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Old 04-04-2016, 09:54 PM   #16
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every year for the last 4 years Kobo has released a new e-reader in April/early may for mother's day. This is what they do. The fact the company is TOO quiet leads me to believe this is the case.
But, "Last last four years" would be 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The Aura HD was April 2013 and the Glo HD was May 2015. Nothing was released in early 2012 or 2014. And as the first Touch was May 2011, the pattern looks more like every two years. That would mean nothing at this time this year.*

Unless the release is just a refresh, (colours for the Glo HD or a bigger internal card), I don't think we are going to see a new device soon. If we were, I think we would have seen another firmware update before now. Kobo have been releasing at least one evidence of any new device for a while.

* Yes, I noticed the WiFi was released in May 2010, but as it didn't fit my pattern, I ignored it
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Old 04-04-2016, 10:00 PM   #17
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Yes, it's the fourth Sunday of Lent in the UK - three weeks before Easter Sunday - so it's a different date every year.
Mother's Day in Lent? I hope Mom didn't give up flowers, candy, etc. for Lent!
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:54 AM   #18
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Mother's Day in Lent? I hope Mom didn't give up flowers, candy, etc. for Lent!
"Mothering Sunday" in the UK - aka "Mother's Day" - originally had nothing to do with mothers. It was the day that people were expected to visit their "mother church" (normally their nearest cathedral). Its association with mothers is a modern innovation.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:26 AM   #19
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"Mothering Sunday" in the UK - aka "Mother's Day" - originally had nothing to do with mothers. It was the day that people were expected to visit their "mother church" (normally their nearest cathedral). Its association with mothers is a modern innovation.
We should have all gone with Surrey's "Pudding Pie Sunday" instead and this confusion would never have happened.
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Old 04-05-2016, 07:34 AM   #20
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"Mothering Sunday" in the UK - aka "Mother's Day" - originally had nothing to do with mothers. It was the day that people were expected to visit their "mother church" (normally their nearest cathedral). Its association with mothers is a modern innovation.
Yeah, those darn Mothers, taking over and assimilating other cultures holidays...And doing it to the Church! How shocking!
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Does anyone know why retail prices of Kobo eReaders have increased suddenly?

Kobo Glo HD has increased from 129.99 to 139.99 CAD and H2O has increased from 179.99 to 199.99 CAD

I was planning to purchase a Kobo H2O for my friend and couldn't purchase it earlier, he will get annoyed with me
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Old 04-05-2016, 12:14 PM   #22
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Does anyone know why retail prices of Kobo eReaders have increased suddenly?

Kobo Glo HD has increased from 129.99 to 139.99 CAD and H2O has increased from 179.99 to 199.99 CAD

I was planning to purchase a Kobo H2O for my friend and couldn't purchase it earlier, he will get annoyed with me
The US prices, which used to be the same dollar amount, have not gone up, so I suspect it's a reflection of the decline in the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar.
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Does anyone know why retail prices of Kobo eReaders have increased suddenly?

Kobo Glo HD has increased from 129.99 to 139.99 CAD and H2O has increased from 179.99 to 199.99 CAD

I was planning to purchase a Kobo H2O for my friend and couldn't purchase it earlier, he will get annoyed with me
This may be an indication that Kobo isn't releasing something soon. Or, at least, that it won't compete with the Glo HD or H2O.
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Although my Aura HD is working just fine, I have to admit a new Kobo 6.8" screen device would interest me. Guess it's wait and see!
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This may be an indication that Kobo isn't releasing something soon. Or, at least, that it won't compete with the Glo HD or H2O.
Much more likely that it's the drop in the Canadian $ vs the U.S. $ that has finally worked it's way through. Especially if it is a country specific increase.
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The US prices, which used to be the same dollar amount, have not gone up, so I suspect it's a reflection of the decline in the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar.
Thank you. This is the best possible explanation but I just wasn't expecting a 20 CAD price rise for a 2 years old model.
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The US prices, which used to be the same dollar amount, have not gone up, so I suspect it's a reflection of the decline in the Canadian dollar relative to the US dollar.
Yen is so strong recently. That might be the reason.
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Yen is so strong recently. That might be the reason.
Generally, Chinese/Taiwanese custom manufactured hardware is priced in US dollars.

The Yen is probably a complete non-factor. The Yen may be a factor when Kobo reports its financials to the Japanese mother corporation.
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Must be the new 5 inch reader with back light screen. That was reason they sold all of the Kobo mini for deeply discounted price.
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I can't help but think that a new device is one reason we've not seen a new release for some time; the community has shown a lot of skill in searching build for info on new devices.
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