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Old 06-23-2017, 02:16 PM   #1
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kobo glo hd

I am after one of these, and according to the info on interweb it is no longer available - "discontinued"
and yet... when I go on:
http://books.rakuten.co.jp/event/e-b...ers/koboglohd/
they seem to be available and for quite a reasonable price, even when one accounts for duties etc.

They also show on e**y for sale from Japan.

So what's the deal?
Does anybody know why it is available in Japan, but not in the rest of the world?
I am tempted to get one directly from Japan, but that would mean no warranty and no chance of returning if anything goes wrong? (or can I get support for it here in UK from Kobo/Rakuten if I buy it in Japan?)
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Old 06-23-2017, 04:47 PM   #2
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Why not consider the Aura 2? It's $99 right now.
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Old 06-23-2017, 05:36 PM   #3
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Because it is only 212 ppi (instead of 300 ppi).
I may have to go down the route of Kobo Aura Edition 2, but would prefer if possible HD screen
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Also, if you're an ebook hoarder, like me, the Kobo Glo HD has a user replaceable memory card that supports micro SDXC cards larger than 8GB.
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Old 07-17-2017, 06:35 PM   #5
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Did we ever find out why Kobo canceled the Kobo Glo HD? It seems crazy that the only current Kobo 6-inch E Ink device is the Kobo Aura edition 2, with just 212 dpi, when the comparable Kindle, the PaperWhite 3, is 300 dpi.
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Old 07-17-2017, 07:15 PM   #6
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Supposedly the Glo HD is still available in Japan.
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I heard they are working on a Oasis reader. I bet it will replace the Glo HD.

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I heard they are working on a Oasis reader. I bet it will replace the Glo HD.

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Where did you hear/read that? I hope it's not going to use this silly dual-battery system.
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Where did you hear/read that? I hope it's not going to use this silly dual-battery system.
I'm not at liberty to say.

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