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Old 09-01-2021, 12:43 AM   #16
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I don't think so.... but sooner or later it will.
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Old 09-01-2021, 07:48 AM   #17
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Does E Ink even make a 9.7/10" screen with 300PPI resolution?
Not yet.
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Old 09-02-2021, 07:47 PM   #18
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I wish somebody, anybody would roll out a new device using the new e-ink on-cell touch screen just to see if it's worth holding out for.

If they updated the Forma with the new screen (assuming it's worth it) and a type C connection I would buy it in a heartbeat. I really do not want to buy a "new" device with a micro USB connection.

If something isn't announced soon I'll probably just give up and get one of the Boox Novas.
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Old 09-03-2021, 07:01 AM   #19
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I wish somebody, anybody would roll out a new device using the new e-ink on-cell touch screen just to see if it's worth holding out for.
It will be marginally brighter with ambient light and no different with the front light on. It's eInk's scheme to get a bigger piece of the display cost as they make no profit from 3rd party touch screens, so it will be a little lower cost for the ereader maker. It's doubtful that it will be directly reflected in end user prices.

If you don't have an eink, or only have an old 800 x 600 6" model, then buy a 300 dpi ereader now. Don't wait for a marginal improvement. Sometimes a new model isn't as good. The PW4 does have BT audio and PW3 has only USB audio, but the audio feature isn't very important for reading books. The PW3 actually has a better screen. So after comparing son's PW4 and wife's PW3 I bought a PW3 just after the PW4 came out. Though I mostly read on a Kobo Libra which is also a better screen than the PW4.
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Old 09-03-2021, 07:53 AM   #20
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Color 10" e-ink screen, 32 GB memory, design similar to Forma.
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Old 09-06-2021, 09:12 PM   #21
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Forma - I don't think this is the next device as someone in Kobo marketing will think they can sell more Elipsa's by not updating the Forma.
The Elipsa's too heavy to be a viable Forma replacement.

I really hope it's the Forma that's up next, because I want one and I can't justify paying full price for three-year-old hardware. I'll keep waiting until they release a Forma with Elipsa-equivalent internals.
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Old 09-08-2021, 03:04 AM   #22
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I wish somebody, anybody would roll out a new device using the new e-ink on-cell touch screen just to see if it's worth holding out for.

If they updated the Forma with the new screen (assuming it's worth it) and a type C connection I would buy it in a heartbeat. I really do not want to buy a "new" device with a micro USB connection.

If something isn't announced soon I'll probably just give up and get one of the Boox Novas.
There is a new type of e-paper out called DES (display electronic slurry) which supposedly offers better contrast & resolution and can also integrate an on-cell touch at a reduced cost compared to e-ink. I hope Kobo experiments with this.

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Old 09-08-2021, 06:45 AM   #23
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There is a new type of e-paper out called DES (display electronic slurry) which supposedly offers better contrast & resolution and can also integrate an on-cell touch at a reduced cost compared to e-ink. I hope Kobo experiments with this.
That is impressive. It would be nice to see this in use in a Reader.
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Old 09-08-2021, 07:26 AM   #24
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Call me crazy, but I would love to see an ereader with a solar cell that would recharge itself. Make it waterproof and super rugged for outdoor use.

Kobo meets REI.
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Old 09-10-2021, 08:36 AM   #25
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Call me crazy, but I would love to see an ereader with a solar cell that would recharge itself. Make it waterproof and super rugged for outdoor use.

Kobo meets REI.

You're crazy and so am I, because I wish for the same thing.
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Old 09-10-2021, 09:35 AM   #26
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Call me crazy, but I would love to see an ereader with a solar cell that would recharge itself. Make it waterproof and super rugged for outdoor use.

Kobo meets REI.
Ditto for me.
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Old 09-10-2021, 05:44 PM   #27
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Call me crazy, but I would love to see an ereader with a solar cell that would recharge itself. Make it waterproof and super rugged for outdoor use.

Kobo meets REI.
I'm thinking of the calculators with the solar strip on them. With a plastic substrate screen it seems it would be doable. Though I don't know how large a solar panel would be needed for a reader and what would the cost be?
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Old 09-11-2021, 04:52 AM   #28
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Call me crazy, but I would love to see an ereader with a solar cell that would recharge itself. Make it waterproof and super rugged for outdoor use.

Kobo meets REI.
There used to be a solar cover for the Kindle (SolarFocus).

On the other hand, encouraging people to leave an e-ink device in full sun in a hot climate is not necessarily a good idea.
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Old 09-11-2021, 06:48 AM   #29
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There used to be a solar cover for the Kindle (SolarFocus).

On the other hand, encouraging people to leave an e-ink device in full sun in a hot climate is not necessarily a good idea.

Given Kobo's penchant for readers whose names end in "a", "Speranza" would work. Then Kobo sellers in said hot climates could advertise with "lasciate ogni Speranza, voi ch'entrate"
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I have a waterproof powerbank with a solar panel. Cost about €16. You could put two on a cover. Then even without sun charging you'd have months of reading time. About 4800 mAH each.
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