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Old 09-28-2018, 03:58 PM   #1
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Kobo Forma is a Kindle Oasis clone

Kobo copied the two year old Kindle Oasis:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/...on-16-october/

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Old 09-28-2018, 04:37 PM   #2
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I saw that and was disappointed. I nice alternative, but nothing really that makes it more distinguishable from the Oasis. I was waiting for news on this before getting my first e-reader, but I'm glad I jumped on the Likebook Mars.
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Old 09-28-2018, 04:40 PM   #3
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Kobo copied the two year old Kindle Oasis:
https://the-digital-reader.com/2018/...on-16-october/

A Kobo with buttons. Cool. Although I would rather see a Voyage clone.
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Old 09-29-2018, 09:32 AM   #4
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I don't care if they got their inspiration of the kindle, I care about specs, is this thing an upgrade from the A1 or not? That'll be the deciding factor for me.
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I think this kobo looks better than the Oasis even tho it is a clone. i like the rounded corners and appears to be a uniform size, instead of the wedge or whatever its called, that the oasis has
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A Kobo with buttons. Cool. Although I would rather see a Voyage clone.

Yep. Do it like the Voyage and a 7.8" screen, I'm there.

Don't need or use buttons, so make them present, with option to switch off like the Voyage, perfect!


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I think this kobo looks better than the Oasis even tho it is a clone. i like the rounded corners and appears to be a uniform size, instead of the wedge or whatever its called, that the oasis has
The side with the buttons seems to be elevated/angled on the Forma, so it's not a flat surface either. The question is, is it just angled outward or also fatter on that side.
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Old 09-29-2018, 06:00 PM   #8
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Got kinda ticked seeing "new Kobo!" literally days after I got my Clara...but meh. I'm happy with what I got. Too bad the announcement wasn't for a Mini 2 though...I'd get that in addition to the Clara.
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Got kinda ticked seeing "new Kobo!" literally days after I got my Clara...but meh. I'm happy with what I got. Too bad the announcement wasn't for a Mini 2 though...I'd get that in addition to the Clara.
I don't think the Mini 2 is ever coming, despite GoodERead's "inside information."
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Old 09-29-2018, 07:29 PM   #10
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I don't care if they got their inspiration of the kindle, I care about specs, is this thing an upgrade from the A1 or not? That'll be the deciding factor for me.
I'm wondering the same..
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If it has better contrast, I'll probably get one. If it has better contrast and an improved ComfortLight, Ill definitely get one.
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Old 09-30-2018, 09:47 AM   #12
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I don't think the Mini 2 is ever coming, despite GoodERead's "inside information."
I don't think anyone in those videos I've seen have any inside info LOL, but, I wasn't saying I expected the Mini 2, just that I want one
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Terrible design, if that's where the power button is going to be located.
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It really does look like this one is supposed to be Landscape by Default because of the placement of the buttons and logo. The buttons make sense is you keep it in that view.
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