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Old 09-03-2021, 09:21 AM   #46
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I had a Kobo Glo HD for a while, sold it on eBay. I used it for about a year. The only feature it had that I miss on a Kindle is the swipe up/down near the left bezel to adjust the front light.

But in day to day use, I found it more temperamental and glitchy than any Kindle I've ever had. It liked to lock up, usually in the middle of a reading session at night. It happened enough to really sour me on the device.
Newer Kobos are more stable. My 2-years-old Libra has never locked up or had any glitches. But if you aren't that big on tinkering, modifying and customizing your device and integration with Calibre (automatic series and collection management) isn't terribly important to you either, there's no reason to switch.
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Old 09-03-2021, 12:33 PM   #47
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You could buy 8-10 Kindles for the price of a new iPhone or Galaxy cell phone.
New iPhones (iPhone SE) start at $399 USD. That’s only 4-5 Kindles, and you can also use it as a phone. A fully loaded (WiFi + cellular, 32GB) costs only $50 USD less, and you can’t even text anyone with it.
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Old 09-03-2021, 01:57 PM   #48
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I had a Kobo Glo HD for a while, sold it on eBay. I used it for about a year. The only feature it had that I miss on a Kindle is the swipe up/down near the left bezel to adjust the front light.

But in day to day use, I found it more temperamental and glitchy than any Kindle I've ever had. It liked to lock up, usually in the middle of a reading session at night. It happened enough to really sour me on the device.
My 6 year 8 month old Kobo Aura H2O has not locked up even once. I make sure all the eBooks I put on it are error free using both Calibre's error checker and epubcheck. In most cases, issues with Readers ar due to eBook errors.
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Old 09-03-2021, 03:39 PM   #49
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I've had more trouble with Kindles than Kobos.
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Old 09-03-2021, 04:51 PM   #50
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I've had more trouble with Kindles than Kobos.
Liking both, Kobo and Kindle, I've had more trouble with Kobos than Kindles.

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Old 09-04-2021, 04:21 AM   #51
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New iPhones (iPhone SE) start at $399 USD. That’s only 4-5 Kindles, and you can also use it as a phone. A fully loaded (WiFi + cellular, 32GB) costs only $50 USD less, and you can’t even text anyone with it.
Yeah with all the not e-ink screen. if people like e-ink then they go with it, it ain't about cost or other bs.
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Old 09-10-2021, 12:30 PM   #52
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Update for Oasis please

I'm using the wires old Voyage which now has issues, what I need is an excuse to buy the wife a new (updated) Oasis so I can have the old 'Oasis'.
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Old 09-10-2021, 01:40 PM   #53
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I got an email from Amazon in last couple of weeks about some book deals (I ask for them) and one of the banners depicted a reading device, but it didn’t resemble any shipping Amazon device. It had the screen aspect ratio of a Kindle, but the bezels were the same width on top/bottom/left/right. I have been meaning to see if I can find it again so I can post it here. Was it a mockup of a new one? Why would they not use a shipping Kindle?
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Old 09-19-2021, 09:21 PM   #54
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Some person in the Kindle subreddit posted this from Amazon Mexico, this might be proof the rumors may be true!

https://reddit.com/r/kindle/comments..._theres_a_new/
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:01 PM   #55
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Here is an image showing two new 6.8 inch Paperwhite models (regular and Signature Edition) from another Reddit thread.
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Old 09-19-2021, 11:51 PM   #56
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I should have said, thanks for the Reddit link to jhowell...

Also from the Reddit thread (from the Canadian Amazon page)...

Starting at $680 Canadian?

EDIT: A little further down, price updated to... $149.99 & $209.99 Canadian

EDIT: The Signature Edition has 32 GB, auto-light sensing and wireless charging.

EDIT: 17 LEDs (instead of 5) and a warm light. Hope this spurs PocketBook to make a 6.8" version of the HD 3.
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Old 09-20-2021, 12:14 AM   #57
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So there seems to be some substance to this rumor. I've already got the cash set aside and am patiently waiting
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Old 09-20-2021, 12:32 AM   #58
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So there seems to be some substance to this rumor. I've already got the cash set aside and am patiently waiting
It looks like it — and, since Canadian price is currently listed at $149 (for the base model), that should mean the U.S. version would sell for about the same as current PaperWhites. (Unless the price on the Canadian site is actually the U.S. price and a mistake — you can't follow the link yet, so no way to verify.)
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:49 AM   #59
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u/BleepBleepBeep in the thread on r/Kindle for the listing in Amazon Canada managed to squeeze more info out.

https://i.imgur.com/89riWnx

Supposedly it might come out on October 27th. Take it with a grain of salt, but considering this is all happening so soon I suggest keeping an eye on Amazon.
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:57 AM   #60
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Hmmm...setting my pennies aside. I'll probably sell my Oasis and get the Paperwhite. More lights, a little larger screen, and no page turn buttons? Yes please.
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