Register Guidelines E-Books Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Go Back   MobileRead Forums > E-Book General > News

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-21-2020, 11:06 AM   #31
tourneur
Zealot
tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 100
Karma: 385430
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kobo Libra
Quote:
Originally Posted by binaryhermit View Post
Although in these COVID-19 days it might be a bit more than a couple of weeks.
It might actually be a good time to release a new ereader though. Here in the Netherlands the Kobo Plus subscriptions had increased by 128% at the end of March.
tourneur is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2020, 01:26 PM   #32
hobnail
Running with scissors
hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.hobnail ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 525
Karma: 2853664
Join Date: Nov 2019
Device: none
Quote:
Originally Posted by DNSB View Post
Depending on the size of the comic book file,. 14GB would give you room for quite a few 100MB comic files.
Additionally, a color display would be for a premium device, so skimping on memory wouldn't be consistent with that.

Last edited by hobnail; 04-21-2020 at 01:30 PM.
hobnail is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 04-21-2020, 03:14 PM   #33
rcentros
eReader Wrangler
rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
rcentros's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,230
Karma: 27000000
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Boise, ID
Device: Nooks, Kindles, Sonys, Kobos, Tolinos and others.
From the German website Alles eBook... (using Google translate)...

Quote:
Kobo Nia: Tolino Page 2 reissued?

When the Tolino Page 2 was launched a few months ago, I was amazed that there is no Kobo counterpart to the device. After all, the Canadian-Japanese technology partner of the Tolino Alliance is responsible for the hardware of the current Tolino models.

It looks like this will soon change. Goodereader's colleagues have tracked down a data sheet from the American telecommunications authority FCC, in which the name Kobo Nia appears.

The exact technical details are still unknown, but a few notes can be read from the documentation: 1,000 mAh battery, micro USB connection, WiFi and 16 GB storage space.

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 Page 2 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.

That would also explain why the new Tolino Page did not appear in the old Tolino design despite the lack of a Kobo counterpart.

The Kobo Nia will probably be a replacement for the Kobo Aura. The exact market launch is not known, but a 180-day confidentiality agreement was signed in the FCC documentation, which is valid from February 10, 2020. Accordingly, the device should appear at the end of July at the latest - but probably a little earlier.

In Germany, however, this is not very relevant, since the device - if the assumption is correct - is already available in the form of the Tolino and Kobo has withdrawn from the German market.
https://allesebook.de/news/kobo-nia-...gelegt-981339/

(Emphasis mine.)

The interesting bit is that the Tolino Page 2 also has a 16 GB sandisk microSD, even though it's only using 8GB of it.
rcentros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2020, 03:20 PM   #34
DNSB
Bibliophagist
DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.DNSB ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
DNSB's Avatar
 
Posts: 8,031
Karma: 35207101
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Vancouver
Device: Kobo Forma, Clara HD, Nexus 7 HD, iPad Pro, Tolino epos
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcentros View Post
The interesting bit is that the Tolino Page 2 also has a 16 GB sandisk microSD, even though it's only using 8GB of it.
Takes me back to the days when Kobo was using 4GB uSD cards as replacements for 2GB uSD cards but configured the same partitions as the 2GB cards. A bit of quick work with a partition manager and you could increase your available storage for free.
DNSB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2020, 03:37 PM   #35
tourneur
Zealot
tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.tourneur ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 100
Karma: 385430
Join Date: Aug 2019
Location: The Netherlands
Device: Kobo Libra
Would be a bummer if it's a rebranded Tolino Page 2. That's basically a Clara but with a 212ppi screen and no Comfortlight Pro (just a regular frontlight).

If Kobo wants a lower priced device in their line-up they'd serve the users better by releasing a Clara 2 and dropping the price of the original Clara.

Last edited by tourneur; 04-21-2020 at 03:44 PM.
tourneur is offline   Reply With Quote
Advert
Old 04-21-2020, 04:03 PM   #36
John F
Wizard
John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.John F ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 4,827
Karma: 35747310
Join Date: Feb 2009
Device: Kobo Glo HD
Quote:
...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....
I'm not sure why it is a clear indication, maybe they are cutting down the battery capacity to reduce weight. For example, I believe my Glo HD is 1500mah, and the Forma is 1200mah.
John F is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2020, 04:39 PM   #37
fjtorres
Grand Sorcerer
fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.fjtorres ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 11,657
Karma: 123043382
Join Date: May 2009
Location: 26 kly from Sgr A*
Device: T100TA,PW2,PRS-T1,KT,FireHD 8.9,K2, PB360,BeBook One,Axim51v,TC1000
Quote:
Originally Posted by tourneur View Post
If Kobo wants a lower priced device in their line-up they'd serve the users better by releasing a Clara 2 and dropping the price of the original Clara.
That's not necessarily doable.
A lot of consumer electronics (TVs, Disk players, and most ereader brands) are produced in batches. One run. When the lot is done, the assembly line is dismantled and reconfigured. Any future order requires a new batch, at which point it makes more sense to build a different model, especially if the target price is different.

So Kobo many not be able to order more new Claras even if they wanted to.
When they're gone, they're gone. Any price drop woukd be inventory clearance pssibly at a loss.

It applies to the screens as much as the full product.
Remember, Kobo merely hires Netronix to design and build the things.

The batch nature of ereaders explains why the NOOK STR hung around for ages and why the Kindle DX pops up new from time to time on Amazon; boxes get lost in the warehouses and reappearing long after the product is officially discontinued. Unlike print books, unsold readers don't get returned.
fjtorres is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-21-2020, 05:59 PM   #38
rcentros
eReader Wrangler
rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.rcentros ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
rcentros's Avatar
 
Posts: 5,230
Karma: 27000000
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Boise, ID
Device: Nooks, Kindles, Sonys, Kobos, Tolinos and others.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tourneur View Post
Would be a bummer if it's a rebranded Tolino Page 2. That's basically a Clara but with a 212ppi screen and no Comfortlight Pro (just a regular frontlight).
Personally, it's kind of bugged me that the Kobo line was "incomplete." But you're right, the Page 2 (and possibly the Nia) is/would be basically a Clara (very slightly larger and thicker with a lesser screen (212ppi) and no warm light). But definitely a step up from the Aura 2 — smaller size, more RAM and 512M operating memory instead of 256M.

Quote:
Originally Posted by tourneur View Post
If Kobo wants a lower priced device in their line-up they'd serve the users better by releasing a Clara 2 and dropping the price of the original Clara.
I thought maybe, when Kobo didn't release a new "Aura 2," that they were thinking of doing that. But I'm guessing that Walmart will be able to sell the Nia (if it is a Page 2 clone) for $59 or $69 on sale. I doubt that we would be able to do that with the current Clara. I'm now guessing that the release of the Nia was delayed until they sold off most of the Aura 2s that were still around.

If the Nia is a rebranded Page 2, the basic hardware may already be in production, so they may be out by Mother's Day.

Last edited by rcentros; 04-21-2020 at 06:11 PM.
rcentros is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2020, 05:47 AM   #39
Uncle Robin
Diligent dilettante
Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 454
Karma: 4965192
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: in my mind
Device: Kobo Aura H2O2
Quote:
Originally Posted by tourneur View Post
It might actually be a good time to release a new ereader though. Here in the Netherlands the Kobo Plus subscriptions had increased by 128% at the end of March.

I read this and thought "Kobo Plus subscriptions"? What's that all about? This screenshot of my Kobo account explains my confusion
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	koboplus.jpg
Views:	117
Size:	34.5 KB
ID:	178605  
Uncle Robin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2020, 06:32 AM   #40
Quoth
the rook, bossing Never.
Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Quoth's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,051
Karma: 9016442
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Ireland
Device: Both Kinds: epub based makes and Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by rcentros View Post
If the Nia is a rebranded Page 2, the basic hardware may already be in production, so they may be out by Mother's Day.
The more recently invented USA one, or UK & Ireland Mother's Day next year? We already had it in 2020.
When is International Greeting Card day this year?
Quoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2020, 06:51 AM   #41
rantanplan
Enthusiast
rantanplan began at the beginning.
 
Posts: 30
Karma: 10
Join Date: Nov 2019
Device: kindle Paperwhite 2018, Tolino shine 3
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quoth View Post
The more recently invented USA one, or UK & Ireland Mother's Day next year? We already had it in 2020.
When is International Greeting Card day this year?
Mother's day was established in 1907 in the USA and was only 1912 established in the UK.
rantanplan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2020, 08:29 AM   #42
Quoth
the rook, bossing Never.
Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Quoth ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Quoth's Avatar
 
Posts: 2,051
Karma: 9016442
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Ireland
Device: Both Kinds: epub based makes and Kindle
Quote:
Originally Posted by rantanplan View Post
Mother's day was established in 1907 in the USA and was only 1912 established in the UK.
No, Mother's day in UK and Ireland is at least from the 17th C.
Also Ancient cultures have celebrated it.
The 1912 date is the USA establishment of an International Mother's Day association, a USA society that seems to have ignored pre-existing Mother's Day celebrations in France, Greece, UK, Ireland etc.
Wikipedia has some nonsense about US Service men bringing it to UK. My Grandmother was born in 1900. It's in various UK books from 18th, 19th and 1920s. It's STILL the 19th or earlier date in UK and Ireland. France has a different origin and date from the 19th C.
Hence different dates in different countries.

Last edited by Quoth; 04-22-2020 at 08:33 AM.
Quoth is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2020, 08:57 AM   #43
ps67
Evangelist
ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.ps67 ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 462
Karma: 1400000
Join Date: Aug 2017
Location: Italy
Device: Kindle Paperwhite, Kobo Aura One, just ordered Pocketbook Color
Quote:
Originally Posted by Uncle Robin View Post
I read this and thought "Kobo Plus subscriptions"? What's that all about? This screenshot of my Kobo account explains my confusion
It is a service similar to Kindle Unlimited but it is only available in Belgium and the Netherlands.
ps67 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2020, 09:07 AM   #44
Uncle Robin
Diligent dilettante
Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.Uncle Robin ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 454
Karma: 4965192
Join Date: Sep 2019
Location: in my mind
Device: Kobo Aura H2O2
Quote:
Originally Posted by ps67 View Post
It is a service similar to Kindle Unlimited but it is only available in Belgium and the Netherlands.
Yep, when I googled it, my reaction was "Belgium!"
Uncle Robin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2020, 09:29 AM   #45
murraypaul
Interested Bystander
murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.murraypaul ought to be getting tired of karma fortunes by now.
 
Posts: 3,604
Karma: 15315215
Join Date: Jun 2008
Device: Note 4, Kobo One
Quote:
Originally Posted by Quoth View Post
No, Mother's day in UK and Ireland is at least from the 17th C.
Also Ancient cultures have celebrated it.
The 1912 date is the USA establishment of an International Mother's Day association, a USA society that seems to have ignored pre-existing Mother's Day celebrations in France, Greece, UK, Ireland etc.
Wikipedia has some nonsense about US Service men bringing it to UK. My Grandmother was born in 1900. It's in various UK books from 18th, 19th and 1920s. It's STILL the 19th or earlier date in UK and Ireland. France has a different origin and date from the 19th C.
Hence different dates in different countries.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mothering_Sunday
vs
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mother%27s_Day
murraypaul is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Thinking of buying a Kobo Aura H20 Edition 2 ... looking for insight from Kobo owners FulciLives Which one should I buy? 27 05-05-2019 11:05 PM
Kobo Touch N905C lukt niet om met Kobo account in te loggen LotusElise Kobo Reader 2 11-05-2018 06:30 AM
Academics eye the Kobo Aura One, but need better PDF support. Letter to Kobo-ville pinktank Kobo Reader 36 09-03-2016 04:05 PM
New Kobo User becomes burned EX-Kobo user aka KOBO is horrible tvuongpham Kobo Reader 140 09-18-2015 08:42 AM
Changing fonts issue on Kobo Aura HD/Kobo Glo [PROBLEM SOLVED] Dr. Drib Kobo Reader 19 05-13-2014 04:35 PM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 01:15 PM.


MobileRead.com is a privately owned, operated and funded community.