers, so I would not hesitate to get one. I had an Onyx reader (not the T68) and did not care for it, so I would not buy another.
Okay so here is a question for you. I am leaning to Kobo as my ereader. I was going to buy an Aura, but after looking at the sale here in Canada for the Aura HD ($149) I was going to buy that. Now with this upgrade I am wondering if the HD is worth it as it appears that the current HD is being replaced. I have an iPad so I don't really need a near tab reader. I just want one I can read during the day and evening, load my books, and last a long time on a battery charge. So now I am more confused about my future purchase ... Thoughts ....
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Okay so here is a question for you. I am leaning to Kobo as my ereader. I was going to buy an Aura, but after looking at the sale here in Canada for the Aura HD ($149) I was going to buy that. Now with this upgrade I am wondering if the HD is worth it as it appears that the current HD is being replaced. I have an iPad so I don't really need a near tab reader. I just want one I can read during the day and evening, load my books, and last a long time on a battery charge. So now I am more confused about my future purchase ... Thoughts ....
I recommend the Aura HD. I feel it is better than the Aura. I'd say get it now while it's on sale.
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I recommend the Aura HD. I feel it is better than the Aura. I'd say get it now while it's on sale.
But is the Aura HD better then the Aura H2O?
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But is the Aura HD better then the Aura H2O?
At this point it is still a mythical object. You can't compare it to something that hasn't been announced.
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