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Old 09-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #31
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Other blogs have said it's an HD screen. Well, we'll see when it's released what it really is. If it is only 800x600, then it's no better (hardware wise).
This has been in the firmware for long time. The firmware has it as 800x600.
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:38 PM   #32
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I would rather it had external uSD card slot and was a 5 inch reader. 5 inch readers are very handy. People that see mine want one. Make it with front light and sell them in military stores. They would sell well.
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Old 09-07-2015, 01:43 PM   #33
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IMHO this basic reader is too expensive $50 for an entry level device would be reasonable.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:05 PM   #34
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Kobo Touch 2.0 launched in IFA 2015, the good news there is front-light in Touch 2.0.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6VqmusbKNk4


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Old 09-07-2015, 03:23 PM   #35
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I don't think the Touch has a front-light. See http://www.techtimes.com/articles/82...d-e-reader.htm

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Beyond that, the device is pretty much a dead ringer for the 1.0. There's still no screen illumination - you'll have to pick up a Glo for that. Which, honestly, feels like it ought to just be a standard e-reader feature already.
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Old 09-07-2015, 03:47 PM   #36
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I don't think the Touch has a front-light. See http://www.techtimes.com/articles/82...d-e-reader.htm
You maybe right, I don't speak Italian or German.

In these video there is no front-light in touch-2.0 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7rzRNj0t_Zk

EDIT:I'ts look like it work on a new FW, so 3.18 coming soon.

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Old 09-07-2015, 04:22 PM   #37
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Actually it will come with 3.17.3
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Just got an e-mail announcing the Touch 2.0. I gotta say, I'm a bit disappointed in Kobo. This is essentially the same as a Kindle Basic except that it costs $10 more. How this makes sense I'm unsure.
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Old 09-10-2015, 01:35 PM   #39
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Kindle Basic with advertising is $79 US Dollars without advertising it is $99 US Dollars. Exchange rate increases price in Canadian Dollars making Kobo Touch 2.0 price a little lower than Kindle Basic.

Many other things including book prices and Amazon Kindle book format are different.
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Old 09-10-2015, 03:16 PM   #40
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In the US, yes. In Canada however, the Kindle Basic is $79CDN with no ads.

I just went looking at Kobo's complete lineup, and the price of the 2.0 makes a little more sense to me now.

The original Touch is still on sale at $79. Then comes the 2.0 @ 89. After that the Aura appears to be on permanent sale @ $99. Then comes the Glo (now available only in Hot Pink) and the Glo HD @ $129. Finally the H2O is at $179.

I think Kobo wants to get rid of their Touch 1.0 stock, but instead of reducing the price further they've just made sure the Touch 2.0 isn't competing with it. The thing is though, if you go digging for detailed hardware specs the Kindle Basic is definitely a superior piece of hardware then the Touch 1.0. *sigh*

I'm now a bit curious about Kobo's new Flip Cover. It'll be interesting to see if anyone around here gets one; I'd like to know how it feels in real-world use.
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"Flip Cover"? I don't think I have seen this. I have the Glo HD Sleepcover. The packaging says it is for the Touch 2 as well. The Kobo store that I see doesn't have another cover, but it doesn't show the Touch 2 yet.
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See https://ca.kobobooks.com/collections...obo-flip-cover

The Sleepcover is https://ca.kobobooks.com/collections...-hd-sleepcover

I'll have to check out a local store this weekend and see if they have them in stock.
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The Sleepcover is https://ca.kobobooks.com/collections...-hd-sleepcover

I'll have to check out a local store this weekend and see if they have them in stock.
I think I better stay away from the shops just in case they do have one
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Kobo Touch 2 and calibre

Calibre 2.38 has just been released. This includes support for the Touch 2.

Note: I don't have a Touch 2 to test with. My testing is done by getting calibre to see my Touch as a Touch 2. As the devices share the firmware and screen size, this should be enough. But, if anyone with a Touch 2 sees a problem, please report it.
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